to insult not only to him but also to those he fought with and those who adore him, and i'm one of them. and she's not alone. hundreds of thousands, up and down the country, agree. and so today, carol vorderman, along with raf veteran john nichol, took their message to the prime minister. i'm not saying johnny is more worthy than a fashion designer or a celebrity or a sports man or a designer or a celebrity or a sports man ora tv designer or a celebrity or a sports man or a tv personality, but it's those people are worthy of awards, thenjohnny is worth one, 100 fold. injust three weeks, thenjohnny is worth one, 100 fold. in just three weeks, over 200,000 people have signed the petition. but whetherjohnnyjohnson, our last surviving dambuster, appears on the queen's list next time remains to be seen. vienna landing, bbc news. the weather now with sarah keith—lucas. we have some contrast across the uk,
you can see the beautiful blue skies in scotland. the satellite image shows there's a lot of cloud around the rest of the uk. this picture comes from dorset, where a fairly different scene is there. there's a lot of grey cloud, some drizzly outbreaks of rain. we've even had some snow grains around across parts of the country. where you have the cloud it's feeling pretty chilly. add on the wind—chill as well. there should be some sunshine be appearing along the south coast, as we had through the afternoon. this is 3pm, also some brightness across more western parts of wales. for the east of wales, through the midlands, north east england, it's feeling cold out there. scotland should see most of the sunshine. temperatures just above freezing for many others, but feeling below zero when you want on the effect of the wind—chill. this evening and overnight, dry for
most parts. a sharp frost. a cold night ahead from any of us. we'll see more cloud filtering in from the south, bringing some bright spots of rain or even some snow. there's the risk tomorrow morning we could have some icy stretches, particularly towards the south—east. a cold start a friday morning. through the day we have a front trying to move in from the west, but it's bumping into high—pressure, in charge across continental parts of europe. through the day of high pressure keeps things mostly dry. it will turn milder and cloudierfrom things mostly dry. it will turn milder and cloudier from the south and the west, with a few spots of rain. temperatures seven or 8 degrees, typically around two towards the north—east. 0n degrees, typically around two towards the north—east. on saturday the area of rain pushes away towards the area of rain pushes away towards the east. we are back into sunshine and showers, blustery feel, but we should just about push into double figures. a change in the story as things turned that bit milder. 0nto the second half of the weekend, we see a front towards the south bringing some wet and windy weather. some uncertainty about how far north that front gets during the course of
sunday. it looks like we should have the clearest conditions across northern areas, 5—6 here, further south milder as we had through the course of the weekend. there's a change on the cards, certainly over the next couple of days we'll start to lose the chilly feel. while the period of weather. tonight, watch out for another cold and frosty night with a risk of some icy stretches. it's goodbye from me. 0n bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. bye— bye. good afternoon, i'm hugh woozencroft with the latest sport here on bbc news. roger federer will play for a fifth australian open title this weekend after he beat fellow swiss stan wawrinka in a five set thriller. federer led by two sets in melbourne, before wawrinka struck bad to level. but federer took the decider 6—3 and will face rafael nadal or grigor dimitrov in sunday's final. it's been a big day
for the williams family as venus and serena both made the women's singles final. venus took three sets to beat fellow american coco van der way, and reach herfirst grand slam final since wimbledon in 2009 — when she played her younger sister. serena dominated mirjana lucic baroni to reach her 34th major final inside an hour. after everything that venus has been through with her illness, ijust can't help but feel like it is a win—win situation for me. i was there for the whole time. we lived together. i know what she went through. it's the one time that i genuinely feel like no matter what happens, i can't lose, she can't lose. this is going to be a great situation. when i'm playing on the court with her, i think i'm playing like the best competitor in the game. i don't think i'm trying to change either, you know? i can compete. i can
compete against any odds. i'm going to do what they can to learn it so i'm not thinking about what it would be like to win. i'm thinking what do i have to do to earn that? i'm so excited. britain's andy lapthorne and partner david wagner who won their final against the paralympic champions dylan alcott and heath davidson in straight sets — that was in the men's quads. india have set england a target of 148 to win the first twenty20 international in kanpur. captain eoin morgan won the toss and and put india into bat. ms dhoni top scored for india with 36 from 27 balls. moeen ali took two wickets as india made 147 for seven. in response, england are now 81—2 after 11 of their 20 overs. 0peners jason roy and sam billings the batsmen out so far, in the first of three matches. arsenal boss arsene wenger says he'll accept his fa charge for pushing an official.
