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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: mr president, are are a racist? international outrage facing the president, over remarks he's said to have made about african nations and haiti. amongst others. these are shocking and shamful comments from the president of the united states. i'm sorry but there is no other word one can use but racist. meanwhile, donald trump says he won't come to the uk to officially open a new us embassy here, because he doesn't like the look of it or the location. a fine of £10,000 for the surgeon who branded his initials onto his patients‘ livers. a report into the manchester bombing finds some relatives of the victims suffered from media intrusion. also in the next hour — the new research on breast cancer survival rates. it finds that young women with the faulty braca gene who develop breast cancer, have the same survival rates as those without it. you can't look down to read the
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speech, you have to take the speech at. because if you did, your neck would break. and: the weight of the crown on her shoulders — the queen recalls her coronation day balancing act. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump's sparked international outrage by reportedly using crude language to describe foreign countries during a meeting at the oval office. mr trump insists he didn't use offensive language about african countries and haiti and two republicans who were there said they couldn't remember him doing so. however, the remarks were widely reported in the american media. president trump said on twitter:
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in a second tweet he then said: however, a democratic senator, who was inside the oval office during the meeting, confirmed the president's remarks. and they were offensive. as senator graham made his presentation, the president interrupted him several times with questions and in the course of his comments said things which were hate—filled, vile and racist. he used those words advisedly. i understand how powerful they are. but i cannot believe that in the history of the white house and in that oval office, any president has ever spoken the words that i personally heard our president speak yesterday. you have seen the comments in the press.
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i've not read one of them that is inaccurate. to no surprise, the president started tweeting this morning denying that he used those words. it is not true. he said these hate—filled things and he said them repeatedly. we have a group that have temporary protected status in the united states, because they were the victims of crises and disasters and political upheaval. the largest groups are el salvadoran, the second are honduran and the third are haitian. when i mentioned that fact to him he said, "haitians, do we need more haitians?" then he went on to describe the immigration from africa that was being protected in this bipartisan nation. that's when he used these vile and vulgar comments, calling the nations they come from as bleep holes. the exact word used by the president, notjust once but repeatedly. a spokesperson for the
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united nation's council for refugees said it wasn't just about vulgar language, but also about "validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia". these are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the united states. i am sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist. you cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as bleep holes, whose entire populations who are not white are therefore not welcome. speaking to the bbc, the minister of international affairs for botswana, dr pelonomi venson—moitoi. dr pelonomi venson—moitoi said struggling countries shouldn't be undermined. you don't go and go wholesale on the whole continent. some of us are doing our best to make the best of what we have. we do not deserve to be labelled like that. but even those that are doing badly,
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they deserve assistance from those of us that can do better. they do not deserve to be insulted. they do not deserve to be discriminated against and being called names that are not right, that are demeaning, by the head of a nation that itself is made up of immigrants. this is just not the way we ought to be going. a ministerfrom a minister from botswana. across africa there was widespread condemnation for the reported comments and social media reaction was typically robust. many chose to show the president he's wrong by tweeting pictures of the most beautiful parts of their country. there were tropical beaches and glittering blue waters from haiti, others in the states spoke of africa's cultural heritage. we've been speaking to people in nigeria and kenya. i believe if you want to talk about any country, you should have a visit or you should visit
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such country, to be able to have your own clue. instead of you staying somewhere and just giving, you know, rubbish talk, if i'm going to put it that way. that's nothing america can say to us. we have money, we have resources, we have everything. what he said is an insult to me. we have to come back home, make our home a better place to be. we can attract people to come to africa, too. we have to come home, think of how we can make and enjoy a greater nation. i personally think what trump said is very demeaning. i don't expect a president of such a nation to talk like that. i think it's unfair, because i think when god was creating us, he knew why he created africans, he knew why he created created the rest. i don't think there's any difference between white and black. the view of people in nigeria and kenny. —— and kenya.
