this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm... theresa may says she's preparing to spend money in case of a no deal brexit — just after the chancellor says the opposite. every pound we spend on contingent preparations for a hard customs border is a pound that we can't spent on the nhs or social care or education or deficit reduction. we are preparing for every eventuality and we are committing money to prepare for brexit, including a no deal scenario. the hollywood film producer harvey weinstein is suspended by bafta following allegations of sexual misconduct over three decades. spain's prime minister gives catalonia five days to clarify whether they've declared independence or not. also in the next hour, the government is forced to defend its welfare reform amid accusations it's driving
people into poverty. she's sold everything, she sold her telly, her mobile phone. she sold everything. she's got nothing left apart from the couch we are sat on and the bed she sleeps in, she has nothing left. a gang of thieves who committed crimes on mopeds over 100 times are jailed for more than 13 years. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister and her chancellor appeared to be at odds today in planning for the possibility of the uk leaving the eu without a deal. philip hammond told mps that taxpayers‘ money will not be set aside for a no brexit deal until the very last moment. butjust over an hour later, theresa may said the government is committing money to prepare for every brexit eventuality including no deal —
£250 million this year. pro brexit mps rounded on the chancellor, with one calling the treasury's behaviour incompetent bordering on dishonest. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports. number 11, where the money is counted. number 10, where decisions are made. and behind that scaffolding, number 9 downing st, where brexit plans are made. but when it comes to paying insurance policies in case it all goes wrong, the government can't yet agreed. chancellor. the chancellor this morning saying we shouldn't pay that much, at least not yet. i don't believe that we should be in the business of spending, of making potentially nugatory expenditure until the very last moment when we need to do so. so we will be ready, we will spend the money in a timely fashion to ensure that we are ready but we will not spend it
earlier than necessary. in other words, he's not in the mood to sign off brexit billions just in case there is a deal. yet cabinet sources suggest when ministers met yesterday, when they actually got in... front door, please! that there was a row around the table about precisely that. number 10 admits there was a brief conversation but denied a ding—dong. yet brexit backers are cross with what they see as the treasury's resistance and are demanding promises now. he needs to do the sums and i think you need to set aside precisely the sort of sums that we need which i would imagine would run into billions of pounds. but what we can't have is a state of affairs where if we do terminate the negotiations or the eu indicates that it is not prepared to do a deal with us, we are then left scrambling. i think the treasury's behaviour, both in the run—up to the 23rd ofjune last year and subsequently, has been incompetent and bordering on the dishonest.
it is certainly no secret many of her backbenchers are suspicious of her next—door neighbour. and the prime minister was oh so sadly given the chance by a prominent brexiteer to give her view. —— oh so subtly. could she confirm then that all money necessary will be allocated as and when required to this project? we are preparing for every eventuality. we are committing money to prepare for brexit, including a no deal scenario. in some cases, departments will need to spend money before the relevant legislation has gone through the house. where money needs to be spent, it will be spent. he nodded along but to the brexiteers' ears, that sounded like a slap on the wrist for philip hammond. but for labour, another sign of tory wars. everywhere you look, it's a government in chaos. she is afraid of the most right—wing rabid elements in her own party. she was having none of that.
the honourable lady could not be more wrong. the chancellor's team believe hisjob is to be realistic about the future. chancellor, have you got the brexiteers onside? but he's a target for brexiteers who don't believe he's optimistic enough about what is next. daily demands, daily tensions, right inside the government machine. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth is at westminster. are they saying the same thing but it just does not are they saying the same thing but itjust does not sound like it? number ten has been keen to play down any suggestion of a huge bust up down any suggestion of a huge bust up or internal rift over this particular issue, and if you look at the details on paper than broadly, yes, they are saying the same. what theresa may said today about the £250 million for brexit preparations, i understand it was agreed with him last four months.