wenger will request a personal hearing following a football association misconduct charge — but is calling for clarity on the rules for when a manager is sent to the stands. he's also responded to granit xhaka's red card in the win over burnley. i would want to encourage him to stay on his feet. that's the best way to deal with it. tackling is a technique that you learn that a young age. you can improve it, but... when your face to face with somebody, it's better you stay up. the jamaica 0lympic association say they are considering their options after usain bolt and his three team—mates were stripped of their relay gold medals from the beijing olympics in 2008. nesta carter, one of the four, was found guilty of doping after sa m ples were re—tested. carter says he will take his appeal to the court of arbitration for sport.
this is something we have to look at. there is a legal side of it, and how you go through it, and what is the best legal process against the team. it is 18. there are five athletes who ran the relay. 0ne ran in the heats, and four in the final. certainly we are interested in ensuring that they are properly protected and given a fair chance of clearing their names. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. i'll have more in the next hour. many thanks indeed, hugh. let's get more now on the prime minister's visit to the united states. theresa may will have republican leaders that the uk and us can renew their special relationship in what she will describe as a new age after brexit
and the election of president trump. tomorrow, the prime minister will become the first world leader to hold face—to—face talks with the new president at the white house. 0ur chief political correspondent, vicki young, is in westminster. downing street were delighted when theresa may was invited to the white house — the first international leader who's going to meet the new leader who's going to meet the new leaderjust a week leader who's going to meet the new leader just a week after leader who's going to meet the new leaderjust a week after his inauguration. but of course there'd been troublesome words overnight from donald trump, where he talks about waterboarding, about torture, suggesting that he did think it's a technique that can work. this can be difficult for the prime minister. there's been a backlash here with many people saying she has got to robustly stand up to him and tell him that is not the way united kingdom works. to discuss this further, i'm joined by the shadow foreign secretary, emily thornberry. we've always had a close relationship with america. today downing street said the close relationship would allow theresa may
to be upfront with him and have a frank exchange of views. good. she said she was going to tell him a few home truths, and she has to do that. she has to say that torture is wrong, that we don't agree with it, but daesh might be descending into medieval barbarism, but we never will. she has to say that our special relationship is based not only on our common history, but also one of values. and the closest is in jeopardy if he changes the way in which he wishes to do things. you know, we share values with them about climate change. we share values about the way in which we proceed when we have our backs against the wall. but we have to stick to the law and it is wrong. she has to say it clearly. 0f stick to the law and it is wrong. she has to say it clearly. of course she needs to talk about nato and to talk about trade deals. she needs to do that, but she also has to have the backbone to say, no, mr president, we don't do things this way and we are your friends and we are telling you the truth. and you must notjeopardise our special
relationship by trying to change our common values. do you think that the uk and she should distance herself from the president, given notjust this but some of the other things that he has said which many people have found offensive? she needs to come out strongly and say that we are america's longest and closest ally. but we are friends and we will tell you the truth. there are certain truth that you need to hear. you cannotjeopardise certain truth that you need to hear. you cannot jeopardise the future certain truth that you need to hear. you cannotjeopardise the future of the planet by trampling all over the paris climate agreement. you cannot rip up the iranians nuclear deal. you cannot persecute minorities like this, you do not treat women like this. that's what she should they. that's what i friend would say. there are so many issues in which there were differences. do you think he will listen to her? all she can do is try, and she mustn't be afraid to try. she must say so boldly and bravely. trade deal, do you have any concerns about the possibility of a trade deal? some are saying that
britain and she are being too anxious, falling over herself to and get a trade deal. but surely would bea get a trade deal. but surely would be a good thing for the united kingdom to have a trade deal with america? at the moment britain invests more in any other —— invests more in america than any other country. if we can enhance that, thatis country. if we can enhance that, that is great. but we have to go on the basis of what will enhance things. we don't do a trade deal at any cost, and certainly not at the expense of giving up on things that we believe in. do you have concerns about the relationship between theresa may and donald trump, or do you think she is brave enough to stand up to him? they haven't met yet, let's see what happens. the other thing is the publication of the bill, to trigger article 50. jeremy corbyn has said he will order labour mps to vote for it. you said before that's what you will do. what is wrong message to other labour mps? is wrong message to other labour mp5? i is wrong message to other labour mps? i think we have to listen to the nation. -- what is your message to other labour mps? we are a
