this is bbc news. the headlines this hour: welcome to the white house. theresa may becomes the first overseas leader to hold face—to—face talks with president trump. trade was top of the agenda, as well as strengthening the special relationship between the uk and the us. a free and independent bulletin is a blessing to the world. a free and independent britain is a blessing to the world. the relationship has never been stronger. i'm convinved that a trade between the two countries as of the national interest on both. not the president trump says he will visit the uk this year as the two nations attempt to rekindle the special relationship. also tonight — jailed. the owner and mechanic
of a haulage firm whose tipper truck crashed, killing four people in bath. afouryearold girl was among the victims — the truck was said to have serious faults that were obvious to anyone. tesco‘s shares rise sharply after it says it's buying the food wholesaler, booker — including its chains of convenience stores. and an east midlands derby kicks off another weekend of fa cup football as leicester city make the short trip to derby county. good evening and welcome to bbc news. donald trump and theresa may have hailed a new era of relations between america and britain — after meeting for the first time at the white house. it's the first face—to—face talks president trump has held with any foreign leader since taking power. donald trump said they'd agreed to strengthen their ties in commerce and foreign affairs. the prime minister said they both reaffirmed their commitment to nato
and working to defeating the islamic state group. it was also announced that donald trump has accepted an invitation from the queen to make a state visit to britain later this year. the president once again welcomed britain's decision to leave the eu. the united states respects the opinion of the people of great britain. a free and independent united kingdom is a blessing to us all. we respect that you must be responsive to everyday working people, that governments must respect their own everyday working citizens. madam prime minister, we look forward to working closely with
you as we strengthen our mutual ties in commerce, business and foreign affairs. great days lie ahead for oui’ affairs. great days lie ahead for our two peoples and our two countries. theresa may told journalists that the pair had held productive toxicity was delighted to be the first foreign leader to be invited to the white house by mr trump. thank you for having me. i am delighted to be able to congratulate you on what was a stunning election victory. as you say, the invitation is an indication of the stone and importance of the special relationship that exists between our two countries, based on family, history and common interests. in a further sign of the importance of
that relationship, i have to date been able to convey her majesty the queen pot hope that president trump and the first lady would pay a state visit to the native kingdom later this year and i am delighted to see the president has accepted that invitation. let's get more on this with our washington correspondent there is definitely reaction here in the states. this was the first time that the president has had a foreign leader stepped foot in the white house. yes, a lots of interest here in the states, because just yesterday, president trump had the most epic undiplomatic row with the mexican president, who promptly cancelled his visit to the white house next week. this was regarded as trump's debut on the international stage. people wanted to see what his tone would be, would he make any mistakes? he isjudged
to have passed the test, fresher. a lot of interest here in the states on how theresa may was very clear that the time was not right to left sanctions on russia. the president declined to say whether he got the time is right to lift sanctions imposed on russia following its behaviour in the ukraine. what was most interesting was theresa may very elegantly saying in public, in the press conference, yes, we talked about natal. mr president, you said you were 100% committed to nato? he certainly caused unease amongst his own allies in the republican party by seeming to say that nato is obsolete, by questioning its viability. theresa may managing to get a commitment not only on a trade deal, but also to nato. i think she will be going home very pleased. what about the general tone and body language? they are very opposite, but they did seem to get on. yes,
absolutely. theresa may played it very well. donald trump is not someone very well. donald trump is not someone who likes to be upstaged. the centre of the show, using reality tv star. she was careful to use humour in her exchanges with him and that seemed to work well. he said he thought the relationship is going to be splendid and so on and so going to be splendid and so on and so forth going forward and he's praised brexit, because he draws parallels between his own election and the brexit vote in britain. he sees both as populist uprising. theresa may will be going on to turkey feeling that she did just about as well as she could. not quite thank you, laura. not quite thank you, laura. barbara plett usher. well, we can now speak to sir christopher meyer, who's a former british ambassador to the united states. hejoins us live from central london. i suppose that headline as laura put