although it is new to us it is not new, per se. but although it is new to us it is not new, perse. but despite although it is new to us it is not new, per se. but despite what they say outwardly there is, as we know, very big differences at the heart of government emre to the conservative party and read through parliament about the approach to brexit, and not just that but what the uk should look like as a country afterwards and what its relationship with the european union should be. we will keep getting these differences played out to some degree in public at the very senior levels of government, that isjust at the very senior levels of government, that is just a sign of what theresa may has to juggle as she goes into negotiations. she is not just dealing she goes into negotiations. she is notjust dealing with negotiations with brussels but also with differences in her own team. philip hammond said he doesn't want no deal, is he edging towards their having to be a deal by saying i am not putting money aside until the last minute? he said he agreed with theresa may that there would have to be planning for all contingencies and there is
this £250 million there for that, but he said he would not apply lots and lots of money into infrastructure for things like the borders, for example, what would happen with customs checks when lorries are queueing up the ports. his argument was there was no point spending a vast sum up now, it would have to wait until nearer the point where they might not be a deal. it is clear that chancellor philip hammond wants to reach agreement with the european union, but that is also the position of the government, and theresa may has said she is optimistic about that and denied the fa ct optimistic about that and denied the fact today that she was ramping up rhetoric over the possibility of no dealjust to rhetoric over the possibility of no deal just to focus minds rhetoric over the possibility of no dealjust to focus minds in brussels, but there is a school of thought that thinks that is exactly what the government is doing. a handful of people think a no deal would be a good scenario is very small, there is a very small minority in the conservative party who might think that a good option, but broadly the government and certainly brussels want a deal to be
reached, i think that is still what they are working to put up the same time recognising that with the clock ticking on the negotiations they had to get real about the possibility of no deal, too. thank you, alex in westminster. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0pm this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are jim waterson, political editor at buzzfeed, and caroline wheeler, deputy political editor at the sunday times. the british wife of hollywood producer harvey weinstein has announced she's leaving him following a torrent of allegations of sexual harassment and rape from a number of actresses. she described her husband's alleged behaviour as unforgivable. angelina jolie and gwyneth paltrow are the latest women to come forward and the 0bamas have added their voice to the condemnation of a man who was one of the most powerful in hollywood. bafta has suspended mr weinstein's membership. nick bryant reports. the namesjust keep on coming. from a—list actresses to women who just wanted to break into the movie and tv industry. 0ne after one, claiming harvey weinstein sexually abused or harassed them.
he denies many of the accusations. but now his wife of ten years has decided to leave him, horrified by what she has been hearing. the british fashion designer georgina chapman described her husband's actions as unforgivable and said, "my heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain". the new zealand model zoe brock claimed the producer harassed her the cannes film festival in the late 1990s. harvey walked out of the room and came back in naked. he came back naked? naked. what did you say? and he said that he wanted a massage, could i give him a massage? and i said no. the british actress romola garai says she was left feeling violated when weinstein auditioned her as an 18—year—old. harvey developed a love of reading... from a stage at the white house michelle 0bama once lauded this major democratic party fundraiser.
this is possible because of harvey. he is a wonderful human being. but finally the 0bamas, whose oldest daughter malia conducted an internship at the weinstein company this summer, have issued a statement saying they are disgusted. silver linings playbook. but this joke at the oscars nomination ceremony four years ago begs the question, what did hollywood know and when did it know it? congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to harvey weinstein. this is the headquarters of the weinstein company, which sacked its co—founder on sunday. it is said to be considering a change of name. the company faces the same questions as the industry as a whole. did it protect him? did it enable him? was this an open secret that friends and colleagues simply chose to ignore? as the revelations keep coming, so do the repercussions. bafta has just suspended weinstein from its membership, effective immediately.