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joining me now from washington is charlie mahtesian, senior politics editor at politico. thank you forjoining us. what did you make of president trump's reported comments?” you make of president trump's reported comments? i think they have generated a firestorm of criticism across the united states, largely on the left as democrats have reacted calling his remarks vile and disgusting that consternation on the right with republicans... they have also expressed deep disappointment because it cuts so directly against ideals that we have held dearly in this nation for a long time. what is most remarkable is the spectacle that has created, notjust within the country. we have seen strong reactions outside the country. we've had our own diplomats stepped down in reaction to these remarks. and then we saw perhaps the most telling spectacle all at the white house.
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there was a group with the president and after the event, reporters were yelling to the president of the united states, "mr president, are you a racist?" when you get to that point when the press are asking you if you are a racist comment gives you a sense of how much this has exploded into the news cycle. but wouldn't it be said yet again that for his core support we got him elected in the first place, he is saying what he really thinks, saying what so many other people think, good on him? it's true that for his core supporters, this will change nothing. there are a number of folks who appreciate the fact that what they say... what they call it is the president's authenticity. they appreciate the way he expresses himself and the plane, spoken way in which he does it. even in this case, however, looking at the bulk of america responding very negatively to these remarks. you can see it on the republican side where there
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hasn't been as harsh criticism, but you still see some pretty strong criticism about the way the president phrased these remarks today. something most of us have never heard from the white house in oui’ never heard from the white house in our entire lives. to speak that directly, that plainly. and with such a racially charged aspect to it. do you think it really will prove to be so important that it will have repercussions abroad? 0r will have repercussions abroad? 0r will this just be another bomb on the road of this very unusual presidency? —— bump in the road. those of us... we don't agnostic read about his fortunes. he has had many circumstances like this. we have come to expect this in terms of the way our leaders speak. he has altered our perceptions of the way we interact with the world. this could be a watershed moment or at least a moment that is different to all of the other times when he shocked or surprised americans with
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remarks. i would shocked or surprised americans with remarks. iwould put shocked or surprised americans with remarks. i would put this one on par with some of the biggest instances of trouble but he has had in the past. whether it was his reaction to watch supremacists in charlottesville, access hollywood. because it involves our nation. in news cycles and newspapers. everyone is talking about this. you can see that in some of your earlier interviews. we're also seeing in the us the reaction of the world to remarks. thank you. meanwhile, president trump's visit to britain next month is off. he had been due to attend the official opening of the new us embassy in south london. but he tweeted he was not a "big fan" of the embassy and blamed barack 0bama's administration for a "bad deal". downing street says an invitation for a state visit still stands, although no date has been set. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james landale has more. the new us embassy. more than $1
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billion of prime fortified american real estate on the south bank of the river thames in london. a money amount, we're told, to america's commitment to britain. that the us ambassador had hoped would be formally opened by donald trump next month —— a monument, we're told.|j hope we will blog again when he comes. except that he's not coming. mrtrump said he comes. except that he's not coming. mr trump said he would cancel the trip because he opposed the sale by president 0bama of what he called perhaps the best located and finest embassy in london for peanuts. 0nly to build a new one in an off location for $1.2 billion. that deal. wanted me to cut a ribbon? no. a decision welcomed by his critics. here you have the head of state of another country who is not only promoted hatred and division in his own country but is surely, given his online activity, guilty of doing the same in our country, too. actually,
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the decision to sell the old embassy in mayfair was initially taken by president bush in an attempt to find a more secure location. grosvenor square, police warned to expect trouble. the old embassy had also been the scene of many demonstrations in the past and diplomats said it was the threat of similar protests that have spooked the white house. the mayor of london, sadiq khan, said there would be mass protests like these but peaceful ones. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson accused sadiq khan of putting uk— us relations at risk. they view the downing street didn't occur but others did. in this country, we have the mayor of london, jeremy corbyn and others encouraging large—scale street protests against him. i do think that must be part of his calculation. that's the point. in his first year of office, mr trump has travelled the world. visiting most other g—7 countries and several european nations, including france, germany and belgium. the uk is notable for its absence. the us
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ambassador has said that this fortress of glass represents a new era in friendship between the us and the uk. a strengthening of the relationships. the fear among diplomats is that the president's decision not to open this building signals that actually, for him at least, britain is not a priority. so, for now, the closest we'll get to seeing mrtrump so, for now, the closest we'll get to seeing mr trump at the new embassy is this waxwork. as ministers say they look forward to a visit. .. at ministers say they look forward to a visit... at some point in the future. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are rosamund urwin, who's a columnist for the london evening standard and michael booker, deputy editor of the daily express. a surgeon who branded his initials onto the livers of two transplant patients has been fined £10,000 and given a community service order. simon bramhall pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in december. his crimes — carried out at queen
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elizabeth hospital in birmingham — were discovered when the patients returned to hospital for further surgery as sima kotecha reports. reporter: mr bramhall, what's your reaction? simon bramhall, once a respected surgeon, now a convicted criminal. what would you like to say to the patients, mr bramhall? today, he was fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to assaulting two patients by marking his initials on their livers. his victims were undergoing liver transplants at the time. in court, judge paul farrer qc told him: well, it was here at the queen elizabeth hospital in birmingham where bramhall committed his offences. he marked the livers in 2013 and it was a year later, after a disciplinary hearing, that he resigned from his post.
