this is bbc news. the headlines at 11:00pm: the us president—elect, donald trump, says leaving the eu will be a great success for britain. i think brexit is going to be a good thing, but i predicted, the heater to unbelievable, because people don't want to have other people coming in and destroying their country. surgeons warn that cancer patients are having their operations cancelled at short notice because of a shortage of beds. you've got cancer inside you, you just really want to get rid of it. and that, it is just devastating to get that type of news. also in the next hour: more than 70 countries call on israel and the palestinians to restate their commitment to a peace settlement. a major summit in paris warns against any unilateral actions that could jeopardise future talks. and we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's front pages, including the times,
which leads with its interview with donald trump, who says he will offer the uk a quick and fair trade deal. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the us president—elect, donald trump, says the uk is doing great following its vote to leave the eu. he was speaking in his first uk interview, with the former justice secretary michael gove writing for the times. mr trump added he thought the uk was so smart in getting out. the times also says he is promising a quick trade deal between the us and britain, when he becomes president in five days‘ time. his comments came as the chancellor, phillip hammond, told a german newspaper that the uk wouldn't lie down if access to the single market was closed off during brexit negotiations. mr hammond hinted at steep cuts in business taxes, to regain competitiveness.
here is our political correspondent vicki young. theresa may is thinking about life outside the european union. she says she wants to make a success of brexit, and the economy will be all—important. and tonight there was all—important. and tonight there was a boost of ministers when the times reported that the president—elect, donald trump, was offering britain a quick and fair trade deal within weeks. in an interview with conservative mp and brexit campaigner michael gove, mr trump compared his approach with president obama's. obama said you will go to the back of the lion, meaning if it does happen... in other words, the front of the queue. i think you are
doing great. so what might written's economy look like after brexit? in an interview with a german newspaper, the chancellor was asked whether uk could become the tax haven of europe, with lower tax rates and fewer regulations for business. he admitted the government might have to take such action to encourage companies to set up in the uk. the prime minister has been very open that her priority in brexit negotiations will be to control immigration, and to make sure that the uk can do global trade deals. but leading eu figures have been equally clear. they say to do that the uk will have to leave the single market, and now the chancellor is laying out what the consequences of that might be, notjust for britain but for the eu as well. the labour
leader accused mr haven't of pursuing an extremely risky strategy. he appears to be making a sort of threat to the european community, saying, well, if you don't give us exactly what we want, we're going to become this sort of strange entity on the shores of europe, where there will be very low levels of corporate taxation designed to undermine the effectiveness or otherwise of industry across europe. it seems to me a recipe for some kind of trade war with europe. but others believe eu leaders will recognise the benefits of an open trading relationship with the uk. we're leaving the single market. we do not intend to be in it, nor in the customs union. we want to make trading arrangements. but we want to be cooperating, and have a free trade arrangement with the eu, and have full access to services. so that's exactly where we should be. that's in the damaging to the uk, nor to the eu. it actually benefits both sides. sterling has slumped
to a three—month low on the asian markets, with investors concerned by reports that the british government is prepared to make a hard exit from the european union. the pound fell i.6%, to its lowest level against the dollar since october last year. dealers say the markets are worried that a decisive break from the single market would hurt british exports and discourage foreign investment in the uk. the outgoing director of the cia has warned donald trump to avoid off—the—cuff remarks once he takes office, saying spontaneity was not in the interests of national security. john brennan also told the president—elect that he shouldn't underestimate russia. his comments came as washington makes its final preparations for mr trump's inauguration on friday, as laura bicker reports. the stage is set and rehearsals are underway for the moment when donald trump will take
the oath of office. but some feel the 45th president could do with being more presidential. he has accused us spies of leaking an unverified dossier of claims that the trump campaign team had close links with russia and he compared their actions to nazi germany. this prompted the stern morning from the head of the cia to be more careful with his words. the world is watching now what mr trump says, and listening very carefully. so i think mr trump has to be very disciplined in terms of what he says publicly. he is going to be in a few days' time the most powerful person in the world in terms of sitting on top of the us government and he needs to recognise that his words have impact. but mr trump is not backing down, and of course he took to twitter, saying... the next commander in chief is
proving to be just as divisive president—elect as he was a candidate. not only has he started a war of words with the very people who keep america safe, he has now become embroiled in a row with one of this nation's most respected civil rights heroes. i don't see this president—elect as a legitimate president. jon lewis marched alongside martin luther king. his words matter to the black community. donald trump attacked him on twitter, prompting criticism from within his own party. but the vice president elect defended his statements. i have great respect for jon lewis, and his contributions, particularly with the civil rights movement. i was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature questioned the legitimacy of donald trump's election as president and say he is not attending the inauguration, and i hope he reconsiders both positions. as
washington await crowds of trump supporters, it is also preparing for dozens supporters, it is also preparing for d oze ns of supporters, it is also preparing for dozens of protest marches. this inauguration week and this particular piece of historical political theatre will usher in a new, controversial era in us politics. doctors say cancer operations are being cancelled across the uk because of the growing pressures on the nhs. the royal college of surgeons says such procedures were once protected, because of their urgent nature. but since the start of the year that hasn't been the case in some hospitals, struggling to cope with demand. here is our health editor hugh pym. he got the news by e—mail, and at one day's notice. andrew's operation for prostate cancer had been cancelled, owing to a lack of beds in his local hospital. he is a victim of the winter pressures gripping the nhs, with even cancer procedures postponed because of a big increase in demand for hospital care.