national party. where the party that can bring the country together. we don't try to run after the 52% or represent the 48%. the difference is that we have amongst our supporters is representative of the nation, and a great national party will reflect that and do it thoughtfully. but we have two trigger, because that's what the nation once. that's what the majority said. but we don't necessarily have to agree to do some deal but theresa may may be trying to. the difficulty is we don't quite know what the deal is that she wants. she's trying to ride three horses at once. we are absolutely up for tariff free access to the single market, no red tape, looking after the economy. these are our principles and if she abides by that then she wouldn't have a principal with us. but if she doesn't, if she tries to decide she's not going to bother with anything, she's going to make us some kind tax haven, some
race to the bottom, some bargain basement economy, we're not having any of that and we will fight her all the way. you don't mind the fact that there are some labour frontbenchers who will resign in order to vote against article 50? i'm not saying this is easy. this is hard, but this is about national leadership. the nation has spoken. we are a national party and we have to put into effect the needs and what the nation once. the majority have voted to leave, but also whether you voted to leave or remain, you didn't vote to be poorer and you didn't vote to lose yourjob or for your neighbour's. to be lost. emily thornberry, thank you very much indeed. we know that that bill will be debated next week by mps when mps will sit until midnight on tuesday and then vote on wednesday evening. thank you very much indeed. more one that in just a moment. theresa may is on her way to the us for talks with president trump tomorrow. tonight the prime minister will give a speech to us republicans,
and we'll be showing it live here on the bbc news channel at 20:30. legislation paving the way for the government to start the brexit process has been published. the bill enabling the government to trigger article 50, the formal process for leaving the eu, was produced after the supreme court ruled legislation would be necessary. labour leaderjeremy corbyn says labour mps will face a three—line whip in order to compel them to vote to invoke article 50, triggering the uk's withdrawal from the eu. it'll be a clear decision that we wa nt it'll be a clear decision that we want all of ourmps it'll be a clear decision that we want all of our mps to support the article 50 vote when it comes out next week. but no commitment to the three line whip? it is a three line whip, but if every article 50. to be clear, your mps will face a three line with? we will put out a
statement today to advise members that we want to vote for article 50. i understand the pressures and issues that members are under. those that represent lead constituencies and those that represent the main constituencies. labour is in the almost unique position of having mp constituencies in both directions, and carries strongly in both directions. we unite an important issues ofjobs, economy, security, writes, justice, and we will frame the relationship with europe in the future, outside the eu but in concert with friends, whether those countries are inside the eu or outside the eu. i'm asking all of ourmps outside the eu. i'm asking all of our mps not to blog article 50 but to make sure it goes through next week. let's get more now on our main
story, donald trump's statement that waterboarding terrorist suspects is effective. it's an interrogation process that causes the subject to experience the sensation of drowning. speaking to abc news, the us president said he wanted let's discuss this more with phil ingram, a journalist who is a former british army intelligence 0fficer. hejoins me from our birmingham studio. in your experience, does waterboarding work? well, i've seen no evidence whatsoever to suggest that enhanced interrogation techniques, which include waterboarding, has ever provided actionable intelligence. 0bviously in any of the theatres that i've been in, none of these techniques
have been used. but there's been no evidence of anything that we've seen historically lauren any report that it has provided a thing of great use. in fact, it has provided a thing of great use. infact, quite it has provided a thing of great use. in fact, quite the opposite. we found that being generally nice to people means that there are more willing to open up and talk to you. that would go against conventional wisdom. most people out there watching you would think that surely with enhanced interrogation techniques, some form of torture or waterboarding would produce results? 0ne waterboarding would produce results? one of the problems is if you're threatening someone, they're going to tell you something. they're going to tell you something. they're going to tell you anything that they think you want to hear so that you'll stop hurting them. then you have to put a lot more resources into work out whether what they're saying is accurate or not. you're taking those resources away from using other intelligence means and techniques to find out what it is that you're trying to get. so it can be counter—productive. trying to get. so it can be counter-productive. what are the issues —— one of the issues were british intelligence is that if the