the call for accountability is getting louder. all of this harassment, it's absolutely horrible. i feel terrible for the women and i'm glad they are speaking out. i think it takes a lot of guts. maybe we are at a tipping point. weinstein is said to be seeking treatment but friends and colleagues are repelling a mogul who this time last week was one of the most powerful and most magnetic personalities in movies. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. let's talk to time magazine contributor and authorjay newton small, who is in washington. thank you very much forjoining us on bbc news, jay. that this is happening now, what does it tell us about what is happening in hollywood, particularly regarding these leading women? i think we are reaching a tipping point in the sense that we see about
26% of female representation in producers now, you see those producers now, you see those producers moving to a point more women directors, to push for more women directors, to push for more women writers and more women actresses on—screen time for them, this has been a discussion in hollywood that has been ongoing particularly in the last couple of yea rs, particularly in the last couple of yea rs , we particularly in the last couple of yea rs, we have particularly in the last couple of years, we have heard lots of women raise their voices, for example patricia arquette at the oscars when she accepted the oscar for best supporting actress demanding equal pay, and meryl streep getting up on her feet, cheering her. pay, and meryl streep getting up on herfeet, cheering her. jennifer lawrence, another actress, writing saying that she wants equal pay. this movement is notjust talking about sexual harassment are not being treated as an object but also women saying when you have an industry where 63% of screen time for women, they are talking about romantic relationships and more than 50% of screen time for men they are talking about work, you are clearly not saying you are treating women are taking women see risky. what needs to change and what are
the signs that it might? you see more and the signs that it might? you see more and more women the signs that it might? you see more and more women speaking out, i think harvey weinstein is a great victory for women in hollywood to stand up and say no, i will not ta ke to stand up and say no, i will not take this. you see other women standing up, just today ben affleck tweeted an apology because he was accused by an actress almost a decade ago or more of groping her on a television set. just the sense that we will not take this quietly any more, we will speak out when men do this to us and we will not be afraid of the repercussions, i think that goes a really long way. being able for women to see what has happened to harvey weinstein and it will embolden them in the future to be comfortable speaking out when men attempt to do something similar. how many more attempt to do something similar. how many more execs, attempt to do something similar. how many more execs, don't name anybody, please, in hollywood might be quaking in their boots?|j anybody, please, in hollywood might be quaking in their boots? i think you will see a lot of executives and, frankie, actors in hollywood who are probably pretty afraid
because there are a lot of really bad actors and people who have really terrible reputations. this is something that i think is really good, this purge that goes on with fox news, when an industry begins to look at itself much more critically and say is this 0k look at itself much more critically and say is this ok for women to be treated this way? when roger ailes left fox news, a whole group of male reporters followed him out because they also had bad reputations. how influential is hollywood on the rest of american society? women who had nothing to do with the film industry, say, see famous women standing upfor industry, say, see famous women standing up for themselves, does it have a knock—on effect? is absolutely, that is what really is powerful, you see women standing up is powerful, you see women standing up in poulose —— in hollywood, so powerful and famous. it would be different if they were women doctors 01’ different if they were women doctors or scientists, i think it would be no less important but the fact that it is so public right now when such famous faces really speaks for
something and emboldened people and women across the country whether they are scientists, doctors or in other positions to say, you know what, if these women can stand up and say it is not acceptable that i am objectified and sexually harassed, groped, raped, frankly, with harvey when steam, i will not ta ke with harvey when steam, i will not take it and i will report this. i think it is really great it is so public and causing such a few raw. we will get there in the end. jay, thank you very much. some breaking news, there are unconfirmed reports coming in of a disturbance at long last in prison, which is in worcestershire. the bbc is hearing that prison staff have retreated from a wing in la plata. a prison service spokesman has said we are currently managing an ongoing incidents, the defenders who behave
in this way will be punished and face spending extra time behind bars. we understand there is no risk to the public, but there is an ongoing incident as long lartin prison in worcestershire. more details when we get them. the headline starc theresa may insists the government will spend whatever is necessary to make the uk ready the brexit, despite the chancellor saying he would not spend any money macron the prospect of a no deal yet. film producer harvey weinstein is suspended by buster over allegations of sexual harassment. the academy says that such behaviour has no place in the industry. the spanish government has given authorities in catalonia until monday to say whether or not they have declared independence. sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sports centre. england all rounder ben stokes has issued an apology to the tv celebrity katie price and her disabled son harvey after a video emerged of the cricketer apparently impersonating the pair.
in the message on social media he saidi in the message on social media he said i should never have done this andi said i should never have done this and i am so sorry. he added i hope i can put this right. stokes was already under the spotlight following his arrest outside bristol might club last month. that has put his place on the upcoming ashes tour in serious doubt. chelsea are through to the last 16 of the women's champions league despite losing 2—1 away to buy music. they won the home type 1—0 last week. they held on tonight going on away goals. fran kirby's clinicalfinish on the hour giving chelsea the away goal needed to go through. england women's interim manager mo marley has named her first squad for the team's friendly away in france next friday. it includes four chelsea plus my players. there are three absentees from the squad that beat russia last month, in what was mark sampson's final match in charge, but no new faces.
