is certainly worth bearing in mind. it will feel bitterly cold with the strength of the wind. temperatures are more likely feeling like —2—macro, minus three degrees. jeremy corbyn says he wants a cap on the maximum amount of money people can earn and he says immigration levels in the uk are not too high. and make a fantastic contribution to out and make a fantastic contribution to our economy. a 15—year—old girl is arrested after the death of a seven—year—old in york. more misery for thousands of commuters across southern england as the latest 3 day strike by southern rail drivers begins. us president barack obama gets ready to bid farewell to the nation in his last big speech before leaving office. by by jane hill. also byjane hill. also this hour, we will be looking at the astor
nominations and be speaking to a director who is up for an award. in the next hour, we'll talk to a bafta nominee hollywood musical la la land leads the way with 11 nods. and getting bigger. the world cup will expand to 48 teams in less than decade as 16 more nations are allowed in. welcome to bbc news. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has told the bbc that he does not believe that immigration in the uk is too high. in a major speech this afternoon he is expected to suggest that labour is no longer wedded
to the principle of freedom of movement. but when asked this morning if he had changed his mind about the numbers coming to the uk he said, ‘no'. mr corbyn also addressed the issue of pay, saying he wanted to put a cap on the maximum amount that people can earn in the uk to create a more equal society. our political correspondent, iain watson, reports. he has criticised the prime minister for not having a plan for brexit. butjeremy corbyn himself has been under pressure to set out his stall. today, he reached out to those labour voters who are worried about eu immigration by saying that his party was wedded that his party was not wedded to freedom of movement. but in a bbc interview, he didn't suggest any new restrictions, so how will he tackle the level of unskilled immigration? ending exploitation of migrant workers, ending an undercutting of existing pay and enforcing what is known as the posting of workers directive which is a slightly bizarre way of describing the way in which people are recruited to come to this country, and indeed other countries,
to undercut existing working conditions. but will this cut the number of eu migrants? it probably means they would be fewer. but some people in his own party say he should be flagging up more specific policies. we have to be clear and consistent about what our policy on immigration is and that's why my colleague, stephen kinnock, and i put forward what was a well thought through proposal about retaining on the one hand preference for eu workers over non—eu workers in order to get the best economic deal, but equally, there would be restrictions and quotas in low skilled areas of work. and the conservatives are accusing jeremy corbyn swiftly jeremy corbyn of swiftly changing his position on eu immigration. well, on the one hand, it was trailed out overnight in the newspapers that the labour party underjeremy corbyn are now committed to ending the free movement rule, and by the time it hit the tv and radio studios that have gone out the window. those close tojeremy corbyn say he wants to capture the antiestablishment mood, that is sweeping through so many western countries at the moment. not exactly a left—wing donald trump, but somebody who will make the political weather.
so today, he didn't simply talk about helping those who are on low pay who are worried about immigration, he created a bit of a storm over his plans for those on high pay too. jeremy corbyn's a big arsenal fan, but footballers might not share his idea of limiting the pay of high earners like them. i would like to see a maximum earnings limit, because nothing that earnings limit, because that would be a fairer thing to do, because we cannot set ourselves up as being a sort of grossly unequal bargain basement economy on the shores of europe. we have to be something that is more egalitarian. we don't think the pay caps are the way to run a more international and globalised economy. we just wejust don't think we just don't think that politicians know what the wrecked level of pay for a ceo of a ftse 100 company with for a ceo of a ftse100 company with hundreds of thousands of employees gci’oss
hundreds of thousands of employees across the world. jeremy corbyn won't be bothered that his high pay cap is unpopular with businesses, he is looking at addressing the concerns of those who are both want to stay and leave. our chief political correspondent vicki young is in peterborough for us. we will be hearing from jeremy corbyn later. is this a relaunch or a rehash? he certainly doesn't want it to be called that. it's his first big outing of the new year, and there are many in the parliamentary labour party who want to be clearer, more defined policies from labour, particularly when it comes to brexit. they've almost raised more questions than they have answered on theissue questions than they have answered on the issue of immigration there. there was a lot of speculation and mr corbyn has been coming under pressure from his mps to see more
about reducing the number of people coming to this country. there are mps from the north of england who feel under pressure from ukip and that labour haven't reflected the anxiety of people who voted for brexit, such as in places like peterborough. as it happens, jeremy corbyn when questioned about his view on all of this, he's made it clear that he's being consistent. he has said all along that he isn't concerned about numbers. he makes a positive case for immigration, and he will talk in his speech about managing migration, but that doesn't necessarily mean reducing the number, although he thinks as a consequence of changing workplace regulation could bring the numbers down. maximum earnings and putting a limit on them. is that a new policy? something that has been floated
