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this is bbc news — i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 11:00: the us has turned down the extradition request for anne sacoolas. people have been tested for coronavirus. three chinese cities are in lockdown with citizens being told not to leave. bbc news investigation uncovered several preve nta ble ba by debts investigation uncovered several preventable baby debts at an nhs trust in kent. the number of crimes that result in a charge or caution by police hits a new low — justi in every 1a cases. world leaders gather injerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the auschwitz death camp
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in occupied poland. and at 11:30, we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, broadcasterjohn stapleton and the guardian's kate proctor. stay with us for that. good evening. some breaking news. in the last few minutes we've heard that the us secretary of state mike pompeo has turned down the extradition request of anne sacoolas who was charged with causing the death of a teenage motorcyclist dangerous driving. harry dunn died on a road cash in northamptonshire. the latest development throughout correspondence. simon, just remind us correspondence. simon, just remind us how harry dunn died. harry dunn
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was killed last august. he was allegedly hit by a car when he was on his motorbike outside an raf base used by the us military, the car allegedly being driven by anne sacoolas, the wife of a us diplomat. initially she engaged with the police in this country, with northamptonshire police but then she decided to leave the country, saying she had diplomatic immunity. eloy said the crash was a tragic accident. ever since, said the crash was a tragic accident. eversince, how dumb‘s family have been campaigning for what they see is justice. they want anne sacoolas back in the uk to a nswer anne sacoolas back in the uk to answer for what happened. —— anne sacoolas back in the uk to answerfor what happened. —— ever since, harry dunn's family have been campaigning for what they see as justice. they visited washington and new york and even spoke with president trump and they thought they were making progress because in december, the crown prosecution service in this country decided they would charge anne sacoolas with causing the death by dangerous driving of harry dunn and then even
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more news for them, at the start of this month, the foreign office said that issued this extradition request, formally asking for anne sacoolas to be returned to the uk. but now this development tonight, the extradition request has been turned down. it's not a surprise because when that request went in earlier this month, the us authorities had said this was highly inappropriate and if anne sacoolas to return, it would set a dangerous precedent. we had formal confirmation by the family's solicitor that the us authorities are saying that anne sacoolas will not return to base court proceedings. simon, thank you. radd seiger is the spokesman for the dunn family. thank you forjoining us. how did
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you receive and when did you receive this notification? about 45 minutes ago. i got a phone call from our local mp, andrea leadsom and she told me an email had dropped into the government this evening from mike pompeo declining the extradition request. it was about 45 minutes ago. what reason was given, if any. i haven't seen the email. understand the reason been given. the reality is, they can't give a reason because there is no good reason. it simply an unlawful act and we knew it was coming and it's no surprise as you are just discussing. we will simply take it in our stride, the family are in bed, the parents are in bed just
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ready to go to sleep, everybody is relaxed, we knew this day was coming and it's no surprise. if it's no surprise, but it is a denial to your attem pts surprise, but it is a denial to your atte m pts to surprise, but it is a denial to your attempts to have anne sacoolas brought to the country, what other family's options? we have many options open to us in the first thing we will do tomorrow is sit down with andrea leadsom and hopefully other members of the government and work out how we're going react together. let's not forget what is at the heart of this, somebody who is not a diplomat killing a young british citizen and getting on the next plane and playing back to the united states to evadejustice. playing back to the united states to evade justice. it's as simple as that. we have a number of measures up that. we have a number of measures up our sleeve as part of our campaign and one of them as i'm sure many of your viewers will seen,
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there is another event planned on february the second. we don't want to do these things but if the united states administration thinks that we are going to live next door to a base where americans are free to come off, commit crimes and then leave, they got another thing coming to them. there was a near miss last friday. these bases are going to have to close if they are not going to play by our rules and then i think we will sit down and see what the government are going to do. i can tell you how furious andrea leadsom is an idea so the whole cabinet is if the united states administration thinks one single second that this is over tonight. i can assure your viewers that it is not. anne sacoolas is 100% coming back. i can't tell you when and if we have to wait until the next administration comes along, this extradition request hangs there forever. it's never going to go away. this administration will go
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away. this administration will go away and we will wait if we need to for the next five, ten, 15 years. i can assure you that anne sacoolas will be coming back one day. this is farfrom will be coming back one day. this is far from over. when the crown prosecution service said they had started extradition proceedings and anne sacoolas was going to be charged, she hasn't based trial. and will not voluntarily return to the uk to face a potentialjail sentence. thought was a terrible but unintentional accident. that is what anne sacoolas alloys are maintaining, that this was not a crime inasmuch as it was an accident. how is it that you cannot accept that? we have a law in this country that forbids you from driving dangerously and if you drive dangerously in the uk and you take a life, you open yourself up to be
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prosecuted for death by dangerous driving. the crown prosecution service decided that day before christmas that anne sacoolas had been driving dangerously that night. and it's important that none of us use the word accident. that presumes that it's in an preventable thing. this was not an accident. it was a crash, it was a collision. nothing intentional but we have laws against this in the country and they have laws against that in the united states as well. it is not a question of just sweeping it states as well. it is not a question ofjust sweeping it under the carpet. it's serious crime in the uk to ta ke carpet. it's serious crime in the uk to take a life by dangerous driving and as you say she is innocent until proven guilty but she will be coming back to face the charges. we will letter argument in court. we appreciate you talking to us this later night. you very much.