the person that's suffering with the cancer can cope with it better than the loved ones around them. my partner just — she was really devastated. we didn't know what to do. it affects everybody, cancer in the family. it's not just me. routine operations are cancelled every winter, if there is pressure on beds. but cancer treatment always continues, with very few exceptions. but, since the new year, surgeons say that has changed, with a lot more cancer operations having to be put off. the current level of cancellations, if it's not unprecedented, it's certainly pretty close to being as bad as it's ever been. we're hearing from a number of trusts up and down the country, perhaps dozens of trusts, that it's not one or two cases that are being cancelled, but several cases each day. hospitals are trying to avoid postponing cancer operations for longer than a few weeks. but there have been warnings that delays, however long, can be bad news for patients. we know that speedy treatment
helps people's recovery, and their survival rates. so we're really, really concerned this is happening, not only for the individual, from a mental—health and well—being perspective, but also more importantly, the impact it could have on people's life and people's survival rates. a department of health spokesperson said... longer delays discharging medically fit patients back to the community, often because of problems with social care, have really added to the pressures on hospitals this winter. that means fewer beds for emergency admissions, never mind patients who are expecting to come in for surgery. the latest revelations about cancer treatment postponements are further evidence of the strain across the service. the state of the nhs is dominating political debate, with winter far from over. hugh pym, bbc news. the leader of the unite union, len mccluskey, sasteremy corbyn is still on a learning curve.
he has been one of the labour leader's biggest supporters, and told the bbc he thought mr corbyn was getting better, but he had to rise to the challenges the party faces. let's take a look at some of the day's other top stories: the pilot of a light aircraft has died after his plane crashed near the mao in oxfordshire. it had taken off from an aerodrome in north buckinghamshire. an investigation is underway. police in northern ireland have found an explosive device during a security operation in west belfast. they say it was designed to kill or seriously injure police officers. representatives of more than 70 countries and international organisations have called on israel and the palestinians to reaffirm their commitment to a two—state solution. at the end of a day—long conference in paris, they issued a statement warning that neither side should take unilateral steps that could jeopardise future negotiations. our paris correspondent hugh schofield followed the talks. to be fairto
to be fair to the french, they never set this up as a fully fledged peace talks. israel and the palestinians we re talks. israel and the palestinians were never actually invited to it. the idea is they would come separately, together at the end of the conference, and then have a briefing with president lond who would tell them what happened, and so on. in the end that didn't happen. the israelis won't really playing ball. but the aim was more limited. the aim was to get the international community together to recommit itself to the idea of a two state solution and to say to the two parties, look, you are the only people who can solve these problems, but we are here to help, please start talking again. to the extent that that was the aim, it was a cheap, but one has i think to recognise that it was a pretty limited aim, and the prospect of it being translated to anything that
would actually affect life on the ground is fairly small. and any sign at all of anybody saying anything new about it, hugh? anybody have any sort of initiative in the back of their mind that they were able to bring to this thing? no, i think we can bring to this thing? no, i think we ca n safely bring to this thing? no, i think we can safely say. it was just a plea, really, from the french organisers and from everyone else, to bang heads together and recognise the dangerousness of the situation. i think what made this more than just the usual talking shop, i think, was what was happening in america. the timing of this is very interesting, of course. it was set up to take place just for the new administration would come in in washington. of course, at the time no one knew that it would be a trump administration. it was simply to tell any new administration, look at israel — palestine is an issue which needs to be addressed. the fact that it isa needs to be addressed. the fact that it is a trump administration which comes into power of course gives it a whole new mac resonance because the trump administration is on this as in so many aspects of foreign policy completely unpredictable and may well start taking measures that
are pro— israel and a really new of way. that would frighten a lot of the delegates, the french not least, here in paris. but first let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the financial times focuses on the government's approach to brexit, ahead of the speech by the prime minister on tuesday. it says ministers are adopting an increasingly pragmatic stance. the daily express says mrs may's vision will completely free britain, once and for all, from brussels rule. the metro highlights the chancellor's suggestion that britain could become a tax haven if it is denied access to the single market. the times says us president—elect donald trump will offer britain a trade deal within weeks of taking office, to help make brexit a great thing. the telegraph has the same story, adding that trump plans to invite theresa may to the white house as soon as he is sworn in. the guardian reports on the warning by the outgoing head of the cia that mr trump must adopt a more careful approach to us national security. the daily mirror reports that the health secretary,