before. what we don't know again is the detail on all of this, but he has promised he will say more. this speech that people thought would mainly be about immigration, became more about pay levels. it's the kind of thing that will resonate with lots of people who see chief executives on enormously higher salaries that many people could only dream of, how do you deal with that? many mps worried that this means people won't be as aspirational, that even though they might never earn these massive sums, whether it is remotely workable. he talked about premier footballers. could is remotely workable. he talked about premierfootballers. could he ring ina about premierfootballers. could he ring in a salary cap that then, although he said it would be higher than his own salary of £138,000. they believe they can do this through incentivising companies to
have salary caps, and in return, they get tax breaks. whether it's a figure that out there or whether it's a differential within companies. we've heard other people including theresa may talk about unfairness, resentment in society, where you could have a system where those at the top only earn a percentage more than those at the bottom. we will be taking you to jeremy corbyn's speech at about 3:30pm. a 15—year—old girl has been arrested after the death of a seven—year—old girl in york. the younger girl was found with life—threatening injuries in the woodthorpe area of the city. she later died in hospital. in the last hour north yorkshire police have given a statement. the 15—year—old girl has been arrested and remains in police custody in connection with the
incident. police remain working at the scene conducting house—to—house enquiries. trained officers are supporting the victim's family. clearly, the circumstances require a sensitive manner. let's speak to fiona trott who is in york. incredibly shocking. what we know at this stage? it is incredibly shocking, that is why in the past few moments, more people have been arriving here to lay flowers close to where it happened. not necessarily relatives, those who live in the local community. i spoke toa live in the local community. i spoke to a couple who said they wanted to come here and pay their respects. one of the messages reads, night, night, my little princess, love from
nanna and grandad. the seven—year—old was found in the playing fields behind it, as we understand. a forensic tent is on the field, but it has just been removed. according is still in place. we understand that there's a of police activity in one of the houses which is linked to the investigation. what neighbours are telling us here is that the mother of the seven—year—old arrived here at 4:30pm, crying and frantic, asking neighbours to call an ambulance. the seven—year—old was taken to hospital with critical injuries but died later. you had that clip earlier that a 15—year—old is still in custody, according to police, and is specialist officers are helping the family at this time. the local church is hopefully going
to be opened to the community, offering support to the locals as and when they need it. fiona trott there in york. thank you. north cumbria university hospitals trust has called in the police after a small number of saline bags appear to have been tampered with. the problem was discovered last wednesday by a member of staff at the cumberland infirmary, who alerted senior doctors. the trust says that it immediately implemented its serious incident procedures and that there is no indication that any patients have been adversely affected. hundreds of thousands of commuters in the south of england have struggled to get to work today because of the latest strike by southern rail train drivers. the dispute, which has been going on for nearly 10 months, is about taking away guards and having driver only trains. our transport correspondent, richard westcott, is at east croydon station. richard. there were queues behind
me. all down the length of the station and further. they were letting people onto the platform slowly so they didn't overcrowd the trains. no southern services today. tens link were going into london but they are extra busy and had to filter people through. ten months this has been going on and what eve ryo ne this has been going on and what everyone is saying is they don't ca re everyone is saying is they don't care what is causing it, theyjust got to sort it out. station tannoy: platform 2, for the delayed 0747 thameslink service... it's becoming all too familiar. realistically, we are not going to get on this one so we'll wait for the next train. commuters on one of britain's busiest rail lines, struggling through a strike. the whole situation seems like a complete joke. i'd like to know when i get on the train that i'm going to end up at my destination at a certain time. it's that uncertainty of being able to say, i'll get back to meet someone, or i might have to get back for child cover or something.
southern normally runs 2200 services a day — today they managed 16. well, this is the queue just to get into east croydon station. all of these people have been trying to get into london. it's about 8:45am, commuter time. that is the queue start there. it snakes around a lot, and goes down the side of the station, probably about 100 metres or so — down that way. it's taken me an hour to get to croydon and now i've got to queue to get into work. so i just think we should all go on strike! for nearly a year, they've been rowing about changes to the role of the on—board guard. southern wants drivers to take over closing the train doors. the unions say that threatens safety and jobs. southern says no one is losing their post, and the safety regulator is happy with the changes. there's no sign of a breakthrough. this is the body shop's new million pound lab in croydon.