former wales managerjohn toshack says chris coleman should be the man to decided his future as manager of the national team despite their failure to reach the world cup finals. coleman's contract expires next summer and after their defeat to the republic of ireland on monday, he said he would let the dust settle before thinking about his future. toshack believes coleman has the squad to make it to another major tournament. i think this team or this group has still got at least one tournament in them. after all the success and all these big games now, they have radio where really there is nothing competitive at all. it's very much depends on any sort of office he has got. i don't know, it is very difficult to decide what you should or shouldn't do. meanwhile, england have qualifed for the knock out stages of the u17s world cup in india they beat mexico three two,
making it two wins from two. rhian brewster opened the scoring before half time. further goals from phil foden and jadon sancho after the break secured victory despite a late comeback from mexico. they take on iraq in the final group game on saturday. exeter chiefs wingerjack nowell could miss england's autumn internationals after fracturing his cheekbone against newcastle falcons on saturday. he may need surgery to repair the injury and could be out for eight weeks. this comes as england's former director of professional rugby rob andrew has told the bbc a player strike is feasible and says the current level of injuries to players is not sustainable in the intense schedule. players will have a big say over the next 12, 18 months, to try and find this holy grail, and i was involved in trying to search for that prolonged time as well. and it is
difficult, but something will give and eventually if the players feel it is too much, if they decide not to turn out, there isn't much of a product if nobody is on the pitch. scotla nd scotland have named seven uncapped players in their rugby league world cup squad, including the bentley brothers from toulouse. scotland will hope to emulate performances like this against new zealand last year when they drew against the former world champions. their world cup campaign starts at the end of this month against tonga in cans. more sport for you in the next hour. thank you. spain's prime minister has given catalonia five days to declare whether or not they have declared independence. if they have, they will be given until thursday to reverse the decision. my colleague tim willcox is in barcelona.
it is all a mystery? it is very confusing and very complicated. before i start, all those clanging and banging, they are putting a big platform here, there will be a pro—unity demonstration here in favour of unity with spain. to go back to your question, yes, confusing, but when i spoke to members of carles puigdemont‘s coalition today, they said he had declared independence, but only for about 30 seconds, because immediately afterwards he then said it was being suspended to keep the door open for negotiations with the madrid government. that does not cut anyice madrid government. that does not cut any ice with prime minister mariano rajoy, who says the constitution, the referendum was illegal, you can't have a referendum on independence, it is outside the law.
that is where we stand up. when you ask mr puigdemont and his coalition and how they will react on prime minister rai's demands they say they will probably send the prime minister the notes from the meeting in the catalan parliament and a copy of the statement, the declaration at the end of that meeting, where they said they had declared independence but it had been suspended. i am sorry if that is almost as confusing, my description, as what happened, but i hope you can understand. you can only work with what you are given! how isolated would catalonia be if it went ahead with independence? if it went ahead, then presumably mariano rajoy would invoke article 155, which suspends the autonomous regional government here and takes it back to control of madrid. that has never been used before, it would
mean for example sending more police, maybe soldiers, appear as well, they would be in charge of the local catalan police, they would ta ke local catalan police, they would take control of the education budget and other things as well and it would presumably also lead to early elections. but it would be a hugely significant constitutional thing to do, the first time ever they had actually imposed middridge rule on an autonomous region. tim, thank you very much. it sounds like they almost have a platform up from the clanging. speak to you soon, i hope. buckingham palace says the queen will not lay a wreath at the cenotaph on remembrance sunday this year. the prince of wales will lay the floral tribute on her behalf. the queen and the duke of edinburgh will observe the ceremony from the foreign office balcony. heavy rain and flooding is causing
disruption parts of cumbria. several roads and schools have been closed and train services suspended. environment agency has issued 18 flood alerts and aid flood warnings. borrowdale has two bridge is closed. northern rail says lines are blocked due to floods between carlisle and maryport. at least 2a people have died in the wildfires in california. more than 650 others are missing, though officials say that may be because of the chaotic pace of the evacuations. 2000 buildings are thought to have been destroyed. earlier sonoma county sheriff rob giordano gave an update on the firefighting efforts in california. the wind is going to pick up this afternoon, there are a of concerns about whether will go. we will... were doing evacuations all day yesterday and all through the night. we are not switching operations to anything but life—saving, it is a life—saving and evacuation. we have had a lot of questions from people in advisory areas, in other words they were advised to prepare for