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the chinese authorities are taking drastic action to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus that can be fatal. they've imposed a travel shutdown on several cities, notably wuhan, where the virus was first discovered, and huanggang. the unprecedented measures come as people in china prepare to celebrate the chinese new year — with tens of millions travelling to their family homes. the world health organization says it's a bit too early to declare the virus a global health emergency. 14 people have been tested after displaying symptoms, with five people confirmed negative and the others still awaiting results. john sudworth has sent this report from beijing. this is the moment a city of 11 million people was effectively shut off. pa ramilita ry police guarding the station, as all departing trains are canceled. in the hospitals, medical staff in full body suits are treating hundreds of infected patients.
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while images on social media appear to show a system struggling to cope. empty shelves in the shops. and scuffles over food. we spoke to one british man now stuck inside wuhan. it is a very surreal feeling, you know, knowing, especially that if you go outside, there is potential to catch such a deadly virus. and when you look outside the window, what is the atmosphere like? does it feel like a city under a blanket of fear? oh, yeah. 100%, 100%. behind me here, if you saw the street here at night time where i normally live, it's a very vibrant street, lots of restaurants, and it's open until two o'clock in the morning. you know, and chinese families come
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and they are celebrating. but if i show you out there now, it's dead. on china's main evening news, the lead item: a new year banquet for senior officials. president xijinping makes no mention of the crisis. but the facemasks on display at this beijing station are proof the public is well aware of the risks. yeah, a little worried, because, you know... you're wearing your mask. yeah, a mask, this one. goggles as well. are you worried about the virus? no, because i believe my country. and the government, yes. yes. and the real question is whether the closure of the city of wuhan comes far too late to make a difference.
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alongside the public health announcements, there are signs of censorship and control. and questions are being asked whether more might have been done sooner. john has also given us some containment measures. it's safe to say these are not total lockdowns although all public transport planes and trains are suspended from these cities, subject to help and temperature screening at road check points. we understand some residents are being allowed to leave. now, this kind of action does seem enough to satisfy the world health organization that didn't hold off for now at least in declaring this isa for now at least in declaring this is a global health emergency, paired to for example, the huge cover—up here in china 17 years ago of the
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sars virus. much more information is being made public as i mentioned in my report, there are still causes for concern. the sense that there are some voices raising alarm about, for example, the availability of space in hospitals for the patients and the possibility that some people in these cities are still going on diagnosed. there is a sense that it is being censored on the chinese internet and that these voices are being buried underneath the official line. you can find out more about the virus — online at and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are the broadcasterjohn stapleton and the guardian's kate proctor. a bbc news investigation has uncovered significant concerns about maternity services at one of england's largest hospital trusts. there have been at least
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seven preventable deaths of babies at east kent nhs foundation trust since 2016, including three last year alone. a 2015 review found major failings, including consultants refusing to go into work when on call. the trust has apologised to parents where there has been poor care. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports. if we didn't have evelyn, we'd be in a very dark, dark place. archie powell was born last february, a twin brother to evelyn. he fell ill within hours unfortunately, but the medics failed to realise that he was suffering from group b strep, a potentially serious infection.
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poor temperature control, low blood sugar, the grunting noise, irritability, not feeding, blotchy skin — these are all symptoms of group b strep and they were all aware of these symptoms, but no one put it together. archie wasn't properly treated for 13 hours and died after four days, leaving a family of girls without their only brother. i get really angry at thinking about that group of professionals that were in that room with us, and no one spotted what was going on, and they could have saved him. archie was born here at the queen elizabeth the queen mother hospital in margate. it's run by the east kent hospitals nhs trust and it's struggled for years to provide good maternity care. in 2015, an independent review found significant concerns about the failure of consultants to conduct ward rounds, review women and attend out of hours.