they moved hundreds of staff here last year because of the great train service, but southern's drivers aren't working overtime at the moment, causing delays and cancellations every single day. it's having a devastating effect on the body shop's staff. they are having to pay for extra childcare, their children aren't safe getting home from clubs and school, they're missing children's birthdays. they can't arrange meetings, they're having arguments at home, they are feeling stressed, tired and irritable. and a number of people are saying every day from about 4 o'clock they are getting more and more stressed about whether they are going to get home, at all, or on time for their commitment that night. back on board, several commuters said this. the government need to do something about it. it's ridiculous. so the bbc put the question to the minister. what are you as transport minister doing about it, though? don't you have a duty to step in on behalf... the government is engaged day in, day out, in trying to find a way to get this issue resolved and we'll carry on doing that.
in merseyside, unions are fighting similar plans to bring in driver—only operated trains. it's southern today, but this issue threatens to spread across britain. record numbers of patients are waiting at aena. only one hospital hit its target. about a85 people waited for more than 12 hours. triple the number seen in the whole of january last year. these figures come from a document compiled by nhs improvement and shows that this winter is proving to be the most difficult for a generation. you are
watching bbc news. it's to 15 pm. jeremy corbyn says he wants a cap on the maximum amount of money people can earn. a 15—year—old girl is arrested after the death of a seven—year—old in york. more misery for thousands of commuters across southern england as the latest 3 day strike by southern rail drivers begins. the world cup will expand to a8 teams in less than decade as 16 more nations are allowed in. there will be 16 groups of three and a knockout says. rena sharapova will come back to tennis from her 15 months suspension for taking an illegal drug. andy cycling governing body has been criticised for allowing only seven weeks for training for those taking part in
the olympic cycling, it's described as crazy. tonight, president obama will deliver his farewell address in the city of chicago. it's where he claimed victory eight years ago in an historic election that put the first african american in the white house. mr obama's time as us president will come to an end on the 20th of january. let's get more on this from our correspondent, gary 0 donoghue who's in chicago. he is in the windy city. what sort of tone, i'm feeling your pain. what sort of tone do you think there could be in tonight's speech? is interesting. we had a bit of a preview about what he might say to night, because in the last week or
so, he has published an exit memo, and up some of his eight years in power, trying to recapture some of his achievements, things like steering the country out of financial crisis, creating 15 million jobs, financial crisis, creating 15 millionjobs, saving financial crisis, creating 15 million jobs, saving many financial crisis, creating 15 millionjobs, saving many industries and killing salmon in lard on. but he has also said some of his areas that he didn't do so much, gun control, immigration law. the interesting thing tonight will be the stents into which he can turn that more than into a shopping list, an idea of how america has improved. during his presidency, he has said that america is an ongoing project, a progression towards a better union, andi a progression towards a better union, and i will think he will try to do that to some extent. will he
lay down warnings about a troubled presidency, and the future? i'm doing health care reforms? his totemic policy achievement. will it be indoors? laughter it will be indoors, in a conference centre, a few miles from where i'm standing talking to you now.|j centre, a few miles from where i'm standing talking to you now. i think he will be warm and i will write now! i think we will let you go indoors right now! lovely to talk to you. gary, in chicago. also known as... that farewell address, we will try give you a sense of the timings, it's overnight, british time. it's actually 2am british time, two o'clock in the morning. but the good news is you can watch it from the sofa where it is nice and warm! the northern ireland secretary,
james brokenshire, has told mps that early elections in northern ireland are "highly likely". yesterday, the deputy first minister, sinn fein's martin mcguinness resigned over a flawed renewable energy scheme. speaking in the house of commons, mr brokenshire said the government in stormont could not continue unless he was replaced within a week. should the offices of first and deputy first minister not be filled within seven days from mr mcguinness' resignation, then it. the secretary of state to set a date foran the secretary of state to set a date for an assembly election. while there is no fixed timetable in the legislation for me to do this, it needs to be within a reasonable period. in his resignation letter, he has said in the available period, sinn fein will not nominate a replacement deputy first minister. i'm very clear that in the event of the office is not being filled, i
have an obligation to follow the legislation. as things stand, therefore, an early assembly election looks likely. let's go to stormont and then brown is there. he said in that statement there that the political situation here is grave. it's probably the worst political crisis at stormont for the last decade, all wrought about by the deputy first minister resigning over that renewable heating scheme, that watched renewable heating scheme that is going to cost stormont up to half £1 billion. but there are many other reasons behind it which will be explored in a minute. as we heard from the northern ireland ‘s secretary, there will be a snap election. i've been talking to sinn fein ‘s spokesman, and there could be a return to
direct rule from london and i asked him his response to that. let me say to the british government, your listeners, there will be no reintroduction of british direct role here. the only way forward now is in the full and faithful adherence of the good friday agreement, and let's get back to good governance, ensuring these institutions work for the people, and let's get back to building peace for all of our people across northern ireland. i have to say, positions both in sinn fein and the dup seem to be hardening today. let's talk to the cross community alliance party, david ford, here at stormont. what you think is behind sinn fein pulling out of this