evacuations. my advice to those of you who are advised as to go. traffic is bad in the county, if we have to evacuate it would be better to have you out of there. if you have somewhere to go, go. the less people to evacuate, the better off we will be. this is a series of end, life safety is what matters and that is where we are headed. we have are missing persons count up to 670 right now. of that we have found 110 located safely. you will note the 110 has not change from yesterday because the team working mrs —— missing persons works into the night, goes to bed then comes back again, to be expected to come back. with that in many more evacuations through the night, there are 73 cell towers down, communications rush, people do not have charges. we think some of those 670 are just new evacuations and relatives trying to find people and the information line
is working, so we hope to find a big chunk of them today through the phone calls. let's get the latest from cbs correspondent greg mills in santa rosa. the scene behind you is quite heartbreaking. how many miles of land is so affected? i don't how many miles, but as far as you can see, just look, as far as the eye can see, you will not see a house standing. you can turn 360, com pletely house standing. you can turn 360, completely around, you will not see any houses. it goes on for miles and miles. it isjust any houses. it goes on for miles and miles. it is just a scene. every morning we get here early, when the sun comes up morning we get here early, when the sun comes up with luck and we marvel once again and say how did this happen?! it looks like a movie set or something or a war—torn country. not or something or a war—torn country. n ot sa nta or something or a war—torn country. not santa rosa, california. four days ago there were families all overin days ago there were families all over in this area. houses and trees we re over in this area. houses and trees were growing, now it is just
devastated. how do these fires compare with others that the state has seen in the past? i covered only one of the one years ago, 2003 orfour, 2003, in san diego. the death toll was about the same, about 21, just wind power like this, powering on sunday night into monday. the wind dropped down yesterday but this fire continued to chew up a lot of acres in northern california. as you can probably tell the wind is kicking up, the sheriff, the wind is kicking up, the sheriff, the first thing he mentioned was concerns about the win today, they knew it would kick up again. they don't think the wind this afternoon will be as strong as on monday, and that was horrific. that was about 50 to 60 mph, today they expect 30 or 40 to 60 mph, today they expect 30 or a0 mph, but it is kicking up once again, which makes the firefighters' job more difficult. does that account for the fact that the evacuations have been chaotic,
as the authorities have said? chaotic is one thing. think about your life without a cell phone, everybody that you deal with without a cell phone. it makes life kind of chaotic. that is the situation. people had to run someplace, who do you go to? they have shelters set up so you can go there, they did not have them set up in the first hour when people were fleeing and getting out of here. you would go to a lot of‘s house, a friend's out of here. you would go to a lot of‘s house, a friends has. where do you go? that is we alluded to with the 670 missing people, lots of families in california do not have the evacuation plan you are meant to because we have wildfires and earthquakes, nowhere to go and share the news with your family so you can get together later. a lot of people don't do that and the chaotic scene makes it difficult, cell towers have been down so you cannot call your family members and ask if you are 0k, it is really difficult to get
into these neighbourhoods even for homeowners, we are told, they are trying to keep this is out, it is easy pickings from every house. the thing is there is so much rubble, i am not sure you would even find anything worthwhile or useful. it just looks like anything worthwhile or useful. itjust looks like ash. greg mills from cbs, thank you very much for now. the famous wine counties of nap and sonoma have been badly affected. sagna is the co—owner of the paradise 0riginal toggle winery and joins us now. thank you forjoining us. how has your property been affected ? we have lost all the buildings except for one small storage shed and basically most of it is —— at this point. we have our vineyard, thatis this point. we have our vineyard, that is the good part, that survived, which gives us hope for
the next vintage. how did that happen? was it just the next vintage. how did that happen? was itjust in the right place away from the wind? it doesn't seem to be. the fence has burned around it in places, the fire definitely came right up to the edge. i don't really know why. but we are amazed by it ourselves, because everything else is burned com pletely because everything else is burned completely down. then you have the vineyard is there and they were quite good. how much warning did you have? not much. i believe the call came right after one o'clock, my husband was there trying to get to the property at 1.20, the fire had already crossed the road to the property and within ten minutes of that we were seeing pictures on social media avella property in flames. have you experienced something like