americans were to reintroduce waterboarding, then we're the country dead set against that technique, then we can't use the intelligence that they have gleaned through waterboarding. the intelligence gleaned we would have to treat with a degree of suspicion. it could be used and we couldn't be associated with anything that has been used that breaks the law. it would cause real difficulty in the special relationship and the military special relationship and the intelligence of some relationships. these are as important as the economic special relationships. it would cause real political damage between our two countries if president trump did bring it back in again. but he gave himself a get out ofjail free clause by saying that would listen to what the director of the cia and the general matters in defence would say. they are both were humanly against it. it sounds like he personally is in favour of fighting
fire with fire, but he's not going to go against the advice of those close to that. i think it shows an element of his naivete diplomacy perspective. he's throwing out the threat other baluwa duminy playground. knowing that he really doesn't want to go and do that. —— throwing out the threat as a bully would do in the playground. thank you so much for talking to us, phil ingram, the former british army intelligence officer. britain's economy grew by 0.6% in the final three months of last year and by 2.0% over 2016, according to new figures from the office for national statistics. some economists had forecast a slow—down after the brexit referendum. based on the numbers published at the end of last year, car production in the uk is trending towards a 17 year high. last yearjaguar land rover overtook nissan to be the uk's biggest car—maker, tripling production in about five years, and the us overtook china
as the second biggest market. or business presenter, vishala sri—pathma, is at the jaguar land rover plant in solihull. that's right, i'm here in solihull at the jaguar land rover plant. lots of machines are hard at work putting ca rs of machines are hard at work putting cars together. as you said, jaguar is the largest car—maker here in the uk. car production hit 1.7 million last year, that's the highest it's been since 1999. joining me to discuss that further is professor peter wells of cardiff university. what's been driving the growth? what we see here is the culmination of new investment in factories, new investment in new models and new investment in new models and new investment in new models and new investment in technology, all coming together to create a really competitive british car industry. and that industry has been able to
reach a wide range of markets beyond the uk. hence the combination of maybe ten or 15 years of hard work to get to this point the yellow is the brexit vote injune, we've been hearing that investment plans have been put on hold due to uncertainty. the european union is our biggest customer as car—makers and they supply a lot of components. how do you think the trait you will work go forward because we import a lot of cards, to? we do, we currently imports and 85% of our entire uk market, it comes from overseas, mostly the eu. it's an important source mostly the eu. it's an important source of cars for the uk market and an important destination for cars built. nobody knows how this deal is going to unfold in the future and thatis going to unfold in the future and that is the key problem at the moment for the manufacturing side. how do we invest when we don't know what kind of deal we will have? 0n the plus side, uk industry has been reaching other markets beyond the eu over re ce nt
reaching other markets beyond the eu over recent years. they have successfully grown access into asia and other markets in africa, south america. so there is a strong story there, but it's not strong enough yet to substitute for the size and significance of the eu market. what would —— tariffs would presumably mean plans like this would be under threat? it depends on a case-by-case basis. i would threat? it depends on a case-by-case basis. iwould not threat? it depends on a case-by-case basis. i would not like to say anyone plant in particular was under threat unless you looked at the details of each case. clearly, tariffs will make our exports more expensive and that could have a knock—on effect on production decisions and investment decisions going forward from this point. equally, it's going to make cars more expensive for us to buy if we have too imposed tariffs on cars being brought in from the eu. we've been hearing that this is a good thing for exporters and there is a lot of export demand for cars. at least a temporary respite, a lower sterling may help. but currencies