administration, resigning yesterday? is it just about the administration, resigning yesterday? is itjust about the renewable heating scheme or other more deep—seated reasons? heating scheme or other more deep-seated reasons? clearly that's one of the straws that break the camel's back, but there could be deep—seated problems between sinn fein and the dup. they agreed a fresh start two months ago, on the day i said it was a false stone and i think that's proven to be correct. whilst they have been able to work together in the fight party coalition, but they haven't put forward anything constructive, and this assembly has been sitting in its current guys, and there's only one government bill, that is how little they have done together, even before these problems blew up. they seem before these problems blew up. they seem incapable of getting on with each other at all. so in new election might not change anything? is power—sharing here dead? election might not change anything? is power-sharing here dead? it's not dead, but perhaps this particular
form we've had since saint andrew 's which has reinforced the largest parties on each side, it's resulted in division, rather than cohesion, and there are questions as to whether that will work, or where we need to move towards a voluntary coalition. that's what the alliance has been talking about the sometime. what we don't want to do is rush into a what we don't want to do is rush intoa snap what we don't want to do is rush into a snap election. had the secretary of state and the irish minister in gauge with all the parties to have meaningful discussions before the election takes place, because the timetable after the election is far too short to have those meaningful elections —— discussions. to have those meaningful elections -- discussions. we need to get on with it now. at one stage we saw martin mcguinness and ian paisley getting on. they were called the chuckle brothers. but it's been difficult with arlene foster. from
oui’ difficult with arlene foster. from our own difficult with arlene foster. from oui’ own experience, difficult with arlene foster. from our own experience, arlene foster has a pretty short fuse at times. clearly, ian paisley in his final yea rs clearly, ian paisley in his final years was able to relate well to martin mcguinness, so from the perspective of sinn fein it must have been downhill all the way. some decisions taken by the dup for example cutting 50,000 from irish stu d e nts example cutting 50,000 from irish students studying has been seen as petty and been addicted and has certainly soured the relationship with other dup ministers. the irish foreign minister indicating that he would be willing to take part in talks between the dup and sinn fein to compromise and find an agreement but it does look like the likely scenario is a snap election. then,
thank you very much. let's end this half—hour by talking about something rather different. the hollywood musical la la land leads nominations for this year's baftas, with 11 nods, including best film. british actors andrew garfield, emily blunt and hugh grant are also nominated. let's go to our correspondent. a musical love letter to los angeles, la la musical love letter to los angeles, lala land bafta nominations come after the relationship between an aspiring actress and a jazz musician swept the boards. it is recognised
in the best film and best i wrecked categories, nominations two for its stars ryan gosling and emma stone. many british stars have been recognised. a nod for emily blunt as a 110w recognised. a nod for emily blunt as a now college in the girl on the train. a best actor nod for andrew garfield in hacksaw reach. aaron taylorjohnson said he was genuinely humbled to be recognised in the dark thriller nocturnal animals. naomi long harris are trying to —— tried to explain to the women that and it will nominations for hi daniel blake. the welfare state drama received five nominations in total.
receiving best director nomination for ken loach. ken loach is threatened retirement but when a story gra bs threatened retirement but when a story grabs him in this case, the script, he has to make it. that's what drives him. while another veterinary, meryl streep got a nod for florence fosterjenkins which means she now equalsj —— gamejudi dench's record. ——dame judi dench's record. we will be speaking to a film called —— the director of a film under the shadow. but let's look at some clips of the bill. —— phil. —— film.
welcome ba bak welcome babak anvari. congratulations. yourfirst film welcome babak anvari. congratulations. your first film and it's up for congratulations. your first film and it's upforan congratulations. your first film and it's up for an award, and you are nominated in outstanding debut. thank you very much. it's an honour that this little low—budget film coming this far. what counts as a low—budget film? it depends. it was less tha n low—budget film? it depends. it was less than star wars! right from the beginning, they get go, the process of even getting a film made can be so tricky. dare i suggest, if you are not known and haven't made a film before, did you start making
this as a work of passion, never imagining you'd make it to this point. i had a naive tenacity. i had a film that was bafta nominated and that opened doors for me. but it wasn't easy. it's a bit —— british film but it's not english language. it makes it tough to find producers who would take that risk. i was lucky enough to find this is set in 1980s tehran, so can you tell us that about the political backdrop, as well as it being a horrorfilm. backdrop, as well as it being a horror film. yes, like you said, after the war with iraq, after the 79 revolution, about a mother and daughter who are left alone in their
apartment, because the father is away on the waterfront and, you know, isolation on one side. bombs dropping on them, then they start to feel there is an evil entity hunting their place. i have to ask, what would it mean to you if you what with a bafta on 12th of february?” cannot put it into words, it would feel fantastic, saw a great pat on the back and we are very happy. and you're up against the great ken loachin you're up against the great ken loach in one of the categories, who has been making films for decades. yes, and a very important film offers this year, like all others other films. and offers this year, like all others otherfilms. and on being in a category with legends like ken loach. what is next for your? film number two? yes, hitchcock type thriller set in the uk. so i have got the farsi out of my system for
no! we are planning to she did this year. very good luck. we will see you on the 12th of february —— for no. thank you very much. nominated in two categories, outstanding british film, with ken loach, and at a:30pm, after that, we will be looking at the nominations including his i, daniel blake. let's leave the world of glamour for an hour and speak about the weather!” the world of glamour for an hour and speak about the weather! i am ignoring that. yes, the storms are gathering. a lot of cloud at the moment. miles storey for many and some drizzly rain towards the west that continues to drift eastwards but a mild afternoon, eight to 11 degrees. through tonight the cloud gathers and the wind strengthens.