this before? i have not. i cannot believe that this is what happened. it's beyond anything i could ever imagine, this is where i was born and raised and so much has gone on. it came so fast, it completely took me by surprise and i'm sure it took most people by surprise. as you say you have the dream of the winery which is thankfully 0k you have the dream of the winery which is thankfully ok but the first priority is family and friends close by? one of our employees who lives a five—minute walk away lost her home. that's what we thought of at first, our employees, making sure they were safe. it's been very chaotic and it continues to be unknown what will
happen with the fires right now. let's hope all those people you care about are safe, thank you for talking to us. let's get a look at the weather. thoroughly wet 2a hours, over 200 millimetres of rain falling, starting to clear but showers following eventually the reins reaching southern and eastern areas the weather front will weaken all the weather front will weaken all the time and be chased away by high—pressure, the showers will persist further north particularly across scotland, here there will be across scotland, here there will be a bit of breeze but still likely we see a touch of frost in the glens of scotland, much chillier by the time you get to tomorrow morning with the touch of grass frost and perhaps a bit of mist and fog in southern areas where the winds are later otherwise looking like a drier day
across those areas where it's been incessa nt across those areas where it's been incessant through the day, there will still be rain around in the north and west, temperatures compatible and it's back to the rain on friday, looks like it'll be northern ireland and north—west scotla nd northern ireland and north—west scotland the worst of it but it does sink down into the north—west, more on the website. this is bbc news, the headlines this evening: theresa may says she is preparing to spend money to prepare for a no deal brexit after the chancellor philip hammond said he would not spend any until the very last moment. film producer harvey when steam is suspended by bafta over allegations of sexual harassment. the academy says such behaviour has no place in the industry. the catalan government are given until next monday to clarify if they are declaring independence warning it could impose direct rule.
buckingham palace has announced the queen will not lay a wreath at the cenotaph on rembrandt sunday, the prince of wales will do so on her behalf. president trump has welcomed the canadian prime ministerjustin trudeau to the white house for talks on the future of the north american free trade agreement. mr trump has threatened to rip up the deal because he says it is unfair for america. there is also a dispute between boeing and its canadian rival. the president told journalists what he hoped to achieve at the meeting. we are going to be discussing the north american free—trade agreement and we'll be discussing defence because we are great and original allies and we'll be discussing defence and mutual offence which people don't often mentioned but offence as part of
defence. we have many things to talk about but the north american free trade agreement will be a big thing. inaudible i never discussed increasing it, that was fake news by nbc which gives a lot of fake news. i never discussed that, i think somebody i won ten times the nuclear weapons we have right now, right now we have so many, i want them in perfect condition and that's all i have said. general matters put out a statement saying it was fake news, it's frankly disgusting the way the press ca n it's frankly disgusting the way the press can write whatever they want to write and people should look into it. i want to have perfectly maintained which we are in the process of doing nuclear force but when they said i want ten times what we have right now, it's totally unnecessary, believe me because i
know what we have right now. no increase whatsoever? we don't need an increase but i want modernisation and rehabilitation, it's got to be in tiptop shape. inaudible i don't think anything changed, we are negotiating a nafta deal, it's possible we could not make a deal and it's possible that we could. we have a great personal relationship and we have a relationship now as two countries that i think is as close as ever but we will see we can do the kind of changes we need, we have to protect our workers and in their misty prime minister wants to protect canada and his people, i have been opposed to nafta for a long time in terms of its fairness, isaid we long time in terms of its fairness, i said we will renegotiate and i thinkjustin understands this, if we cannot make a deal it will be
terminated and that's fine, they will do well and we will do well but maybe that would be necessary but it has to be fair to both countries. the canadian prime minister was there, you just couldn't see him. let's return to allegations surrounding harvey weinstein. audio has been released after police what happened and they set her up with secret recording equipment. in herfirst tv in her first tv interview told bbc victoria derbyshire programmes she was a victim of harassment and claimed that in 1997 she was brought back to a hotel under false pretences. i was told our friends would be meeting as they are, i went up would be meeting as they are, i went up to the rim and shortly after his little entourage started peeling off
