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this is bbc news — and these are the headlines. an investigation uncovers a catalogue of failures that contributed to the death of dean saunders — who should have been in hospital not prison. number 10 confirms theresa may was briefed on last summer's trident submarine tests — but it is refusing to comment on reports that a missile mis—fired. in her first regional cabinet meeting the prime minister is announcing the government's vision for british industry after brexit. it's the first full working day for us president donald trump — he says it marks the start of ‘great deals' for america — promising to get on with rolling out his policy agenda. and the very real perils of virtual dating. the number of people conned in the uk by online dating scams is at its highest — with a record £39 million lost to fraudsters. and britain's double olympic boxing champion — nicola adams — turns her back on the tokyo olympics to become a professionalfighter. good afternoon and
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welcome to bbc news. an investigation into the death of a prisoner has found a catalogue of failures contributed to his suicide and he should have been in hospital not prison. 25 year old dean saunders electrocuted himself at chelmsford prison in essex in january last year. the prison ombudsman said that staff ignored significant risk factors when they cut back observation of him injail. it comes as figures due out later this week are expected to show the number of suicides in prisons in england and wales last year was at record levels. here's our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan. dean saunders had no previous history of mental illness but in december 2015 the young dad suddenly became paranoid and delusional, convinced he had to kill himself. i think i'm still, on a day—to—day
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basis, trying to understand that he was ill in the first place. his family were plunged into despair. within hours he attacked his brother and father with a knife. already injured, mark could only stand and watch as his son took a kitchen knife to his own throat. he brought the knife down and it didn't cut. and that's when we both realised that in his haste to pick the knife up it was the back of the blade that had gone to his throat. as dean tried to kill himself mark was stabbed in his stomach but held the knife in place to save his son's life. at that time i thought i can't let him have the knife. and i put my hand over the top of his so he could not pull it out. he tried to pull it out, i held it in.
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i could not let him have it. dean saunders was charged with attempted murder and sent to chelmsford prison. though initially on constant watch, three staff, none of whom were medically trained or had read his notes, reduced his observations to every half hour. his family pleaded with officials not to do it, but were turned down in a phone call. i said, "i'm telling you now, if you don't put my son back on constant watch then he will kill himself". "you won't be able to say you weren't aware, because you know". "if he kills himself, it will be your fault". efforts were made to move dean to a secure hospital but a shortage of beds and delays over christmas and new year meant it never happened. on january 4th last year dean saunders killed himself. his partner now has to raise their son without his father. we openly talk about dean to teddy. we say, "daddy this, daddy that".
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i suppose i kind of promised dean, there will never be a day that will pass that teddy won't know how much you love him. dean was so looking forward to the point where teddy would be walking around and running and kicking a football with him. two days after dean went, teddy started walking. he missed that by two days. today's report says dean saunders should have been in hospital, not in prison, but basic failure contributed to this loving family being ripped apart. sinn fein is expected to announce its new leader. the new leader will have just five weeks to prepare for an election, after the northern ireland executive collapsed over the handling of a botched green energy scheme. joining me now is chris buckler, our ireland correspondent. one name in the frame at the moment?
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by one name in the frame at the moment? by our gathering to find out who will lead sinn fein. the health minister is the name of the frame, she has been the agriculture minister in the past and it is widely expected that she will be the person who is going to lead it sinn fein to the stormont election. inside you can see that the party is gathering and there is a pause and we will hear the official announcement to see who will replace martin mcguinness as the leader in northern ireland in stormont and the person who will fight this election. the camera crews are getting their photographs of the newspapers and we are about to hear from gerry adams.
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martin mcguinness is in the middle, as you would expect. have i got the all clear now? i can't see many of you but i know you're out there. welcome. just for the press, and i know you've been made aware of this in advance, we will have a series of contributions, the main one coming from michelle o'neill but we will be taking questions —— we won't be taking questions. it falls to me to welcome you all on what is a very special and significant and very historic day for us. can we extend especially
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the warmest of it sinn fein republican irish welcomes to our friend and comrades martin mcguinness. —— comrades. friend and comrades martin mcguinness. -- comrades. applause speaks gaelic. gerry adams. speaks gaelic mummy michelle, are you there?