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another of his patients, who also underwent a liver transplant by him, says he shouldn't be punished. signing his work is just his way of showing the artwork he's done. the fact that he's saved so many lives through all the operations he's carried out, mine included, because without him i wouldn't be here, just makes me think he needs to carry on doing what he's good at. bramhall branded sb on the organs with an argon beam machine, a heat—projecting device usually used to stop any bleeding. the crown prosecution service compared its imprint to a minor burn. what happened was a crime. the rule of law applies equally to everybody, including doctors, so it's important to hold people to account when they commit a crime of assault, and that's what's happened here. the markings were discovered after other surgeons noticed them during operations. bramhall betrayed the trust of his patients and took advantage
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of them when they were at their most vulnerable. the general medical council, which has already issued him with a formal warning, will now decide whether to take any further action against the surgeon. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. the headlines on bbc news: president trump faces international outrage over remarks he's said to have made about african nations, haiti and el salvador. he also says he won't come on his planned trip to the uk, saying he doesn't like the new us embassy and wasn't happy about its new location. a surgeon who branded his initials onto his patients' livers, has been fined £10,000 and given a 12 month community order. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's lizzie.
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the bbc understands phil neville is a contender to take over as the england women's football manager. the former manchester united defender and england defender who has previously worked as an assistant coach with united, valencia and the england under 21 men's side is a monthly number of candidates being considered. mo marley is currently in temporary charge of the team ranked third in the world. the former wales internationals ryan giggs and craig bellamy are amongst those interviewed for the vacant national manager'sjob. interviewed for the vacant national manager's job. ryan giggs interviewed for the vacant national manager'sjob. ryan giggs is the favourite to succeed chris coleman who left two months ago to join sunderland after guiding wales through one of their most successful periods. the fa w is thought to be keen on appointing a welshman and is hoping to announce their new manager next week. under the big transfer story of the damian batt is arsenal's alexis sanchez. will he or won't he moved to premier league leaders manchester city? the chilean
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forward is being told he can leave arsenal as long as they find a suitable replacement. this afternoon it has come to light that city are not willing to pay the 35mm house plus price tag for sanchez and could let him go to rivals manchester united —— £35 million plus. this is what arsenal had to say. people can always serve you. with a microscope. when you are on a short—term contract. but i never question his professional attitude when he is on the football pitch. sanchez wants to win. it bidding war is always beneficial to the guy who can take advantage of it. but we're not in that we basically maintain what we have said many times. that normally he should stay here until the end of the season but we will see. thank you very much for torturing me! laughter there's more torture for arsene wenger in the shape of theo walcott. the england forward has been at
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arsenalfor 12 years the england forward has been at arsenal for 12 years since moving from southampton as a teenager but he looks set for a move possibly to everton. he's only played 47 minutes in the league this season and today, sam alla rdyce confirmed in the league this season and today, sam allardyce confirmed that everton are negotiating over the 28—year—old, saying the england international would be a fantastic addition. chelsea are investigating allegations of racism made against two ex—coaches, the guardian newspaper has reported that graham rix and quinn williams allegedly racially abused three black former youth team players in the 1990s. the bbc has approached williams four comments but graham has declined. chelsea's direct of communications made a statement on the allegations earlier today. we take them extremely seriously. we are absolutely determined to do the right thing to fully investigate and support those affected and we will assist the authorities. and support their investigations. rugby union. the penultimate round
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of matches in european champions cup. tonight, bath are playing scarlett ‘s. they go into this one in third place in their pool, needing a win to boost their hopes of graphite for the knockout stages. the side have taken an early lead. —— the welsh side. paul asquith has added a second try. scarlets has added a second try. scarlets has added a second try. scarlets has added a third in the last few minutes. it is currently 17—3, to the visitors. bath are currently top of pool five but they could slip to third this weekend with a defeat tonight. meanwhile, the scotland full—back stuart hogg will be fit for the start of the six nations next month. he hasn't played since injuring his hip during the scots autumn series. he narrowly missed a spot on the bench for glasgow's european champions cup match with lei nster european champions cup match with leinster this sunday. scotland's first six nations fixtures against wales on the 3rd of february. that's all the sport for now, more at