until it was just his assistant and harvey and i in the room. at this point i was really high alert. something was going down and i knew it. and i turned to his, i assume his assistant because he did everything he asked but let's call him his sycophant. i turned to ha rvey‘s him his sycophant. i turned to harvey's sycopha nt and him his sycophant. i turned to harvey's sycophant and said what is happening? he said he would go down to the lobby to check and see if i friends were there and were having trouble getting up to the rim. that was the moment i should have gone with him but i didn't, ifroze and i was trying to understand what was happening. he left and harvey walked out of the room and came back in naked. he wanted and the sash and i said no. —— and mass eyes. i'm a little hazy at that point. i know i
was taking stock of the situation and assessing escape routes and what was the best option for me. i could not tell, i could not tell which was safest, i did not feel safe anywhere and when i did not want to give him and when i did not want to give him a massage he offered to give me one and that did not seem as dangerous at that point so i let him put his hands on my shoulders thinking if i gave them a little bit i could placate him. but i did not like it, the minute he touched me i was revolted and scared and ijumped up and ran to the bathroom which was through his bedroom to the left. and locked the door and he chased me and was pounding on the door. begging me to come out. theresa may has defended the
extension of the government ‘s flagship welfare reform amid concerns even from her own backbenchers. jeremy corbyn says universal credit which merges sex working age benefits into a single payment is driving up debt, poverty and homelessness. michael buchanan reports. hello, holly! hello. there is yourfood parcel. when you have nothing, small mercies can mean everything. this is holly sargent‘s umpteenth food parcel. she first applied for universal credit eight months ago. she is still waiting for her first payment. without her mother's help, she would be destitute. how have you got by, beyond your mother, what else have you had to do? starve. everything she owns, she has sold everything. she sold her telly. she sold her mobile phone. she sold everything. so why have you got a telly in the corner that doesn't work? it makes it look more homely. it doesn't look like a gap, like something is missing.
holly sold her working tv to make £a0. this broken one came from a friend. basically the next thing that is going to go will be the sofa. and i will be sitting on the table. admin failures with universal credit, problems at the job centre, and vulnerable mental health all contributed to eight miserable months. as a parent it is soul destroying, to listen to your daughter on the phone telling you she is starving. i am sorry. and not being able to physically help her. the problems now with universal credit were predicted in the welsh valleys three years ago. housing associations here took part in a government commissioned research project which showed just 6% of housing benefit recipients had any savings. the social housing provider warned ministers people would struggle to go weeks without money. they knew it in 201a. inexcusable really that in 2017 we have a ship that has sailed
in terms of the universal credit coming in but the lifeboats have not been built and are only being launched after the event. for charities tackling poverty in one of the poorest areas in britain, universal credit is yet another challenge. daily they meet the families who simply cannot cope. these people are suffering. we should not be having that. so people like us need to voice, stand up for everybody, and stop it. hi, holly. back at holly's and her support worker arrives to begin another universal credit claim. this will be the tenth claim. she has had no money since february, nothing at all. every time i see holly you can see more change in her. i'm here to help and i am physically struggling to help her. holly's lack of money means her son
who lives with her mum is no longer able to stay the night. what is the worst part? not being able to see my son. i cannot sit and watch this for much longer. it has come to a point where my child does not even know who i am. all she is asking for is £54 a week. michael buchanan reporting. a gang of more paid robbers who carried out 103 telephone robberies in 18 days have been jailed for more than 13 yea rs. have been jailed for more than 13 years. among their victims was former chancellor george osborne.
they singled out pedestrians texting or making calls before mounting the pavement and snatching phones. cctv footage from the exclusive hotel opposite the bbc in central london. the man in a dark long coat is former chancellor george osborne. suddenly a more paid mounts the payment and they try to snatch is mobile. but fail. not here in bloomsbury where they spot a woman on the phone, circle back, both riders reach out and take their prize. the police discovered the gang had targeted 103 victims in five separate days of robbery earlier this year. it would not be exaggerating to say this was the most prolific gang in london when they were arrested. a3 offences and we knew immediately after those offences they went back to one of their houses, got a taxi to whitechapel where they sold the phones, so it was an organised gang making money. today 18-year-old cord
from islington was jailed for five yea rs from islington was jailed for five years alongside a 15—year—old and a 16—year—old who cannot name because they are so young. this is another attack on parkway in. they swooped ona attack on parkway in. they swooped on a man outside the aston martin showroom. the speed off looking for the next victim. sensing the gang this afternoon thejudge the next victim. sensing the gang this afternoon the judge told them their offending had spiralled out of control. they began to arm themselves with blunt weapons and we re themselves with blunt weapons and were ready, willing and able to terrorise anyone who tried to apprehend them. what they were doing he said was highway robbery. a0—year—old paid the teenager robbers for the phones they stole, he even sent them a price list of what they would get for specific handsets. £200 for a samsung galaxy f7 edge. £160 for an seven plus. after they had carried out this match on 0xford after they had carried out this