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speaks gaelic are you proud of your mummy? anyway, this is a highly, usually significant day in the life of martin mcguinness, and a hugely significant day in the life of michelle o'neill and a mighty day in the life of the sinn fein movement and our broad republican family. this is the handover of primary
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leadership position from my generation, from martin's generation to another generation. our party has gifted a multi—generational leadership representative of this whole island. and every of them are capable leaders, everyone and all. our party has decided that michelle will lead us in the north. her late father brendan doris would have been as proud as punch with great justification. we wish her well in the challenge which faces us and her. and as a united all ireland team we will give her the support and space to find her own voice. and to continue the great work which martin has pioneered. and as for
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martin, you will appreciate these words of another great poet, brendan kenneally. i often these lines to you. we live in a world that dreams of ending, that always seems about to give in, something that will not acknowledge conclusion. insists that we for ever begin. to my upstanding comrades, for martin mcguinness. applause
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speaks gaelic cani can i say how wonderful it is to be here for what is a very special occasion for me and i'm not talking about my standing down from not fighting the election. because that is the only thing i'm standing down from. i haven't gone away, you know. applause but what is special about today is
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that a young woman of incredible ability rising to the leadership of sinn fein in the north. and as i said last week, many people now know that gerry adams and r and a small group of people around leadership level have been involved in discussions going back well over a year —— and five. this was about the need for generational change. this is part of that generational change. i had made a decision well in advance of the particular circumstances that affect me at the moment. that, maybe eight this year, which is the tenth anniversary of going into government with ian paisley, that was the right time for me to stand aside —— that the 8th of may this year. that was a decision i
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would have stood by. circumstances have intervened. the calling of the election, the scandals that have existed and of course we find ourselves in a situation where it is physically impossible for me to continue until the 8th of may, and i regret that very much because i have very fond memories of ian paisley, that year he was in the office, and i have very fond memories of building a positive working relationship with him, and we actually built a friendship which was a realfriendship actually built a friendship which was a real friendship that lasted until the day he died. i also wanted to pay tribute to ian paisleyjunior and his wife, eileen, for their remarks, during the course of last week. they are all good friends and
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they are people who like ian paisley we re very they are people who like ian paisley were very dedicated and committed to the success of the peace process. so, change happens and we are now witnessing big change today. as gerry adams said, north and south, we have many many talented people at the elected representative level, and here at the assembly there are any number of people who could have followed my position. i've been very honoured to work with michelle and to know her for honoured to work with michelle and to know herfor a long time. we were elected representatives together when she was first elected to the assembly in 2007. and we were part ofa assembly in 2007. and we were part of a very very strong sinn fein team which built sinn fein and bareback constituency into the strongest sinn fein
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—— and they built that constituency into the strongest sinn fein constituency probably anywhere. i wa nt to constituency probably anywhere. i want to pay tribute to brendan and kathleen. we should remember that this is also notjust a sinn fein occasion, but this is a family occasion. so, why michelle o'neill? well, people know the history of the peace process and they note the history of where opposition, even within irish republicanism, came to that peace process, to the political institutions and to the progressive agenda that sinn fein has had for a very long time. of reaching out and building partnerships and doing that without compromise. and our work
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trying to reunify our country by peaceful and democratic means. one of those areas which had a number of people who were totally and absolutely opposed to the peace process and i would even go as far to say it trying to influence people in the area, that was easter road, around there. i watched as michelle o'neill and linda dillon stood up and defended the peace process, refused to be intimidated and continued to build support for sinn fein. i knew she was made of strong stuff. i knew this was a woman even in the very early days of great ability. a woman who has shown great
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strength and also great compassion. a woman who is a people's politician, and a woman who had the intelligence to come into this assembly and acquit herself very well indeed. that's why we made her minister for agriculture. well indeed. that's why we made her ministerfor agriculture. and well indeed. that's why we made her minister for agriculture. and that's why in the aftermath of the last election she took on what is the toughest portfolio in the whole of the executive, the department of health. we don't elevate people to those positions if we don't believe they have the all—round ability to manage very difficult situations. so, i'm overjoyed today that michelle will lead sinn fein into this election. i'm overjoyed that
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she is our leader and i'm overjoyed that she's my leader and she would have my fullest, wholehearted, dedicated and committed support for as long as she has this job. applause cheering to our councillors and our meps and the ordinary decent republicans who have joined us today, i'm delighted
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you have come along. as martin said, this is a big day, and for me, whenever i was growing up in tyrone asa whenever i was growing up in tyrone as a teenager, if anyone had ever said that at some stage you would be leading sinn fein in the north other not have believed them. —— i would not have believed them. —— i would not have believed them. —— i would not have believed them. being a republican for me as a way of life, something that you are, something that we know, something that we do every day in the course of our everyday judy every day in the course of our everydayjudy is, we are committed republican activists and we work every day to deliver on the ideals of the proclamation fall of the people that share this island. for me to be selected to lead our party in the north is truly the biggest honour and privilege of my life. i feel an enormous responsibility on my shoulders and while i don't underestimate my task, given the changing political world locally, nationally, and internationally, i will not let you down. and i won't