rain arriving into the extreme north—west and we could see gales or severe gales and as temperatures fall away increasingly colder air digs in and we will see some winter weather chiefly in the hills to start off. it looks like the wind will be the main issue with the story tomorrow. severe gales likely to continue. if you are driving out on the roads, it is worth bearing that in mind as the stronger gusts sinks steadily south. through the day we will see that snow even at lower levels because temperatures will fall away, a pretty chilly afternoon with three or four degrees. elsewhere, a good degree of dry weather and things look to get more interesting on thursday. more on that in half an hour. hello, this is bbc news with simon mccoy and jane hill. the headlines at almost 2.35pm:
the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has said he wants to introduce a law to limit the maximum amount people can earn in order to create a more equal society. he also says he believes the level of immigration to the uk is not too high. a 15—year—old girl has been arrested in connection with the death of a child in york. the seven—year—old girl died after being admitted to hospital with life—threatening injuries. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, has told mps that early elections in northern ireland are "highly likely". sinn fein's martin mcguinness resigned as deputy first minister yesterday over a flawed renewable energy scheme. hundreds of thousands of commuters on southern rail are facing the first of three days of strikes over plans for drivers time to catch up with the sport at the bbc sport centre withjess.
thanks. football's world governing body fifa has approved plans to expand the world cup from 32 to a8 teams. the new format will be introduced from 2026. the bulk of the additional slots are likely to go to african and asian countries. our sports news correspondent richard conway has more. fifa has been set on clearing a path to an expanded world cup for some time. but from 2026, it will get its way, with a8 teams joining the party. there's china coming into the system, and maybe in a couple of years india will also come into the system. once china comes into the system, we don't know how thailand, any other country around it, will also come up with a better infrastructure, to bring countries that can also have the chance to compete in the world cup. so how would a a8—team world cup work? the first round would see teams divided into 16 groups of three. the top two countries would likely qualify into the knockout rounds. from there, it's win or go home,
all the way to the final. all of which means the finalists will play seven games in total, the same number under the current format of 32 teams. it's in! with football now played almost all year round, europe's big club teams have objected to any growth. and there are others within the sport who think the current system should be retained. if you get to the final, you're still playing only seven games, which is fine. but it's the early parts, where you've got a lot of teams involved. group stages, groups of three, they are looking at knockout games as well. so the format is really strange, and i think you probably need a lawyer or a mathematician, an actuary, to actually work out the actual permutations. it was 1998 the last time fifa added teams to the world cup. and such moves generate enormous extra revenues. fifa will bring in £800 million more in 2026 as a result of this move.
but with 211 members, there is huge sporting and political pressure on them to reform. there will be greater opportunities too for british teams to qualify. from a scotland perspective, it's good news that there's more chance of qualifying. however, it comes with a lot of caveats, and i think those caveats are, with an expansion, it is potentially travelling a far greater distance for maybe only two games. after a number of years when fifa was rocked by corruption scandals, its new leadership seems determined to assert itself. but they must now convince critics of the merits in reforming its much—loved flagship tournament. team sky principal sir dave brailsford has criticised the chairman of uk anti—doping for undermining the investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in cycling. david kenworthy described evidence given by brailsford at a parliamentary select committee meeting in december as "extraordinary" and "very disappointing." most fair—minded people in britain
would accept that if there is any issue, we start the process and there is an authority, which is the right place really to get to the bottom of anything, and it is a diligent process which we all trust and respect, and we are ongoing in the middle of that, and there is an investigation which is still ongoing. the chair of that organisation, for them to discuss the actual contents of that investigation whilst it is live and open, that is extraordinary in my mind. maria sharapova will make her professional comeback at the stuttgart grand prix on the 26th of april, following her 15—month suspension. the former world number one was given a two—year ban in march after testing positive for meldonium. her suspension was then reduced in october following an appeal. sharapova will return to tennis without a ranking and needs a wild card to enter the tournament. that's all sport for now.