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but the mistakes continued. it's run by the east kent hospitals nhs trust and it's struggled for years to provide good maternity care. in 2015, an independent review found significant concerns about the failure of consultants to conduct ward rounds, review women and attend out of hours. but the mistakes continued. why? the medical director has told an inquest that what they were trying to overcome was a cultural problem and that can take years to sort out. national data indicates mortality rates in east kent for stillbirth and newborns are higher than at other similar units. the trust have apologised, saying they recognise that they have not always provided the right standard of care for every woman and baby. you are convinced that your daughter's death was preventable? yes. 100%. this 3d scan shows a thriving baby but shelley became anxious at 36 weeks after noticing her daughter's movements had slowed, and went to her local hospital in dover to be monitored. the main midwife came in and said to me everything looks ok. "are you happy?" she said to me, and i said to her, "if you're happy, i'm happy."
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but it wasn't ok. contrast her earlier healthy heart monitoring — a continuous reading — with the second — full of gaps — that assured a midwife the baby was fine. two days after this reading she was found to have died. she would be coming up for one next week. yeah, her birthday. 28th. how are you? trying to get through each day. get on with life, trying to. some days do i want to go outside and face the big wide world? no, i don't. michael buchanan, bbc news, kent. the headlines on bbc news: the us secretary of state has turned down the extradition request for a diplomat‘s wife who was charged with causing the death of harry dunn by dangerous driving. 1a people in the uk have been tested for coronavirus — the respiratory disease which originated in china. a bbc news investigation uncovers several preventable baby deaths at an nhs trust in kent.
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the latest crime figures for england and wales show what happens after a crime is reported. only about 7% of reported crimes lead to a suspect being charged or cautioned — that's a record low. according to the home office, robberies increased by 12% last year. and knife offences were at a new high, rising by 7%. tom symonds has this report. we're in nottingham with detectives on the robbery squad. if we can see them in the area, it establishes the time accurately and stuff. they are looking for cctv of some suspected muggers, this team has been set up specifically to tackle this problem. we are focusing on those individuals that are causing us the most pain with the robbery team and a knife crime team, and that's been painful
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creating those resources, but you've got to be able to invest in that proactivity. from right here to where that road is... routine police work for these detectives. but in north london, concerned parents are also going on the beat. here in enfield, they've started anti—mugging patrols. one school's hiring in private security. why? well, because so often, the victims are children. james, we've agreed not to use his real name, is 15, but he's been mugged twice. itjust made me feel very vulnerable and kind of unsafe, especially on my own road. i can't even leave my house and go 50 metres without someone trying to mug me, you know? it's not a nice feeling to know that, even on my own road, i'm not safe. one of the reasons for the rise in robbery is obvious, our smartphones are often on show for all to see. but there's another factor. in 2015, the number of suspects charged or summonsed to court
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by the police was about 1a%, which doesn't sound like very many, but that figure fell to 7.2% for last year. that figure is mirrored in crimes across the country. 162 magistrates courts have been closed. some on the legal front line so the cost accounting has created a crisis. there are not enough police officers nor enough resources to investigate these cases. people are not being kept updated as to the progress of their case and everyone involved in their case and everyone involved in the criminal justice their case and everyone involved in the criminaljustice system is being keptin the criminaljustice system is being kept in legal limbo. as for the government, it accepts the need to turn things around stop a big new investment we are putting into police officers alongside more
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smarter technology, we will throw everything at this problem over the next few years to try and get crime down to a historic low that it was ten yea rs down to a historic low that it was ten years ago. the year when the conservatives took over in coalition. some good news today, fewer murders and manslaughter is. it the new government, crime is still a big challenge. world leaders and holocaust survivors have marked the seventy—fifth anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz in nazi—occupied poland — the largest of the second world war death camps, where more than one million people were murdered. the israeli authorities have described the event at yad vashem, the hillside memorial injerusalem, as the biggest international gathering in the country's history. our international correspondent, orla guerin reports. frail but determined, holocaust
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survivors coming to honour those who perished, lighting a memorialflame for the 6 million dues annihilated by the nazis. among those gathered, heads of state, prime ministers and princes. pledging to combat an endearing threat, the dark shadow of anti—semitism. and here, it is incomprehensible expression. auschwitz, the gates of hell. the nazis killed more than1 million people in this one camp before it was liberated by the read army. for many, auschwitz is the ultimate symbol of evil. it is certainly that. israel's prime minister use this platform to call for global action against iran saying it wanted
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to develop a nuclear weapon to destroy the jewish state. they threaten the peace and security of eve ryo ne threaten the peace and security of everyone in the middle east and eve ryo ne everyone in the middle east and everyone beyond. i call on all governments tojoin the everyone beyond. i call on all governments to join the vital effort of confronting iran. the music was a haunting echo from the past. it was composed by victor allman. he was sent to ashford and died in the gas chambers. —— sent to auschwitz. prince charles, whose grandmother saved a jewish family, a call for mutual understanding. the lessons of the holocaust are searingly relevant to this day stop on this day in this place and in memory of the millions who perished, let us recommit
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ourselves to tolerance and respect. as this anniversary is marked, jewish officials want to send an urgent warning to face a violent act of anti—semitism are on the rise but the jewish life of anti—semitism are on the rise but thejewish life is once again under threat in europe. they insist the world's duty to remember is more crucial now than ever. still bearing witness at almost 90 years old, holocaust survivor naftali george. he recited the mourners prayer, the kaddish. the vow here today, never again.