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let you down because i've learned from the best. my late father former sinn fein councillor, mep councillor frances malloy, and of course martin who i have worked with all my adult life and i know that i'm following in the footsteps of a political giant. the man is a legend. applause and is notjust us as republicans that think that, as we have witnessed over the course of the la st witnessed over the course of the last number of weeks. it has been my privilege to work so closely with martin over the last ten years, to learn from him and be inspired by him. how he conducts himself in all situations is a lesson to each and everyone of us, and how he reached out and broke down barriers is a
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testament to the genuine nature of the man that he is. we want to sincerely thank you martin for the selfless service you have given to the people of ireland and i absolutely know you are not finished yet. applause no one can replace martin but what i can do is to continue his good work, to unite our people and unite our country. we will continue to reach out to promote equality and reconciliation and to show positive leadership. these are challenging times and we have set ourselves big objectives, but republicans have never been afraid of the challenge. i've never been afraid of a challenge and i've never been afraid to act. as the minister for agriculture and rural development i've decentralised an entire government department. when the syste m government department. when the system told me it couldn't be done.
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as this sinn fein minister for health i ended the dup discrimination against gay men debating blood and i did that because it was the right thing to do. —— donating. others have been shouting, sidelines but it was sinn fein who stood up and ended the corruption. the renewable scandal was created by the former first minister when she was in the economy department and her refusal to step aside shows a total disregard for the concerns and outrage of the public. martin mcguinness resigned as deputy first minister, not as a first tourist, but absolutely as a la st first tourist, but absolutely as a last resort. and again it was the right thing to do —— not as a first choice. financial scandal incompetence and a waste of public money cannot be tolerated. in the
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aftermath of the election, there can and there will be no return to the status quo. what does that mean? it means sinn fein are only interested in participating in the institutions if they are delivering for all of oui’ if they are delivering for all of our citizens and that they operate oi'i our citizens and that they operate on the basis of equality and respect. agreements must be honoured. commitments must be delivered. partnership government must mean exactly that. it means that regardless of where you come from and what language you speak, what your sexuality is and what gender you what your sexuality is and what genderyou are, what your sexuality is and what gender you are, that you are treated with respect. i am so very proud to believe in sinn fein and to be leading them into the election in march, an election about making citizens... about citizens making a stand, we are standing up for ourselves and our neighbours and for oui’ ourselves and our neighbours and for our communities. the principles and the values of the good friday agreement which is the foundation bullseye —— foundation stone must be
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honoured. that agreement and all political agreements must be fully fermented, not renegotiated. commitments must be delivered —— must be fully met. we can't allow the british government's withdrawal from the european union to undermine the good friday agreement, the protections and safeguards within it are the or the principal. the north is being asked to leave the eu against the will of its people. the british government is on a collision course with the eu. we must defend the democratic mandate of the people to remain within the eu the designated special status which can secure designated special status which can secure the position of the entire island within the european union together. there is an onus on the irish government who will be at the
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table to act in the national in rest. therefore, sinn fein is seeking in this election a stronger mandate to enter the forthcoming political negotiations to defend your interests and put forward the people's economic and social interest first, this is a time for active citizenship. for democratic —— democratically asserting our rights. equality, liberty and fraternity. what we are seeking is reasonable, what we are seeking is notjust for reasonable, what we are seeking is not just for republicans and nationalists, what we win in this election and achieve in the common negotiations, we win for everyone. what we are seeking is respect, equality, for all of the people, what we are seeking is integrity in the political institutions and that is what martin mcguinness stands for and that is what sinn fein stands
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for and that is most only what i stand for. after a decade spent as a assembly member, michelle o'neill takes on the biggestjob, leading sinn fein into an election. if the assembly is back up and running, she is likely to be deputy first minister. she follows martin mcguinness, and she comes from a staunchly republican family, but she doesn't have the ira past of her predecessor and that marks a significant difference. you heard gerry adams and martin mcguinness talking about the generational difference, martin because of his ill—health had to stand down, slightly earlier than he had hoped, gerry adams is also looking to step down as the president of sinn fein, the overall leader. there are big challenges
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ahead for michelle o'neill, she referenced the fact that martin mcguinness will be a hard man to follow, he was sent to in those negotiations and in bridging the gap with unionists to allow the power—sharing government here to exist. part of that was the malaysia ship —— the relationship with ian paisley, but recently the rain laden ship has been very bitter which has led to the collapse of this power—sharing government. —— recently the glacial ship. there will be probably bitter words. but there will be talks after the election that take space at the start of march to try and get the executive back up and running again. all of that will be a challenge for michelle o'neill, but you heard gerry adams and martin mcguinness in her praises, talking about the fact that she is the woman to lead the party into the future.