i'll have more in the next hour. thank you, jessica. we will return to that story about football's world governing body, fifa. it approved plans to expand the world cup from 32 to a8 teams. the new format will be introduced from 2026. the size of the tournament will rise from 32 to a8. that's made up 16 groups of three in the group stage. two teams will qualify from each group, then it's a knockout all the way to the final — meaning the winners will play seven games in total. with me now is martin lipton, deputy head of sport content at the sun. a lot of people are saying this does not look like a sports decision by fifa but a political one? it is a political one, a financial one, but also a sporting one. there is a view andi also a sporting one. there is a view and i think it is a reasonable one that the current split of places at the world cup is a bit unfair. africa only get five places, asia
only get four and a half, and concacaf, central and south america, do not get that many. by extending the participating countries you get much... for example there will be nine african countries in the 2026 world cup, and i think that is more ofa world cup, and i think that is more of a depiction really of the state of a depiction really of the state of world football. do you dilate the competitiveness, something i think some of the european clubs are saying? —— do you dilute. some of the european clubs are saying? -- do you dilute. yes, well iceland put england out of the world cup and wales got as far as the dead which no unexpected. and costa rica won the group at the —— as they did.
at the time they are trying to reassert themselves does this mat of a group still obsessed with making more money? they are absolutely obsessed with making money —— does this smack of. but this will be universally welcomed by every confederation outside of europe. there will be no doubt about that. in africa, asia, central america, south america, oceana, suddenly know there is a place for a team from oceana. that could well be tahiti who won the championship a few years ago and played in the federations cup. the financial motive, speaking about £1 billion extra revenue, there are also sporting criteria which are met by this. what about the logistics, particularly in the early stages, the group stages? it will be a logistical nightmare, will it not? there will be at least four games a day. 32 games, a lot of
matches. normally you would have two or three in a day and four very occasionally, then when you finish two groups. it will be different, a lot more matches. there will be a disparity in resting days. it looks like the teams starting on the first day and going all the way would have 32 whereas the team starting on the eighth day would only have 25 days to play their games, there are seven games, so that will have to be worked on. so there are issues and there is a danger the last knockout stage does have mismatches, but it is about the world cup and it is supposed to be a truly global event, and this will extend the reach of the tournament. if there is one country you see getting ready for this of course, it is china? absolutely. albeit they cannot host in 2026 because the 2022 world cup is in qatar, in asia, so the rotation means it cannot take place in asia or europe, so it will be in
america, almost certainly, which is why the americans have held back from going absolutely mental against fifa, which they may well have done. maybe 203a, and a country the size of china, let's be honest, they could host a world cup no. god knows what you and i will be doing in —— 203a, but i don't want to think about it! thank you for speaking to i. about it! thank you for speaking to i, daniel blake. —— thank you for speaking to us. the brazilian government is planning to to build dozens of dams in the amazon region. it says it will boost the economy and provide clean energy. but critics say it will also mean deforestation, and the end of traditional life for many of brazil's indigenous tribe, as wyre davies now reports. from the heart of the planet's greatest rainforest emerges one of the world's biggest civil engineering projects. a monolithic monument to progress. the belo monte dam is brazil's answer to its growing energy needs. mired in controversy and allegations of corruption,
the $18 billion dam partially blocks the xingu, a major amazon tributary, and has flooded thousands of acres of rainforest. there's a human cost too. the local fishing industry has been decimated, and thousands of riverside dwellers have lost their land and their livelihoods. forced into a completely alien, urban environment. we get angry, sastuma, showing us his now worthless fishing licence. we see these corporations making millions from what used to be ours, he says, and we can't even use the river any more. building the dam brought hundreds ofjobs to the riverside town of altamira. but it also led to increasing deforestation and the permanent loss of many low—lying islands. brazil says it wants to build at least 50 hydroelectric dams across the amazon. the government says it is clean, sustainable energy, but the impact of so many of these structures on the world's greatest river system, its environment and people, will be immense.