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10:30pm. we look forward to that, thank you. families searching for missing relatives after the manchester arena bombing were subjected to intrusive media attention, according to a progress report. it's part of a review by lord kerslake into the response to the bombing in may last year, in which 22 people were killed. 0ur north of england correspondent judith moritz has been speaking within moments of the manchester arena bombing, the attack was international news. phone footage was shared immediately. camera crews and journalists provided round—the—clock coverage for days afterwards. and there were countless posts on social media, as well. there was huge interest in the stories of those most closely affected, including the family of martin hecht, one of those killed in the blast. martin had a large online following and had previously been on tv. his relatives quickly found themselves in the spotlight.
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press reporters arrived at their house, before the family knew that martin had died. we had people coming round, knocking on the door, ringing the bell, basically saying, "sorry for your loss, but would you like to comment?" he wasn't even officially dead yet. how can anyone be so cruel and say, "sorry for your loss?" we didn't find out officially until that evening that he was dead. the way the emergency services responded to the arena attack is already being reviewed by an independent panel. now, it will also examine the role which the media played during the aftermath. we wa nt we want to say what worked well as well is what we need to learn. much of the media handled families in a very respectful way. but we have heard examples where that wasn't the case and we feel that needs to be explored and understood.
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the families of those who died in the hillsborough disaster lost their relatives in very different but equally public circumstances. their struggle has inspired a charter for families bereaved through public tragedy. there are elements of the response that could have been better. the arena review asks organisations to sign up to it and put the needs of such families before their own reputations. i want anybody who works in our emergency services to know that they will be supported in coming forward to tell it exactly as it was. because that is what we need. we need the families to have the truth as quickly as possible, so that they can take that on board and that will help with the grieving process. in march, the full review into the attack will be published. eight months after these 22 people died, their families' lives are still dominated by the tragedy. young women with the faulty braca genes who have gone on to develop
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breast cancer have the same survival chances as those who don't have them. a study of almost 3,000 women also found outcomes were the same whatever kind of treatment the young women had — including mastectomies. mutations in the braca genes can significantly increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer. 0ur medical correspondent fergus walsh has more. diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 35 years old and five months pregnant, laura faced childbirth and then cancer treatment. she carries a brca gene mutation and so, like many women in her position, she opted to have both breasts removed. i decided to have a double mastectomy. my oncologist was keen for me to have it and i was as well because i was told that the risk of me getting cancer again was 50%, so it didn't seem worth the risk, really. a new study followed nearly 3,000 women aged a0 or younger diagnosed
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with breast cancer in britain. it found no difference in survival between those who carried brca breast cancer genes and those who didn't. and it found no survival benefit from a double mastectomy. after ten years, around seven in ten women survived in all groups. so what does this mean for women carrying a brca gene? i think the key message is that it allows them time to consider all of their options. so they may still need to go ahead and have a double mastectomy because of their risk and for long—term survival. but i think it encourages us to think that they can take their time and discuss and consider all of their options and make the right decision for them. this study didn't look at prevention. one in a50 women carry faulty brca genes. it means they have a 45—90% chance of getting breast cancer, and many women with a strong family history of breast cancer
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opt for preventative double mastectomies, which almost eliminate the risk. like angelina jolie, the actress and campaigner who revealed she had preventative surgery, which led to greatly raised awareness of brca gene mutations. this study looked only at young women, like laura. 95% of breast cancers are in the over 40s. laura says if she had her time again, she might have delayed having a double mastectomy, but she has no regrets. fergus walsh, bbc news. we are joined now by dr david bloomfield, a clinical oncologist specialising in breast cancer management and medical director for clinical practice at the royal college of radiology. he is in our brighton studio. thank you forjoining us. first of all,