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we can now go to martin at the high court. there's an inquest about the attack in tunisia. difficult to hear, some of the testaments? we heard from one of the survivors of the attack in tunisia backing june, 2015, he was on a holiday in this resort, like many others and he was with his wife. he brought to light the fact that they had booked their holiday at a local thomson travel agency, last minute, recommended by friends, and he said very explicitly that the travel agent had not given
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them any warning about the terrorist threat in the country at the time. that is very significant, one of the keyissues that is very significant, one of the key issues of this inquest. he also said that he did not check the advice is put online by the foreign office, the travel advice, which said there should only be essential travel, at the time in most of the country. he said he was not aware of that advice and the fact there was a website where you can get that information which is also very important. he went on to talk about, when they arrived at the hotel, as a former member of the armed forces, he said, he said he saw no security at all at the front of the hotel and he described it as being very different from other holidays he had been on in potentially dangerous places like egypt. he said there was a rapid reaction force from the egyptian authorities closed to tourist centres, but he said there was none of that in tunisia. he said
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when it came to the attack it was only local hotel staff, the entertainment team, you actually tried to help people get off that beach as this horrific attack was underway. —— who actually. he said he saw three tourists being killed and falling to the ground immediately, and he said for a0 minutes he believed the gunman had had free reign at the hotel, a very strong indictment indeed many areas of this investigation will stop we not heard any response from the tour company involved, thomson, which is owned by a huge tourist group, we expect that later, but very important evidence indeed. we are now hearing the cases of each individual british holiday—maker who was killed in the attack. it's very painful evidence for the families and relatives watching and listening to this, but we had a very heartfelt portrait of the first person to lee jones who was from south wales and
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who was 51, the family gave a portrait of her —— the first person trudyjones. she was a care worker and a mother of four children and she had eight grandchildren and she said they all adored her. she had worked at the care home, she was described as an angel, and the family said that she put her happiness behind the happiness of everybody else around and she had a huge impact on everybody‘s lives, or those who met her. very heartfelt and emotional —— all those who met her. very emotional tribute to trudy jones. thanks forjoining us. and now the weather forecast. time for a look at the weather. we have an extreme weather around the country at the moment. it is cold everywhere. some of us have cloud and fog, others have sunshine.