supporters of hydropower admits mistakes were made. but say the rivers and their energy are there to be harnessed for the greater good of brazil. i would definitely defend the presence of hydro as a key technology in our portfolio of technologies. in the developing part of the world, almost 70% of the hydro potential has already been explored. in brazil, almost 70% of our hydro potential has not been explored yet. brazil says it wants to build at least 50 hydroelectric dams across the amazon. the government says it is clean, sustainable energy. but the impact of so many of these structures on the world greatest river system, its environment and its people, will be immense. next in line for development, the tapajos, described as the most beautiful river in the amazon region, and home to these indigenous people. a plan to build several dams along its length will transform this wide,
shallow river into a navigable water highway. but it would flood forests and islands used by the munduruku for centuries. tribal chiefs say they will resist any attempts to build dams on the river. translation: the government always comes here with its lies. there's not one place where a dam has been built that has turned out good for locals and for our tribes. there is only misery and complaints. these tattooed warriors of the amazon are taking on powerful business and political interests. they want to weaken environmental legislation and fast track the construction of hydro—electric dams. clean energy and the promise ofjobs versus the rights
of indigenous tribes. and whether to exploit or protect this fragile ecosystem. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first the headlines on bbc news: jeremy corbyn says he wants a cap on the maximum amount of money people can earn, and the labour leader also says immigration levels in the uk are not too high. a 15—year—old girl is arrested following the death of a seven—year—old in york. and more misery for thousands of commuters across southern england —— and more misery for tens of thousands of commuters across southern england as the latest three—day strike by southern rail drivers begins. hello. in the business news: supermarket chain morrisons has reported a 2.9% rise in sales over the christmas period — its best performance for seven years. the retailer said fresh food, alcoholic drinks, and its nutmeg clothing range had all performed well. last year, the average uk
household saw a slight rise in their disposable income, or spending power. retired households saw the fastest rise compared with the previous year largely because of more income from private pensions. the head of the london stock exchange has told the treasury select committee the uk needs to protect its financial industry and the two your negotiation period for brexit is too short. —— two year. the number of permanentjob posts increased in december but at a slower rate compared to november — that's according to a new report from the recruitment & employment confederation. joining me now is kevin green the group's chief executive. is this a cause for concern? no. more vacancies, overall all sectors
of thejob more vacancies, overall all sectors of the job market growing, so we think it is a positive picture. certainly following the post—brexit period of the last six months things have got better. the report shows a bit of the man in different sectors. hotels and catering, demand for skills there, nurses. is there a danger there is a skills gap that could get worse? how are these sectors filling the gaps? at the moment we do have a crisis in relation to skills. one of the things employers are saying. it is far harderfor people things employers are saying. it is far harder for people to fill the jobs they have available and some sectors are finding it more difficult, and the sectors you mention, agriculture, food manufacture, care and even the nhs are finding it incredibly difficult to fill availablejobs, are finding it incredibly difficult to fill available jobs, and are finding it incredibly difficult to fill availablejobs, and one of the reasons we think it is really important that whatever happens in relation to immigration is we do not cut off the supply of european workers to british businesses. 0k, so where are they going? are be
looking to europe to fill these gaps? yes, quite often there is the use of immigrant labour, people coming in with the ability to work, committing to doing thejob —— are they ability to work, committing to doing the job —— are they looking. ability to work, committing to doing thejob —— are they looking. that ability to work, committing to doing the job —— are they looking. that is good news for businesses because it means they can deliver the products, can ca re means they can deliver the products, can care for people in our hospitals and it means businesses are being successful and do not have to look overseas to help them deliver goods and services to their customers. let's speak a bit about regional distribution. the midlands did quite well in terms ofjob creation. and generally the north and midlands, job creation there seems to be at a healthy level, but in scotland that declined. why is that? we think there are two things going on regionally. london has been disproportionately affected since brexit and has taken much longer to recover than the rest of the uk jobs market, and scotland is struggling at the moment. we think a lot of thatis at the moment. we think a lot of that is to do with confidence, to do with uncertainty, and for some reason it seems to be
disproportionately affecting scotla nd disproportionately affecting scotland rather than other parts of the uk labour market. kevin green, thank you very much forjoining us. let's ta ke thank you very much forjoining us. let's take a look at some of today's other business stories. the post office is to close and franchise a further 37 of its flagship crown offices. the communication workers' union says this could lead to the loss of 300 jobs. crown post offices are the larger branches usually found on high streets. up to 38,000 staff from hm revenue and customs will be expected to move large distances as part of a reorganisation. that's according to a report from the national audit office, which said some people may need to relocate by up to 17a miles if they want to keep their jobs. a restaurant chain has apologised for failing to update its online menu after it added pork to its lasagne recipe. whitbread confirmed it had added pork to a dish served in table table and whitbread inns restaurants, but denied claims in the sun newspaper that it had continued to advertise it as a "beef lasagne". a quick look at markets before we
go. the ftse100 doing well, helped by default in sterling as revenue from those international companies look a bit healthier. that is all from this hour. more business later in the afternoon. thank you. we will see you at that later. for the first time ever, researchers have filmed chimpanzees making and using tools to get access to water that no other animal can reach. the study of a critically endangered population of chimpanzees in the ivory coast discovered them using tree branches to collect water. a life—saving skill. a mother and baby in ivory coast's comoe national park show some unique behaviour. it's the dry season, so to reach a water supply hidden deep within these tree holes, they are making and using tools. it's just another insight into the remarkable behaviour of our closest primate cousins. if you think they've got 90—95% the same dna as humans, they are very intelligent animals.