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does this, the finding, is this in accord with what you know who and what you have heard of the research, do you think it is right?|j what you have heard of the research, do you think it is right? i think it's very good research. its uk led research, 127 hospitals in the uk, almost 3000 women for ten years. it's good, high quality research and thatis it's good, high quality research and that is what the uk excels in. i'm reassured by the study because before the study, we did not know whether having the brca gene, whether having the brca gene, whether that was a worse as cancer 01’ whether that was a worse as cancer or not. what we find from this is that the cancer you've got, you are just as likely to be killed off as any other sort of breast cancer. it is not a worsening —— you are likely to be cured of as. you should get cute, and then a separate discussion of risk reduction in the future. but you should get cured. a young woman meister —— might discover that she
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has the brca gene. but presumably this does or showed altered both the commission's view of it and the patient‘s view of its —— should alter the clinician's. whenever possible, it is the view that it should be kept, the breast. the biggest advances in the last 30 yea rs biggest advances in the last 30 years is that you can take a lump out with a clear margin, sterilise the breast with radiotherapy and thatis the breast with radiotherapy and that is just as effective as a mastectomy at curing breast cancer. the question with someone who may have a brca gene, you can cure cancer, but should you keep the breast long time because there is a further risk of developing breast cancer? with the brca carrier, there has been a sense urgency. what this trial shows is that it's absolutely fine to wait a year or two to give
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some time to think through what the woman actually wants. in the panic, it's heading towards mastectomys. it's part of it possible to have the lump taken out, the breast sterilised with radiotherapy, to have a period of coming to terms with the diagnosis, thinking what you want to do and then having a risk reducing surgery to remove that breast and the other breast as a separate event. it takes a lot of the panic out of the diagnosis of having a brca positive breast cancer. the lady in our report he was diagnosed when she was actually pregnant, a young woman. —— who was diagnosed. what about the situation for older people saying i don't know whether it still applies, getting on perhaps pass the child—bearing yea rs, perhaps pass the child—bearing years, does it alter their outlooks and their decision—making? most breast cancer is not genetic. the brca gene genie is newsworthy and noteworthy because it is
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unusual. —— the brca gene is newsworthy. 0nly unusual. —— the brca gene is newsworthy. only a small proportion of people, probably 5% or so in the overall population have a brca gene. it's also known as the angelina jolie brcagene. if you have the brca gene, you jolie brcagene. if you have the brca gene, you are likely to be younger. it is because you have this genetic predisposition that you are likely to get cancer earlier. 0ne predisposition that you are likely to get cancer earlier. one of the key things is the age of the patient as well as whether they've got mothers or sisters directly affected. it's the old story, isn't it? you need to think about these things, you need to get clear advice and agreement from your oncologist 01’ and agreement from your oncologist or whoever is in charge of your case? that is right. the good news is the cure that is right. the good news is the cu re rates that is right. the good news is the cure rates for breast cancer are going up all the time. we are
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understanding more and more about it. the treatments are getting more and more individualised and there are good outcomes. the majority of women with breast cancer are cured and we are able to give tailored treatments both to cure their original cancer and reduce risk long—term. original cancer and reduce risk long-term. doctor bloomfield, thank you very much indeed. what about the prospects for the weather? pretty gloomy over the last few days, most parts of the country. anything better coming? phil avery has the latest. hello once again. it's been a fairly quiet day across many parts of the british isles. that stillness captured by one of our weather watchers here in shropshire. still a lot of cloud around, and that will thicken up later tonight across the western side of the british isles. a new weather front coming in from the atlantic, wet and windy fare here, a run of showersjust pushing up towards the northern isles as well. in between, a quiet night, not a particularly cold one either. for saturday, well this front