it with the nato section of the speech and something that a loss of world leaders will be very pleased to hear cosmic they will be extremely pleased to hear, because one of the great things were all worried about was donald trump going nasty on nato, while he was going nice on putin. that is a very touchy conversation. now we have a very firm statement of support for nato. that secures one flank and actually donald trump been quite cautious about the future of possible relations with russia and president putin. theresa may has really got the result, which is good for britain. it's also good for the rest of europe. moving to other topics, of europe. moving to other topics, of course the other word that came out time and again was brexit. donald trump seems to relish in that and is possibly the first us president we've had who has come openly out and said he thinks it's a great thing. theresa may could not have asked for any more fervent
support of brexit and she has received from president trump. she is in favour of keeping the european union together and i think she will have said that to him in private, but if she has been looking for the united states to provide a pillar of support before she presses article 50 but in here in the uk and goes into negotiation with the eu, she could not have asked for more support that he has received. so thatis support that he has received. so that is another result. of course, we don't know what went on behind closed orders, but theresa may cant begin to negotiate on trade until we have gone through brexit. donald trump has to be slow through congress. how important do you think this meeting actually was? to be honest, this is the opening of the account. this is the beginning of what we hope will be the beginning ofa what we hope will be the beginning of a very strong working relationship. the views of theresa
may i that conditions have been laid for the negotiation on a trade agreement. britain does not present need donald trump prospective weekend of threat that he sees in mexico, from his point of view they have sucked jobs out of the us and we certainly are not like china, which he thinks have played dirty pool in global trade. i cant see any political problems that will come up in trade negotiations, but there are bound be difficulties of detail. there is some way down the track. there is some way down the track. the main thing is, the account has been opened and positively. frankly, i feel like been opened and positively. frankly, ifeel like i'm been opened and positively. frankly, i feel like i'm repeating been opened and positively. frankly, ifeel like i'm repeating myself, but this is another result for theresa may. lots will be made of the body language and so forth, but they did seem to get on, if you see they did seem to get on, if you see the body language between them and in the press conference. donald trump seem to be be slightly more
restrained perhaps, do you think?m was a calmer and gentler donald trump than we have seen on the presidential campaign during the election campaign, certainly. he was the hammer and rather reserved. i thought at one stage was showing a little bit of nerves. he fluffed some of the lines that he had in front of him. the key thing when you have these events is, do they look at each other during the press conference? does one defer to the other? and we had a bit of that and that's a good sign. i don't know whether there going to become as intimate as margaret thatcher and ronald reagan, but certainly the only signs look promising. of course, when you're the british ambassador to the united states at the sharp end of things, what advice would theresa may have been getting from the ambassador out there?|j
think... from the ambassador out there?” think... the value that an ambassador to be able to deliver is to give his prime minister some sense of the man of how to deal with him up close. how does he react personally? what is the best way to approach? how do you do it? all the little details, which are necessary to make a human interaction work well. and i think that kim derrick was an excellent ambassador to mike ambassador to washington. this is the way you deal with donald trump. because of the speech yesterday in philadelphia, this is the best way to approach a large group of republican politicians. that is the advice that an ambassador can get. we have had if you, the warm words, deep bonds, great days lie ahead for oui’ deep bonds, great days lie ahead for our few people, but also the news that donald trump is to visit the uk