we've seen it, working at chester zoo with these animals, the kind of things they can do. the different cultures of chimpanzees have learnt different tool use. so it's certainly not new to find chimpanzees using tools. the animals are already known to use sticks to fish for termites and to dip into beehives for honey, but the researchers were particularly impressed by how well crafted these drinking tools were. chimps selected and stripped long thin sticks and chewed the ends into very water—absorbent brushes. and for captive breeding programmes like this one, zoos have to understand these natural behaviours to keep the animals as mentally stimulated as possible. we give them small sticks. and then we give them an area where they keep honey, ready brek, that kind of thing. and they have to use their sticks, make them into a certain way so they can put the stick in the hole and get the food out. encouraging natural behaviours. it's all gone very quiet
here at chester zoo because it's feeding time for the chimpanzees, and these are actually western chimpanzees, the same subspecies that was looked at in this piece of research. nimble fingered, very clever, toolmaking and tool—using, but sadly, critically endangered primates. in the wild, the population of these great apes continues to decline, largely because of poaching and the destruction of their forest habitat. findings like this showjust how much more we have to learn about chimpanzee culture. well, the owners of a convenience store in toronto in canada has taken to social media, for help in tracking down a thief stealing their merchandise... the grocery store owner says squirrels have stolen more than a0 chocolate bars. the owners have tried different things over the last few months to stop them from getting in, but they
a lwa ys them from getting in, but they always seem to manage to sneak in any way. is that because the door is open, though? isuspect any way. is that because the door is open, though? i suspect that helps! hang on... let's just open, though? i suspect that helps! hang on... let'sjust see open, though? i suspect that helps! hang on... let's just see what he goes for. is that twix? i can't tell. he should be barred. time for a look at the weather. hello, louise. so glad you threw to me, jane. this weather front, enhancing the cloud to the west and bringing the odd spot or two of drizzle. quiet out there generally, nine to 11 degrees, pretty quiet for this time of year. all set to change. through the night to the winds will strengthen with gales arriving from the north—west and heavy rain pushing into scotland and
as temperatures start to fall away we will actually see some snow as well across the mountains. further south, it will be cloudy, drizzly but a little milder. into tomorrow, the real issue will be the wind, actually. severe gales are likely to continue throughout scotland and across into the north of england through the day. that could cause some issues, particularly for high sided vehicles, with wind gusts in excess of 60, possibly 70, miles per hour. through the day the showers could turn wintry at lower levels as well. strong and perhaps severe gales even likely across the pennines but a little quieter through west wales. a few showers on the exposed seacoast and winds driving ina the exposed seacoast and winds driving in a few showers but further east of that across england are relatively calm story. through the day, it will feel colder, particularly in the far north and considering the strength of the wind. snow settling by the end of the day and temperatures sitting around three degrees. seven or eight
for the south. the cold air will continue to be a feature through the night. accumulations of snow to lower levels, the same into northern ireland. further south, cloud gathering. here we have the potential for some gathering. here we have the potentialfor some rain. is that this into the south—west through the day the heaviest wind looks likely to be south of the ma corridor. there is a question over whether we will see some snow in there, particularly in wales here across the hills of south oxfordshire and into hertfordshire but it should hopefully not cause too much of an issue with the rain the feature further south. then called, showers continuing, adding on that wind with a significant chill, so —3, —a, that is how it will feel out and about. the winds will slowly ease as the pressure m oves the winds will slowly ease as the pressure moves away but they will still take their time in doing so. but it still sit two stays cold with a northerly flow, and that wind at lower levels almost anywhere across
the country. this is bbc news. on. and on. by simon mccoy. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 3pm. jeremy corbyn says he wants a cap on the maximum amount of money people can earn, and the labour leader also says immigration levels in the uk are not too high. there are a lot of people in this country who make a fantastic contribution to our society, as indeed, there are a large number of british people living in other parts of europe and other parts of the world who also make a contribution there. record numbers of patients are facing long waits in a&es, as leaked documents show the full extent of the winter crisis in the nhs in england. police questioned the death —— a 15—year—old girl after the death of the seven—year—old girl in york. more misery for thousands of commuters across southern england as the latest 3 day strike by southern rail drivers begins.