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makes very slow progress into these western areas, and once you get it, you will probably keep it. further ahead of that, enough cloud over the higher ground of northern england for there to be the odd passing shower and plenty of showers again running on a noticeable south—easterly wind towards the northern isles. temperatures where we've had them of late. this is sunday. that front rather dying a death, a band of cloud, the odd and bit and piece of rain associated with that. brighter skies following on behind and then a new weather front with more wet and windy weather getting into the far north—west to finish off the day. again, the temperatures pretty close to where we've been of late. this is bbc news — our latest headlines: president trump denies claims that he repeatedly used crude and derogatory language to describe several african countries as well as haiti and el salvador. meanwhile, downing street has said president trump is still welcome in the uk, after he cancelled a trip to open the new us embassy in london. a surgeon who branded his initials onto his patients' livers, has been fined £10,000 and given
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a 12 month community order. families searching for relatives after the manchester bombing were subjected to intrusive media attention, according to a new report. a huge fire that closed nottingham railway station early this morning is being treated as arson by police. british transport police say they are treating a huge fire, which engulfed a section of nottingham railway station this morning, as arson. no—one was injured, but trains are still not running through the station and travellers are being warned to avoid the area. phil mackie reports. the severe fire rapidly spread through the recently renovated station at the start of this morning's rush hour. 60 firefighters were called to deal with the blaze, while passengers and staff were safely evacuated. 0ur crews were in attendance very quickly and managed to put in place measures to,
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a, protect lives, and, b, do everything they can to protect the building. i've got firefighters here that have served 20—plus years and have said the heat they were exposed to was the likes of which they had never experienced before. it was a significant fire. it spread into an area difficult to get to, meaning it took several hours to get the fire under control. this is where the fire started at 6:30am this morning, in the main concourse. you can still smell the smoke in the air right now. the fire station is quite close by, so they got here quickly and they evacuated very fast. it is still causing knock—on effects for the rail network, notjust in the midlands, but elsewhere in the country too. the station is closed until further notice. rail and tram services continue to be affected in nottingham. and the disruption is causing problems over a much wider area. 0bviously, i've come down, speaking to the officer, the train station is still closed and he diverted me here and now i'm going to find out if i can actually get a coach to lincoln. thousands of people
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are affected by this. it's not a little village station, it's the main station for the midlands, basically, isn't it? so loads of people have been affected. crazy. the fire's now under control. a joint police and fire investigation has been launched. labour leaderjeremy corbyn has made a series of changes to his frontbench, appointing several ministers. there are new appointments and several mps have returned to the shadow front bench. clive lewis, who resigned in february last year over the party's backing for the government's brexit bill returns, taking the role of shadow minister for the treasury. jack dromey — who quit the front bench and called forjeremy corbyn to resign in 2016 — has been appointed as shadow pensions minister. 0ther appointments include laura pidcock, seen here with mr corbyn, who has been appointed shadow labour minister and paula sherriff as shadow minister for social care and mental health.
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mr corbyn said the appointments strengthen labour's front bench team which he described as a "government in waiting". facebook has announced what it says is a major change to its news feed, prioritising posts from family and friends, over those from media organisations and businesses. 0ur media editor amol rajan reports. mark zuckerberg's social network has become of the biggest distributors of news in history. today, the company went back to its social roots. he said he wants to make sure the time we spend on facebook is time well spent. facebook‘s founder admits users are being fed a heavy diet of news and adverts, together with the more personal posts from friends and family. in bristol today, many young facebook users agreed. it's full of adverts for shopping and baby things at the moment, stuff i search on google.
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so i think it would be a lot better if it was just based around friends and family without any adverts. ijust feel like i'm being sold to the whole time. people are making assumptions about my opinions, my tastes, things i'm interested in. zuckerberg says he's changing the goal to make you have more meaningful social interactions. that means less news and more friends and family. this is the biggest change to facebook for many years. it follows controversy over the promotion of fake news with fears the platforms being used by foreign powers to subvert democracy. today's changes aren't being driven by those concerns but are clearly an attempt to restore trust in a global brand, and the impact on our news ecosystem could be huge. mark zuckerberg now accepts not all news is of equal value but his changes could damage some reputable news providers who have come to rely on his platform.