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this is one of my favourite pictures sentin this is one of my favourite pictures sent in today. tonight, we will have some fog reforming. the most likely areas to get the fog are central and southern england and east wales. this area looks most prone to get dense fog. further north and west, it turns cloudy, with outbreaks of patchy rain across northern ireland and scotland, but milder air. temperatures will be above freezing for most of scotland and northern ireland, a sharp contrast to england, where it will be below freezing overnight. then we have the dense fog to contend with. central and southern england are most prone to have that wacky weather. outside of those fog banks there will be some sunshine across england and wales. a loss of cloud across scotla nd wales. a loss of cloud across scotland and northern ireland, but it would be relatively mild. hello.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: an independent report into the death of dean saunders — a mentally—ill man who took his own life in chelmsford prison last year — has found staff failed to do enough to protect him, despite the risk that he might kill himself. defence secretary michael fallon will answer an urgent parliamentary question on trident this afternoon, after a downing street spokesperson refused to confirm or deny reports that a missile malfunctioned during a test. that a missile malfunctioned the sinn fein party announces its new leader in northern ireland will be michelle o'neill. speaking within the last hour, she paid tribute to her predecessor martin mcguinness and said she will not "let down" voters. the prime minister, theresa may, has unveiled a new industrial strategy aimed at boosting the post—brexit economy and seeing the government stepping up to "a new, active role". time for a look at the sport. nicola adams will make her
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professional boxing debut in three months‘ time. the double olympic champion successfully defended her flyweight title in rio last summer, and now wants to become a world champion in the pro ranks. katie gornall has this report. nicola adams, the first woman to win two olympic titles in the boxing ring. as britain's most successful and recognisable female boxer, nicola adams is used to breaking new ground. now the double olympic champion is seeking a fresh challenge. after winning the gold in 2012, i decided i wanted to stay amateur and continue my career as an amateur and continue my career as an amateur just because i amateur and continue my career as an amateurjust because i wanted to leave the amateur game as well as a double olympic champion. sol
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decided to stay to fulfil my goals. i wanted to be a double olympic champion, world champion and number one as well. as an amateur, adams had nothing to prove. last year in rio, she became the first british boxer to successfully defend an olympic title in nearly 100 years. an incredibly tight gold medal bout. she's also the reigning world, european and commonwealth champion. nicola adams has secured commonwealth gold this afternoon. every majorfight commonwealth gold this afternoon. every major fight ending with that famous smile. her announcement means giving up the chance to represent tea m giving up the chance to represent team gb. today gb boxing released a statement praising her huge contribution to both the olympic programme and the of boxing, adding that her place in history secured. adams follows another high—profile olympic champion, katie taylor, into the professional game. the irish writer recently featured on the account of —— of of anthonyjoshua's fight. their biggest challenge could be finding suitable opponents in the
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future. hull city player ryan mason is said to be conscious and able to talk, after undergoing surgery on a fractured skull. mason clashed heads with chelsea's gary cahill in hull's 2—0 loss to the blues yesterday. our sports news correspondent richard conway is at st mary's hospital, where mason is being treated. ryan mason was admitted to st mary's hospital in central london on sunday following that clash of heads with gary cahill. he underwent surgery last evening and today, hull city confirmed that following that surgery, confirmed that following that surgery, he has been talking of the incident and saying he will be assessed by medical staff over the coming days. so it seems that is positive news for ryan mason following that fractured skull that he sustained. two other bits of news on this. gary cahill, who was involved in the incident, we understand he visited the hospital last night to see ryan mason in person, which he was unable to do,
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but he spent some time with the family. finally, headway, the brain injury charity, have praised both sets of medical staff for chelsea and hull city for what they say was and hull city for what they say was an exemplary reaction to the incident which occurred. play stopped for nine minutes, and headway say it was dealt with in a timely and good manner. they say that should be seen by other levels of football is the way to deal with such a serious injury when it occurs on the field of play. johanna konta's dominant form in the australian open continues, as she reached the quarter finals, brushing aside russia's ekaterina makarova in straight sets. world number nine konta will face serena williams in the last eight, after the 22—time grand slam champion overcame czech 16th seed barbora strikcova, 7—5, 6-a. rafa nadal is through to the quarter—finals for the ninth time, after beating sixth seed gael monfils by three sets to one.