are in principle very vulnerable and address of the new would make a long—term manufacturing decision based on where sterling currently is, either the based on where sterling currently is, eitherthe euro, orany other currency. these are big plans. they ta ke currency. these are big plans. they take big investment. they last for a long time. we've got to be certain of the ground before you make the decision. you mentioned other markets like the us and asia. the us is the second biggest market for us as cars. do you think that markets can grow to compensate any lack of business customer might feel going forward when we leave the european union it natalie powell will. i was so union it natalie powell will. i was so there is some indication that consumers in the european union are beginning to think twice about buying british built cars. that is already a concern. if that knock—on effect happens elsewhere then we really have problems. certainly there will be growth in the us or elsewhere. that is it from me in solihull for this hour. royal bank
of scotla nd solihull for this hour. royal bank of scotland is preparing to take another financial hit for mis—selling mortgage—backed securities in america before the 2008 financial crisis.. the bank, which is more than seventy % owned by taxpayers, says its setting aside an additional three billion pounds to settle a case being brought by the us department ofjustice. nearly half of all hospitals are failing to meet basic government standards for hospital food, according to data released by the department of health. the campaign for better hospital food warns the situation is "diabolical", although the government insists that standards are improving. andy moore reports. in 2014, food standards became mandatory in english hospitals. this official report is an attempt to find out what progress has been made since then. it says there is more to do but claimed there has been a measurable improvement in food quality. for example, in 89% of hospitals, patients said their food was good or very good — that's up 5% from 2013. 55% of hospitals are fully compliant with standards recommended by dieticians — that's up 14% from 2015.
and 52% of hospitals are fully compliant with basic government standards on food quality and nutrition, nearly 40% are said to be partly compliant. but the campaign for better hospital food picks up on that same statistic, saying it shows nearly half of hospitals don't meet basic standards. the organisation also claims that nearly a third of patients are at real risk of malnutrition. the department of health says food standards in hospital are legally binding, but campaigners claim the legal framework for prisons and schools is more rigorous. they say that means healthy children in schools get more legal protection on food standards than sick children in hospitals. time for a look at the weather.
a grey and cod picture out there across many parts of the country. a couple of weather watchers seems for you to show the contrast. this is walton on thames in arrears. a lot of cloud that with drizzly outbreaks of cloud that with drizzly outbreaks of rain. the satellite image shows a lot of cloud across much of england and wales, but it is scotland that has the lion share of the sunshine. picture from the highlands shows the beautiful blue skies that we have got there. we are likely to see some brightness pushing along the south coast of england and is also the west wales seeing some brightness, too. scotland will keep the —— it will feel cold under the cloud, particularly with the effect of the wind—chill. some brightness towards the south—west when temperatures are likely to reach around six celsius. towards the midlands, you are stuck
underneath that cloud through the afternoon. feeling cold, too. scotla nd afternoon. feeling cold, too. scotland should stay largely dry with some sunshine for many central parts. 0ther temperatures are above the thing, it's feeling more like —3 oh —4, especially running north—east of england where we have a brisk south—easterly wind chill. into this evening and overnight, most of us looking dry up again. cloud coming from the south with a few spots of light rain. we the icy conditions first thing tomorrow morning. dry foremost as we have high pressure sitting out across continental europe. later on outbreaks of road across northern ireland. towards the north—east of the country, brighter conditions but also colder. just 2 degrees or so in newcastle. certainly turning milderfrom degrees or so in newcastle. certainly turning milder from the south and west through the day. 0nto saturday we have a band of rain moving its way off towards the east,
followed by sunshine and scattered blustery showers will stop a bit of a mixed day with temperatures in the south—east around ten celsius. rolling through into the second half of the weekend we will see a frontal system moving into some southern parts of the uk, bringing outbreaks of rain and brisk breeze with, too. staying dry towards the north but some uncertainty about the boundary of that wet weather. a change in the weather through the course of the weekend. eventually things turning milder but we are in for another chilly and potentially icy night night. this is bbc news. the headlines at two o'clock. theresa may heads to the united states to become the first world leader to meet the new president. but donald trump's latest comments on supporting torture in his first interview as president are likely to complicate the visit. as tired as i am concerned we have
to fight fire with fire. the number of prisoners taking their own lives in jails in england and wales reaches record levels. strong consumer spending helped the uk's economy to grow faster than expected at the end of last year. and tim peake reveals he's to return to the international space station for a second time as the module he used to transport him last time goes on display.