jeremy hunt, will earn millions of pounds from the sale of an education website he co—owns. and the daily mail has the story of a nigerian woman who flew to britain to give birth to twins. the headlines on bbc news: the us president—elect, donald trump, says brexit will be a great thing and promises a quick and fair trade deal with the uk. surgeons say hospitals are being forced to postpone cancer operations because of the current pressures the nhs is under. representatives of more than 70 nations meeting in paris urge israel and the palestinians to commit to a two—state solution. sport now and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. manchester united and liverpool had
to settle for a i all draw in today's later premier league kick off. a handshake, between jose mourinho and jurgen klopp at the full time whistle. this man, zlatan ibahimovic rescued a point six minutes from time at old trafford, heading in antonio valencia's cross from close range. before thatjames milner had given liverpool the lead from the penalty spot after paul pogba handled a cross in the united box. liverpool are now in third place, seven points adrift of top—flight leaders chelsea, while united — whose nine—match winning run in all competitions came to an end — are now 12 points off the top. it was very emotional. it was intense, aggressive but a good aggressive, not a bad one. we fought until the last second but liverpool
did the same. earlier everton handed pep guardiola his heaviest ever league defeat as a manager. they beat manchester city 4—0. 19—year—old debutant ademola lookman and 18—year—old tom davies both scored in the win for ronald koeman's side to leave city ten points behind chelsea. european champions real madrid have lost for the first time since last april. despite leading sevilla with six minutes to play, a sergio ramos own goal and this from former manchester city striker stevanjovetic earned sevilla a 2—1. they move to second in la liga — a point behind real. a virat kohli masterclass helped india complete the highest successful chase in a one—day international against england. chasing 351, india were reduced to 63—1; in pune before kohli and kedarjadhav shared 200 to lead the hosts to a three—wicket win with 11 balls to spare. it's a bruising defeat for england with eoin morgan's side making their highest
losing score in an 0di. englishman graeme storm won his first european tour event since 2007, beating rory mcilroy in a play—off at the south africa 0pen golf. storm went into today's final round three shots clear of mcilroy but going up the 17th, the world number two had turned it around to go one shot ahead, however on that penultimate hole, mcilroy did this, finding the bunker in consecutive shots. that meant both players finished the tournament 18 under par. they would replay the 18th until there was a winner. 0n the third extra hole, storm had this long putt to win, just missing, but he got it close enough to force the error from mcilroy on his par attempt, and storm, who nearly lost his european tour card last year, sealed just the second title of his career. it's five years since ronnie 0'sullivan last went out in the first round of snooker‘s masters but he came as close as you can get this afternoon.
china's liang wenbo came from 4—2 down to lead 5—4 and had this black to win the match. having potted the black to force a decider, 0'sullivan, despite suffering with a heavy cold, cleared up with his biggest break of the day. he'll play neil robertson or ali carter next. and in tonight's match, ding junhui won 6—3 against england's kyren wilson, who was making his first appearance at the masters. ding, the world number six, will now play eitherjoe perry or stuart bingham in the quarter—finals. and glen durrant is the new bdo world darts champion, after beating danny noppert of the netherlands by seven sets to three. it was 3—3 at the mid—session interval but durrant came out after the break and took control of the match, winning the next four sets. and the man from middlesbrough, who lost in the final last year, held his nerve to take out double sixteen. and the trophy will be
going back home to teesside. that's all the sport for now. plans for four new ‘nature schools' in england would still see pupils learning traditional subjects, but also having the opportunity to spend more of their day outside. david gregory—kumar reports. brandon marsh nature reserve near coventry, home to some excited woodland creatures getting to grips with nature. brandon marsh is also headquarters for warwichshire wildlife trust and it is the trust that is leading plans for nature schools across the uk. some of these children could be amongst the very first pupils. but what exactly is a nature school? children at our schools will still need to learn times tables and to read and write. but we are preparing an educational philosophy that will allow teachers to achieve that learning outside, using the natural setting of the school as much
as in the classroom. so they will be outside more? probably. probably coming home a bit dirtier than they would otherwise. at least four are planned with two in the midlands, one in smethick, and warwickshire wildlife trust which has been identified as possibly going into camphill. they have already got their eyes on a site and the building. it is the camphill school that will be the very first nature school in the uk and its location that might surprise some people. it's definitely an urban area but it is the area that was identified by local authorities as having the strongest need for a new school. we will create new outdoor spaces for learning, a garden and a lot more wildlife areas, possibly beehives, really exciting. parents visiting the reserve today were very excited. some have already looked into applying for the new school. she loves being outdoors and we would love that for her, for education, really.