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nadal spent much of last year struggling with injury. he'll now face milos raonic in the last eight — who is the highest seed left in the men's draw. that's all the sport for now. president trumps does he have a busy week ahead with a focus on manufacturing, jobs and security. this is what he tweeted earlier today at the start of his first full working week at the white house. let's look at what else might be at the top of his in—tray. the president is currently hosting a brea kfast president is currently hosting a breakfast session with business leaders. next on the agenda, he has a session signing executive orders. that will be followed by the daily briefing. at midday us time, president, has a working lunch with the vice president. and mid—afternoon, he will hold a listening session with union leaders. that will be followed by a
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leadership reception which president trump host. the new president's cabinet is beginning to take shape — retired generaljames mattis has been sworn in as defence secretary. and john kelly, a retired marine corps general, has also been sworn in as the head of homeland security. and the us senate is due to vote today on mike pompeo, president trump's choice as director of the cia. our news correspondent richard lister reports. this is donald trump's workplace, now. he's embarking on programme of radical change. and he's had the oval office redecorated, too, bringing in gold curtains and a bust of winston churchill. he said today will be his first proper working day. so what does his to—do list look like? if he sticks to his campaign promises for day one, it looks like this. near the top is repeal obamacare. the former president's healthcare reforms which donald trump actually began dismantling on friday. he's said he'll withdraw from the transpacific trade partnership with 12
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pacific rim countries. the white house insists that will happen. president trump said on day one, he would also abolish gun free zones in places like schools, but that will take legislation. and then there's this. i would very, very strongly get rid of the attack on the border. we have a border that is like a piece of swiss cheese. people are pouring through. that border will be the single first thing i do. he has changed his position on the new border wall, suggesting it wouldn't be built along the whole border and he might not insist mexico pay for it upfront. but his supporters will expect some action quickly. and it's notjust american borders he's looking at. president trump has pledged to move the us embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem. the palestinians say this would undermine their own demands for statehood. but the white house has confirmed that initial talks are under way. other foreign capitals are also waiting to see what the future holds. moscow said today it expects to arrange a first phone call
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between presidents putin and trump soon. translation: we see quite a few things eye to eye on foreign policy. some things donald trump has said closely overlap with president putin's vision of foreign policy goals. britain's theresa may has already bagged the first meeting with donald trump by a foreign leader. are you looking forward to meeting president trump? but that is at the end of the week. if his first tweet of the day is any guide, president trump's primary focus for now will be on domestic issues. jobs, national security, and manufacturing. the issues on which those who voted for him willjudge his presidency. and tonight at seven p.m., we start a new series covering donald trump is my first acts as president, the brexit effect and much more. when it comes to finding a new relationship, we know millions
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of people in the uk now turn to the internet. but can you always be certain the person you're speaking to is real? figures seen exclusively by the victoria derbyshire programme show that in the last year a record number of people — almost a,000 — have become victims of online dating scams. so what makes someone send vast sums of money to a person they've never met? nicola rees has been to meet the women who've lost hundreds of thousands of pounds. millions of us use dating websites, but not everyone online is looking for love. every year, millions are conned by criminals using fake profiles. i woke up in the middle of the night and suddenly realised, not only was it a scam, but that this so—called john was part of his gang. judith is a university professor from winchester. in 2015, she decided to try online dating. john porterfrom london was her strongest match.
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likejudith, he was a christian, who emphasised honesty and trust. he sounded wonderful on the phone. so we started getting quite friendly quite quickly, really. john claimed to be working abroad. after weeks of messages and phone calls, the conversation turned to money. when he went to south africa, he said, i've got to have a bond of good faith against me not delivering the goods. well, i have known people in business and they have to put up a bond of good faith, so, again, i didn't think it was strange. he lost his passport, this was the story, the e—mails started getting a bit frantic and i immediately, because i was so believing in him, i immediately said, don't worry, john, i can lend you some money. you're a respected academic, you're clearly intelligent, successful, articulate. judith, why was your judgment so poor here?
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because i believed injohn. i believed i was helping him. and i was completely bowled over by him. with as many as one in three relationships in the uk now starting online, the internet is becoming an increasingly lucrative place for cyber criminals. we have discovered that last year alone, almost a,000 people were conned by online dating scammers, with losses amounting to a record £39 million. they are in foreign jurisdictions, west africa, eastern europe, places like that. and it's very difficult for british law enforcement to take action against them. it was five months before judith realised she had been scammed. john porter didn't exist. the photo was probably stolen. judith had sent £1a0,000 to an organised criminal gang. i won't get any of the money back.