shortly on a state visit as a guest to the queen. that's a bit of a trump card that the british government has, isn't it? aid to describe her like this, but the queen is one of the most powerful diplomatic assets that we have and a state visit to the united kingdom to stay in buckingham palace is an enormous prize for a foreign president. this will be immensely gratifying to donald trump that he has received this invitation. it also shows something else, having one of the things theresa may has been able to do is invest this phrase special relationship with real substance, which involves agreement and, as far as russia is concerned, disagreement. but also to cap it with an invitation to be president to come to london. it shows that it's not a one—way
process , shows that it's not a one—way process, us as shows that it's not a one—way process, us as begins to the united states, some newspapers have suggested. it shows that yes, there are things we want from them, but there are things they want from us. if you can have a balanced relationship with balanced advantages, that is the healthiest kind of relationship you can have. i think theresa may has, it is early days, but she has laid the foundations for that. thank you, christopher. thank you. dr erik bucy researches media and communication with an emphasis on cognitive and emotional processing of televised leader behaviors — he joins us live from texas. 93 year time this evening. an overall impression, had a bigger on? think we did get on. this is a different donald trump and we are used to seeing. he was a little more
conciliatory here. softer in his delivery and freely trying to strike an affinity. a tone of reaching and trying to develop a special, personal relationship with the prime minister. there were a few moments when theresa may said, you had a stunning victory. he was obviously happy about that. he was. he used that moment along with the moment right after that, though maybe an audience with the queen, to really validate his presidency. he was beaming from ear to ear and he really was relishing the moment. he was also using it to say that he is a likeable guy, that people do find something attractive there. he is personable when he wants to be and he was trying to demonstrate that the world today. i know that you are looking for flash games, flash
facial expressions that might give away what somebody is genuinely feeling. when laura from the bbc asked him about all sorts of things, including torture, he did seem to just slightly change reaction. let's just slightly change reaction. let's just have a look at this before we actually discuss this moment. laura kuenssberg, bbc news. prime minister, you've talked about where you agree, but you've also said you would be frank where you disagree with the president. you have said before that torture works. you have praised russia. you have said you want to ban some muslims from coming to america. you have suggested there should be punishment for abortion. for many people in britain, those sound like alarming beliefs. what do you say to our viewers at home who are worried about some of your views and worried about you becoming the leader of the free world? this was your choice of a question? there goes that relationship. he seemed to handle it humorously?
he seemed to handle it humorously? he did, but after that who was showing a lot of disapproval. he clearly was signalling, through his expressions and through his tone of voice, some disapproval. it it is not the kind of question he wants to receive. and to signal to other reporters that he will not, knew if this is going to be the tone of your questioning. we do see donald trump still a little bit cantankerous. he doesn't want to handle certain questions he doesn't approve of. with the expectation that he is going to get some tough questions and we really do see a lots of boundaries being set about how he wa nts to boundaries being set about how he wants to be treated as president.
there was a little bit of flattery, wasn't there? from theresa may.” think she did it brilliantly. i think she did it brilliantly. i think on her part, it was strategic. i think other readers would take note of that and throw him a condiment. throwing some praise, find mutual points of agreement, emphasise that to begin with and i think you'll find is, again, a conciliatory president then you certainly saw during the first week of his presidency, but also during the campaign trail. he wants to show that he is a likeable guy, who in turn can have friendships with world leaders. i think this is going to be a new reality. it's obviously a learning experience for him, a learning experience for him, a learning curve, that he has to overcome. i think readers will have a sense from this press conference about how to approach him. the danger is, if the play that card too strongly anti—falls into an approval
mode, then that might influence some of the discussion. i hope that is not the case. we appreciate your input, thank you. we'll find out how this story and others are being covered in tomorrow's papers. our guestsjoining me tonight arejournalist, writer and broadcaster agnes poirier and the economics editor of the independent ben chu. the headlines on bbc news: theresa may becomes the first overseas leader to hold face—to—face talks with president trump. trade was top of the agenda, as well as strengthening the special relationship between the uk and the us. also tonight — jailed. the owner and mechanic of a haulage firm whose tipper truck crashed, killing