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the elephant in the room is fake news and how they are trying to clean up the timelines. the fear for publishers like us is that the baby gets thrown out with the bath water and we lose the really important realjournalism along with the fake news that they are trying to get rid of. google is often described as part of a duopoly that is swallowing the industries, together with facebook. today in a rare interview, google's most senior british executive seemed to see this as an opportunity. there's an upside to traditional media moving to the digital world. you can reach 5 billion people, you can use video. you know yourself as a journalist, there's a huge ability to tell the important stories in new ways and people are turning to the digital world more than ever before to understand the news. for facebook‘s young missionary founder, a short—term hit in revenues is worth it to allay to rest accusations that it's
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becoming the anti—social network. it's the queen as you've never seen or heard her before. to mark the 65th anniversary of her coronation in 1953, her majesty has been giving a unique insight into the day and what it meant to her. she's been speaking to the royal commentator alastair bruce for a bbc programme. a key piece of advice for any would be monarch — don't look down — as our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. she famously doesn't do interviews. this is probably as close as she'll get, a conversation with questions about the coronation, the crownjewels, and the imperial state crown worn by her and her father, king george vi. fortunately, my father and i have about the same sort of shaped head. once you put it on, it stays. it just remains itself. you have to keep your head very still? yes. it was huge then.
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yes. very unwieldy. you can't look down to read a speech, you have take the speech up because if you did, your neck would break, it would fall off. it's difficult to always remember that diamonds are stones, so very heavy. yes. so there are some disadvantages to crowns. but otherwise, they're quite important things. she rode to her coronation in the gold state coach. it weighs four tons. it's not built for comfort. horrible. it's not meant for travelling in at all. it's only sprung on leather. so it rocks around a lot. it's not very comfortable. were you in it for a long time? halfway round london. really? we must have gone about four orfive miles — we could only go at a walking pace. the horses couldn't possibly go any faster. it's so heavy. 65 years after the event,
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a monarch talking about her coronation — the crown — the real one. pretty remarkable stuff. and you can see the coronation — on sunday evening, at 8pm on bbc one. as you've no doubt noticed, we're in the midst of january and this month has been marked by cold, gloom and snow. but there is colour on display in the shape of 50 varieties of tropical butterflies. wendy has been to surrey to take a closer look. he is trying, our vic on camera, but they don't take direction very well, and it doesn't help that the gloomy weather made most of them dozy. that's not the only problem. there's a robin in here, who is supposed to be outside,
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and a butterfly outside who is supposed to be in here. just going to release him back... the escapees delivered back to the warmth in a coffee cup. piggybacked out of the glass. it's a close visitor experience. but they're used this, ten years on from the first event, and even we get the hang of it with patience. so you've actually been to the amazon and seen these butterflies for real in the wild? yes, it was a fantastic experience and it's really great to be able to see some of them again. how does this compare, this is really, you're creating that environment here? you're actually able to get much closer to them. so we have these feeding stations with rotten fruit and they'll rest there and feed. they'd be swirling round your head in clouds on a sunny day. there must be one or two of those
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before march, surely. that was rather charming, wasn't it? the royal horticulture site at wisley. the headlines on bbc news: president trump faces international outrage over remarks he's said to have made about african nations, haiti and el salvador. he also says he won't come on his planned trip to the uk, saying he doesn't like the new us embassy and wasn't happy about its new location. a surgeon who branded his initials onto his patients' livers, has been fined £10,000 and given a 12 month community order. let's have a look at what has
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happened in the financial markets. the ftse 100, happened in the financial markets. the ftse100, another good day. if you think shares going up is a good thing... almost 16 points rise. the dowjones, the index of stocks in america reflecting what the markets think of whatever else donald trump has to say, they do like things like his tax reductions for big businesses. there is the index, up 205, almost 206 points. now on bbc news its time for the film review with jane hill and mark kermode. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases, mark kermode is back. what have you been watching?
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as you'll know, awards season is upon us. we have darkest hour, for which gary 0ldman is hotly tipped for 0scars. we have the brawler, mukkabaaz, a boxing—movie—cum—political—romance.


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