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i had to tell myself that it was a complete fraud, so feeling sorry for myself is just not an issue. you're dealing with the best salesmen in the world. they don't have a product, theyjust will take your money and groom you over time and yes, i totally can see why you would fall for that. that was nicola rees reporting. dr martin graff is a psychologist at the university of south wales and joins me now from our cardiff studio. what do you make of these figures, a000 people falling for this? absolutely, but we are all vulnerable to falling for things. it is just unfortunate for people on dating websites, but we can all fall for this and i don't think any of us are beyond the scope of being scammed. really? aren't some people
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more vulnerable than others, and what sort of people are they? well, the data seem to show that there is nobody especially more vulnerable. there has been research to suggest that people hire in romantic beliefs are slightly more vulnerable. and the research suggested very slightly that people who are more conscientious and neurotic are slightly more vulnerable. but i stress that in the moment, we are all vulnerable to being scammed. what about the traits of the scammers? apart from being devious snakes, what else should you look out for? first and foremost is the sub story they convey. don't ever fall for that. if someone tells you a sob story that you have never met, please don't fall for that and send money. there are other tell—tale signs. maybe the profile picture might bea signs. maybe the profile picture might be a bit too good to be true, or perhaps their english is very good. what sort of psychological
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impact does it have on a victim once they realise they have fallen for this? well, research again suggests... there are various scams and people lose money. but in these romance scams, people have lost maybe what they had in terms of a relationship, which can be devastating too. can you find true love on online, do you think? many people have. we shouldn't discount online dating. it is big business and people do report finding true love online, so i would be optimistic that you can. but you would recommend meeting someone at some point? i would recommend meeting them sooner rather than later. thank you forjoining us. in a moment a summary of the business news but first the headlines on bbc news: an investigation uncovers a catalogue of failures that
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contributed to the death of dean saunders — who should have been in hospital, not prison. there'll be an urgent question in parliament, on the trident nuclear deterrent, this afternoon. mps want to establish how much the prime minister knew about the reported misfiring of a missile during a test. sinn fein announces michelle o'neill as its new leader in stormont, taking overfrom martin mcguinness. o'neill will lead the party into the upcoming elections. in the business news: as you've been hearing, the prime minister will set out her vision for britain's industrial future today. theresa may's plans will tell us about how the government will help business via trade deals, extra skills and fresh funding. we'll have more on this shortly. britain is set for slow growth over the next three years, according to an influential forecast. the ey item club says the weak pound means consumer spending will fall, translating into slower growth for the economy. and the korean electronics giant
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samsung has released the results of its investigation into its flagship galaxy note 7 smartphone. the phones were recalled last year because some overheated and caught fire. the company said that the manufacturing of batteries was to blame — not the actual phones. the prime minister is launching today her industrial strategy for the post—brexit economy — in a style that marks a more interventionist approach than previous conservative administrations, theresa may will announce several measures to help businesses. the business secretary, greg clark, says the proposals aim to bolster economic growth: one of the big things of our industrial strategy is to build on our great successes, but also to help make sure that we drive growth in all parts of the country. here's a very good example of this. we are in a catapult centre, which takes government research money to combine with industry and universities to help small businesses prosper in the future. the industrial strategy will be committing to driving very hard
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to spread the opportunities right across the country, and the drive notjustjobs, but really good, well paying jobs in all parts of the country. it's going to be a big part of our strategy. joining me now is andy silvester, deputy director of policy at the business leaders' association the institute of directors. let's start by talking about skills. there is a huge focus in this plan about investing in the future of skills in this country. with the uk leaving the european union, we are going to see a skills gap. do your members and you think this enough, what the strategy is doing, to fill that gap? regardless of what deal we may or may not get on immigration, after we lose the euro —— leaving the european union, addressing the skills gap is a priority. we have a
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20th—century skill system and 21st century economy and we need to address that mismatch. as we see the rise the robots, as we call automation, it is more important than ever that we have a system that gets kids ready after leaving school is through university or alternate education, but we also have to make sure that adults can take opportunities as well. lots of businesses will be looking at how they can survive post a single market, post—leaving the european union. there will be huge hurdles and challenges ahead. theresa may has said she's going to not supply cash as such, but will supply funding to businesses that will need it. she made a big point of not picking winners and losers and propping up failing businesses. your association have said that they would quite like her not to do that. how does that tanni? you all have lots of businesses that would otherwise have been successful,
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against some hard times. if you look at wide businesses fail, it is around regulation, taxation, but also the idea itself. what was interesting was the reaction to this industrial strategy. when we hear the phrase, we think about clapped—out old bangers rolling off the production line. our members did not want to go back to those bad old days of picking winners. what you need is an industrial strategy driven by a business department that is responsive to business. that means things like small—scale infrastructure, investing in broadband. and while there are elements of this that have some releva nce to elements of this that have some relevance to brexit negotiations, you didn't want this to be a single issue government. we need to see this government has a plan both domestically as well as addressing our new place in the international order. we have had a flurry of action in the last few weeks, with a