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for a fourth month in a row, accident and emergency departments in wales have recorded their worst ever waiting times with only 72% of patients being seen within four hours. that's well below the target of 95%, a target that has never been met. the labour government in wales — which is responsible for the welsh nhs — have announced an additional £10 million to help tackle pressures. emergency departments saw the highest number of attendances in december. the supermarket chain morrisons is to cut around 3,000 managerialjobs across its stores as part of a restructuring plan. but the supermarket says it wants to create thousands of shop floorjobs. our consumer correspondent colletta smith is in bradford for us this evening. but we will not hear from her. terribly sorry. 25 minutes past 11. the international court ofjustice has ordered myanmar to put emergency measures in place
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to protect rohingya muslims. the court is worried that the minority group is still at serious risk of genocide. the ruling is being seen as a further blow to the reputation of aung san suu kyi who chose to defend her country's record personally. the husband of a british—iranian woman who's been held in iran for nearly four years has urged borisjohnson to be tougher with tehran in order to secure her release. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was detained on secret charges and later imprisoned after being accused of spying, which she denies. richard ratcliffe went to downing street with their five—year—old daughter. caroline hawley reports. a day off school for gabriella ratcliffe. she agreed to accompany her father to meet the prime minister on the promise of a burger lunch when they were done. the five—year—old last saw her mother on a prison visit, before she returned here to be with her uk family late last year. richard hasn't seen his wife since 2016. he believes she's being used by iran as a pawn in a dispute about a british debt going back decades for an arms deal
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that was never fulfilled. the last time richard ratcliffe met borisjohnson was in 2017, when, as foreign secretary, he was under fire for wrongly suggesting nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe was training journalists at the time of her arrest. i acknowledge that the words i used were open to being misinterpreted and i apologise. this meeting, mr ratcliffe said, had been warm, but there had been no breakthrough. i stand here with my wife still in prison and things are not moving. i think there does need to be a really clear targeted consequence for the revolutionary guard, who are holding nazanin and many others, that they don't think of this as a clever tactic, and we are in that place where, you know, nazanin, her mummy, is being held and used as a chess piece. gabriella came away with a soft toy version of the downing street cat, who she met. so, there was plenty of sympathy, it seems, for the family's plight, but no sense of any solution
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in sight, and the current high tensions between iran and the west can only complicate her case. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe has now spent nearly four years behind bars. she's on medication for depression and is taking beta blockers to calm her down. today, her husband had to admit he was not hopeful for her release. caroline hawley, bbc news. two years ago a museum in bath made a public appeal asking anyone who owned an early ceramic work by the artist grayson perry to make contact. the response led to hundreds of long—lost pieces being identified, eighty of which have been assembled at the holburne museum in bath for a special exhibition. the turner prize—winning artist, who describes himself as a ‘transvestite potter‘ gave our arts editor, will gompertz, a guided tour of his formative work. it must be quite moving to come and look at your past works. that's true, when i came in here i sort of drew breath
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because suddenly i was confronted by all these works i hadn't seen, many of them, for decades and decades. since i sold them. and yet i'm looking at the young me, and as i'm now post—therapy, i'm looking at him with compassion. you know, i was very angry and at the mercy of the internal winds of my emotional weather, and people thought in this early work that it was deliberately ironically bad, but no, i was genuinely inept! in this exhibition, it is literally the first plate that i made in evening classes in 1983 and i put it in an exhibition. the fact i embraced my own ineptitude was very important. it took until i won the turner prize for people to sort of drop their snobbery about it just being a load of pots. i was amazed at how long that went on. i thought, that's funny, you know, you can bring an urinal or a shark
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into an art gallery and it's this amazing, brave conceptual move, but if you brought a pot into an art gallery somehow you were the pretentious next—door neighbour of art. what comes through these pots and plates, grayson, time and time again, is this sense of humour running right through. i think that humour is often dismissed as light and entertaining, when in fact i think it's one of the most profound qualities that we possess as human beings, the ability to laugh and to make jokes. i've always used humour, and as i get older i'm more moved by it now, the fact we have this amazing ability to reframe tragedy and the struggles and toils of life, and the darker it is the more we laugh, quite often. we laugh in the face of death. our arts editor will gompertz talking to grayson perry. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers
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