four people in bath. afouryearold girl was among the victims — the truck was said to have serious faults that were obvious to anyone. sport now and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. arsenal will have to do with that their manager arsene wenger on the next four games. he has been given the ban after remonstrating with officials in the 2—1 win over burnley. he is a reporter with more. in the 92nd minute, arsenal conceded a penalty, arsene wenger were sent off. he remained in the tunnel area. he approved to push the assistant referee anthony taylor. he was subsequently charged with misconduct by the football association for insulting and or abusive words if dot—mac was the fourth official. also improper conduct relating to that physical contact. he admitted the charge and today faced in person
and fa the charge and today faced in person and f a disciplinary hearing. the charge and today faced in person and fa disciplinary hearing. he the charge and today faced in person and f a disciplinary hearing. he was charged £25,000 and given a four match ban. that means he will miss matches against southampton in the fa cup away tomorrow, watford home on the 31st of january, chelsea away on the 31st of january, chelsea away on the 31st of january, chelsea away on the 4th of february and whole city at home on the 11th of february. the match he will return for is arsenal's trip to anfield to face liverpool on the 4th of march. arsenal have decided to accept this and the sonora appeal against the decision. he can speak to his arsenal players before and after the match and can communicate with the bench. we might see him with an earpiece from the stand. arsene wenger will be in the stands for arsenal‘s footprint in the fa cup game against southampton tomorrow. 0ne game against southampton tomorrow. one of game against southampton tomorrow. 0ne ofi6 game against southampton tomorrow. one of 16 matches tomorrow. just one tonight, between derby county and leicester. it kicked off at 7:55pm.
an interesting match so far. leicester are ahead thanks to a bizarre own goal from derby's darren bent. he has made it is an act amends, he headed in to equalise. it isi—i, amends, he headed in to equalise. it isi-i, 20 amends, he headed in to equalise. it is 1—1, 20 fragments on the clock. 0ne game in the scottish premiership tonight. 7:35pm kick off tonight. aberdeen will go second in the kabul and the beat dundee at home. they've just taken the lead through a fine jack header. it is 1—0 to aberdeen. manchester city have accepted a football association and the doping charge in relation to the third violation of the club in the third month. teams are required to provide details of drug testing all times. the date when i be said for a hearing to decide their punishment, which is expected to be a fine. there is a dream line—up for started
tennis fans in the australian men's open spine. rafael nadal plays roger on sunday after nadal fought off an epic semifinal today to reach his first glance dot—mac grand slam final in nearly three years. 14 grand slam titles to his name, nothing is in the french open back in 2014. roger federer waiting in the final, nadal and his many fans we re the final, nadal and his many fans were hoping the key to the turnpike de kock. no problems in the third set, he won at 6—3. commentator: this is wonderful. adding to his first grand slam final at the age of 25 was only getting going. winning a marathon second set to scrap things up. this was turning into a classic. you could hardly separate the two players. results showed why he is only lost three finals. a seamless
set for the spaniard to triumph. 0ne problem, dimitrov wasn't giving up. screaming match at 2—2. this one was going all the way. it took nearly an hourfor nadal to going all the way. it took nearly an hour for nadal to make a going all the way. it took nearly an hourfor nadal to make a point in the decider and after five hours of top quality tennis, finally, a chance to rest. commentator: style, unbelievable. henry. an opportunity to make history in the final against federer, the only two. another but we had the chance to be in the final again and especially in the first of the year. we'll both worked very ha rd the year. we'll both worked very hard today to be where we are. it's great. it's great that again, we are ina great. it's great that again, we are in a moment like this and we are going to have the chance to enjoy a moment like this again. racing formula 1 team asphalt adapter feeding dot—mac failing to finding a buyer. it has been in administration
since the beginning of the month. it employs over 200 staff. the company could still be bought, but as it stands, the only thing their team at the side of the grid. that's just take the live shots in across to the pentagon. donald trump has just arrived and it is part of his determination to visit all the different departments of government in his early days of presidency. it is still very fresh, but it seems to be doing quite a lot. i'm joined now bya be doing quite a lot. i'm joined now by a republican commentator. stay with the pictures if you will forgive us, but he is trying to make sure that he covers a whole range of departments and is visible tonight. exactly. if you think back to a few