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speech about what brexit will mean and industrial strategy today. theresa may is meeting president trump soon. businesses feeling more confident? i think they are. after the referendum, the doomsday scenarios that some predicted didn't come through. we saw businesses give government about six or seven months of grace to show that there was a plan for brexit and the plan for the domestic economy. while they have pushed that timeline to the limit, i think between the industrial strategy, last week's speech on brexit at lancaster house under prime minister's internationalist vision of what britain can be at davos, we have seen a pro—enterprise plan that business can get behind. the one criticism is that while we are the one criticism is that while we a re clear the one criticism is that while we are clear on the outcomes, there is less clarity on how we are going to get there. thanks very much. here's a look at some other stories we're following today. donald trump's surprise win in the us presidential election cost paddy power betfair nearly £5m. the bookmaker has also said that it also lost money on football bets in december. paddy power betfair said it expected the total impact of "customer friendly" results in the final three
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months of 2016 to be about £a0m. foxconn, the taiwanese company who put the iphone together, says it's considering a $7bn investment in a new factory in the united states. chief executive terry gou says it could create as many as 50,000 jobs he added that at the moment "it is a wish" rather than a promise. and the guardian is reporting that the chairman of sainsbury‘s, david tyler, has been reprimanded after using the company's staff and suppliers to help revamp his country home. tyler, who has been chairman of sainsbury‘s since 2009, was given a warning letter by the company's board but no further action was taken. a quick look at markets before we go. that's all the business news. donald trump has been meeting business leaders at a breakfast meeting today. let's hear what he had to say. we want to start making our product again. we don't want a
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bring a*in, we our product again. we don't want a bring a* in, we want to make them here. that doesn't mean we don't trade, because we do trade, but we wa nt to trade, because we do trade, but we want to make our products here. and if you look at some of the original, great people that ran this country, you will see that they felt strongly about that, about making products. and we are going to start making our products again. and there will be advantages to companies that do indeed make their products here. you watch. i have always said, by the time you have put ‘em in these massive ships or aeroplanes and fly them, i think it will be cheaper. we are going to be cutting taxes massively for both the middle class and for companies. donald trump, speaking a few minutes ago in the first of his events talking to business leaders and reiterating what he said during the campaign.
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time for a look at the weather. fog caused problems earlier today at airports across southern england. on the ropes, it was difficult to drive as well. the fog still loitering across the coastline of essex. you can see an area of cloud working in here, and that should improve the visibility a bit. further northwards, we have sunshine across scotland. in midlothian, a joyous afternoon. this evening, we will see an area of cloud which will probably stop things getting too foggy for a time across east anglia and south—east england. further west, it's a different story. across the midlands, east wales and central and southern england, we will get dense fog forming. northern ireland and
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scotla nd fog forming. northern ireland and scotland are relatively mild, with cloudy skies. with the cold, temperatures overnight could plummet as low as minus six celsius in the cold est as low as minus six celsius in the coldest spots as low as minus six celsius in the cold est spots of as low as minus six celsius in the coldest spots of england. it will be a cold start of the day, but fog is the other thing to watch out for, once again causing problems with visibility. and that fog bank could be really slow to clear, lingering well into the afternoon. we are talking about freezing fog, which does tend to stick around longer. across the south—west of england, some areas will avoid the fog and get brighter skies. it is a similar picture in wales. the best chance of brightness is in the west. eastern areas will have the foggy weather to start with. a lot of cloud in scotla nd start with. a lot of cloud in scotland to start the day, but it is a mild start to the day, with south—westerly winds bringing in the atla ntic south—westerly winds bringing in the atlantic air. for the rest of tuesday, some of that fog is lingering in the afternoon, but for many areas of england and wales, we
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should see the sky is brightening up, with sunshine coming through. the mildest weather is to the north and west of the country, where we have the cloudy skies in scotland and northern ireland. but the weather will change in the middle pa rt weather will change in the middle part of the week and towards the end of the week as we start to squeeze the isobars together. we will get these southerly winds coming from europe and with that, the stronger winds will clear the fog away completely. it will be windy for some, but it is looking milder towards the end of the week and into the weekend. this is bbc news with me simon mccoy with the headlines at three. number 10 confirms theresa may was briefed on last summer's trident submarine tests but it is refusing to comment on reports that a missile mis—fired. sinn fein announces michelle o'neill as its new leader in stormont, taking overfrom martin mcguinness; she'll lead the party into the upcoming elections. an investigation uncovers a catalogue of failures that
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contributed to the death of dean saunders who should have been in hospital not prison in her first regional cabinet meeting the prime minister is announcing the government's vision for the british industry after brexit. also in the next hour, president trump talks business it's the first full working day for us president donald trump. he says it marks the start of ‘great deals' for america, promising to get on with rolling out his policy agenda. and britain's double olympic boxing champion nicola adams turns her back on the tokyo olympics to become a professionalfighter.
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