the outside is an amazing place to learn and i think you can have so many experiences that are not traditional education that still give you the same knowledge that you would have in a classroom so i think it's brilliant. if all goes well, the uk's first nature school could open in december 2018. with the baftas and 0scars just around the corner, one film tipped to do well is the denzel washington—directed movie ‘fences,’ based on a pulitzer prize winning play. it tells the story of an african—american family in the 1950s, dealing with racial tensions and a troubled past. viola davis has already won a golden globe for her performance, and is tipped for an oscar. she was in london today, speaking to our arts editor, will gompertz. i've been right here with you, troy! i've got a life too! i gave 18 years of my life to stand
in the same spot as you! emotions are running high in august wilson's powerful 1950s family drama fences. denzel washington is the unfaithful troy, viola davis is heartbroken wife rose. as emotional as it is, i always want to reiterate to people that it does require technique, a certain level of control, even in the lack of control of it. it's notjust something that comes naturally, it's not like i was just playing myself and just remembering a time in my life when someone did the same thing to me. rose told me... tell them what you told me, rose. i told him if he wasn't the marrying kind, then move out the way so the marrying kind could find me. you've talked a lot about your experience as an actress and the sort of roles you get given, and the roles tend to be limited because of your colour. do you think that producers, directors, hollywood are opening up to giving more interesting roles?
they're opening up because they're being forced to open up, america is changing. the ethnic make—up of america is changing, and people are desperate to see their own images. the brady bunch isn't working any more. and there are so many actors of colour who are now in the position of saying, "i want to be the change, i'm refusing to go back, i want to be redefined." ain't nobody going to hold his hand when he gets out there in the world. times have changed, troy. people change. the world changes, and you can't even see it. there's every chance that you're going to get an oscar for this movie. you go up on stage, you have the golden statue — you have one billion people to talk to, what are you going to say? the people that i would forget to thank are my mom and dad, because first of all august wilson wrote about people like my mom and dad, who were born
in 1936, 1943 respectively, injim crow south, sharecropper home, fifth and eighth grade education, people who really are invisible. and those very much were the people whose dreams were their children. whether she wins an oscar or not, i'm guessing viola davis has already fulfilled her parents' dreams. will gompertz, bbc news. a sound of the seaside? or a blight on the beach? seagulls are synonymous with the coast, but they're also known for stealing food from passers—by. so at one british resort, they're debating whether or not to bring in birds of prey to reduce the seagull numbers. emma glasbey reports from scarborough. seagulls and scarborough just go together. but in recent years the relationship has been turning slightly sour. the number of birds in this town has grown to a few thousand, and especially in the summer
it is claimed they are becoming more aggressive. i have seen them take food from people's hands. for children it can be scary. people feed them. they feed them titbits and they should not encourage them to come to the area. i don't think it is a real issue. i think a couple of people complained too much about it. the council has been discussing what to do about the birds. they could decide to hire a firm to work on reducing the number of birds over the next few years. we would use egg and nest removal. that is removing a percentage of net eggs from nests. we work with natural england on this. we also fly birds of prey. we are not going out to kill anything, the idea is to move them to nest in the cliffs. it may be winter but there
are still seagulls around. in january you would expect them to be all out to sea but they are so used to being fed here they are staying on land. action will need to happen soon as breeding season has begun. now it's time for the weather. thank you very much. we have a little rain creeping in from the west overnight. this weather front which is slowly drifting eastwards. behind it the air is coming from the atla ntic behind it the air is coming from the atlantic so we will be relatively mild behind this area of rain but it never gets towards the south—east. here will be chilly and temperatures will drop to around freezing. in the west, a different story. nine or 10
degrees in a few places. a cold start for the south—east. largely dry but there could be early mist and flogged as well. further west, figure cloud. further west it is dry and cornwall and cloudy and mild across wales. but rain extends into the north—west of england. grey and damp but relatively mild. the same for northern ireland. some cloud as you will find to start the day. sitting down over the hill so there is poor visibility. not a lot of rain but maybe a little bit out towards aberdeen. that rain comes down towards the north—east of england. to the east it is colder. the rain does not move to lalitha too quickly during the day. it becomes patchy in the afternoon and on the other side it should be
brighter but there is a lot of cloud out there and it will thicken up in western scotland. temperatures in the double figures the indie west. as we go through monday night into tuesday most of the rain fizzles out. some will drift into northern england clear skies and a touch of frost. here we should see good spells of sunshine. elsewhere cloudy with a little bit of rain. still mild in the north and west of the uk and cold towards the south—eastern corner. from tuesday into wednesday the high pressure is in charge and it is quiet. not a lot of rain but some in the north and west. mild with wind coming in from the south—west. the temperatures in the north—west will be around nine or 10 degrees at hull again it is a little cooler south and east. most places