days ago when the union leaders came to visit and they... sorry, i have forgotten what goes after their press account, but they said, they all voted for hillary, they said we had never been treated by such a president with respect. he's a very personable guy and he really wants that one—on—one and let people know they are important. look like the importance of going to see the pentagon, we gather he is in the car, but has to be opened from the inside and we're just waiting for that happen. the security clearance taking part. he isjust about to come out now. he needs their support, the people that work there, he needs their support. you say he needs their support? well, he doesn't want to be a president continuing to brush up against the support agencies around him. no, you
suddenly. 4% of the career civil serva nts suddenly. 4% of the career civil servants and the civil servants voted for tom. about 20% say they are going to resign, because ideological api against him. i think that he really wants to let each agency no that they are important. he wants to know what is going on, but if you need to tell them that he doesn't agree, we already know. no problem, it will be said. let's get on to the news conference. i want to know in basic terms, quickly, what you thought of it and what you think they discussed behind the scenes? i'm a very proud american and i am proud of our president, but i had been here for 15 years and it is home. we need to say bravo to theresa may. she did an incredible job in dealing with him, because she
held her own and he loves strong women. i think the reason she brought up that he was 100% behind nato is that they strategically decided that that was going to happen. he is just decided that that was going to happen. he isjust as decided that that was going to happen. he is just as sensitive to reporters going back in history and saying they don't want her to be a poodle. just because blurted, theresa may doesn't. it's wonderful, because donald trump has always been seen as a blue—collar billionaire and she pointed out that they both ca re and she pointed out that they both care about the working class, about the people. and those are the majority of the people back to the grassroots and not the elite. we have to leave it there. thank you bromance rear analysis. 0ther
other news now, other news now — the boss of a haulage firm and a mechanic have been sent to prison for the manslaughter of four people who were killed when a tipper truck with faulty brakes ran out of control and crashed in bath last year. matthew gordon was jailed for seven years and peter wood for five years. the families of their victims, who included a four year girl, told the court about the impact the crash had had on their lives — as jon kay reports. they lost their lives in a matter of seconds. four—year—old mitzi steady, chauffeur, stephen vaughn and businessmen philip allen and robert parker, killed by a 23—tonne truck. its brakes had failed while coming down a steep hill into the city of bath. after seeing these pictures of the rusty brakes, thejudge said today that the vehicle was in "an appallingly bad state and should not have been on the road." matthew gordon, on the left, who ran grittenhan haulage, was jailed for seven years. mechanic, peter wood, was jailed for five years. the judge said they had a "cavalier attitude to safety." every element of this company was rotten to its core.
potentially, there are other companies out there at the moment that perhaps ought to be looking looking at the way they maintain service and run their companies, ofa similarvein. grieving relatives told the judge about the impact on their lives. emmajade steady said the death of her four—year—old daughter, mitzi, had left her bereft and struggling to go on. the little girl's grandmother, who was also hit by the truck, needed to have both her legs amputated. she described the physical and emotional pain she now faces every day. sian vaughn, in the grey coat here, wept in court as she talked about having to identify her husband's body. she said as she held his hand, she'd played songs that they'd only had at their wedding six months earlier. having to spend your first wedding anniversary alone was just so far removed from the one we had planned. it's just been absolutely horrendous. the judge said matthew gordon had put lives at risk
by being casual about safety. he said the failures of the company boss and of peter wood were inexplicable. as the two men were taken to prison, thejudge said this had devastated the families not just of the four victims but had devastated the entire community. jon kay bbc news, bristol crown court. the uk's largest retailer, tesco, is to buy britain's largest food wholesaler, booker, in a deal worth nearly £4 billion. booker supplies everything from baked beans to tea bags to 700,000 convenience stores, grocers, pubs and restaurants and also owns budgens and londis. the firms said the deal would create the uk's leading food business. here's our business correspondent emma simpson.