match on oxford street along with all the others they would be able to cash in on what they had stolen from londoners and tourists. these were images recovered, the gang had taken of themselves during the robbery spree is. teenagers with no regard for their own safety or that of anyone else. mobile theft fell a0% in westminster after the gang were finally caught in june in westminster after the gang were finally caught injune but with crime on mopeds tripling in london last year there are many other teenage robbers still on the prowl. a reminder of the headlinesjust after a quarter to 9: the government will spend whatever is necessary to make the uk ready for brexit theresa may has insisted despite the chance for saying he was notjet setting aside money for it. from producer harvey weinstein has been suspended by bafta harvey weinstein has been suspended by ba fta over harvey weinstein has been suspended by bafta over allegations of sexual harassment, the academy says such behaviour has no place in the industry. the spanish government has
given authorities in catalonia to say on monday if they have declared independence or not. and an update on the markets. as we have reported the ford has been an alarming rise in the number of acid attacks on british streets. plans to restrict the sales of corrosive substances have been announced. in bangladesh were acid attacks were a common occurrence new laws have a dramatic fall, bangladeshi women who survived attacks are now raising awareness here in britain. these women were expected to run and hide from the world after they were attacked with acid. today though, they are doing the opposite. but it has been a long and painful process for them
to get to this point. i put lipstick on my lips and i changed my hairstyle. so really looking nice. naha was 15 when she rejected the advances of a teenage boy in bangladesh. then one night he came to her house and doused her in acid. after my attack i started my life off, i had to go back to my studies, but now i'm more confident and i think i cannot change my face but i can change my life. this is your dress, it is beautiful. sonali was just two weeks old when she was splashed with acid as she slept between her parents. that was over a dispute about land. disfiguring a girl is seen as robbing her of her most valuable asset, her beauty. bangladesh has made some progress, the government there has put
restrictions on the sale of acid which has helped reduce the number of attacks to fewer than 100 every year. but countries like india, pakistan, columbia, and uganda, continue to see hundreds of cases annually. and most attacks still go unreported. the uk is also tightening controls on acid sales after a sharp rise in cases here. more than a00 have been reported in less than a year. these were mostly criminal gangs attacking men. with the help of actionaid uk, these women are standing up and standing proud. showing the world that they are strong and they are defiant. translation: i have come so far after such a devastating attack. we did not lose hope. we did not hide in the house. we want other women to see us and be inspired. tulip mazumdar, bbc news, london. if you love your eggs run a this is
your lucky day. for the last 30 yea rs your lucky day. for the last 30 years the advice has been to make sure they are hard—boiled if you are pregnant, elderly or a young child because 0sama nella feelers but now it's fine to eat them even if they are running or wrong the new device comes are running or wrong the new device co m es after are running or wrong the new device comes after a vaccination programme and improvements to animal welfare. eggs. tasty, nutritious, full of vitamins, and cheap. but nearly 30 years ago a scare over salmonella in eggs meant vulnerable groups like pregnant women and small children were advised to avoid having them runny. it was the then conservative junior health minister edwina currie who in 1988 wrongly declared that most eggs were infected with salmonella.
that prompted a collapse in egg sales and mrs currie's resignation. there was a problem with salmonella and eggs, although not on the scale suggested by mrs currie. now flocks like this one in the lake district are salmonella free. that's down to a massive vaccination programme launched in the 1990s, along with improvements to animal welfare. and there's also the red lion mark. detailing which farm an egg comes from and a best before date, guaranteeing the eggs are now safe. we know from back in the ‘80s when all the scare started, there was an issue with eggs. but the lion standard is a fully audited code of practice that makes sure that we have standards on the farm that makes sure we can't have any of those disease problems ever again. now my generation pretty much grew up on soft boiled eggs and soldiers as very much standard fare. but in the wake of the salmonella in eggs scandal 30 years ago, where does all that leave today's youngsters? they are the perfect food for growing children. alice, just seven months, and her sister lucy, nearly four, love their eggs.
packed full of vitamin d, protein and valuable omega 3 fatty acids, mum catherine finds they are the ideal quick meal for both lucy and the baby. she is just learning about food now and eggs are brilliant because you can boil them, you can break them into bits and she can handle them, so we can do baby—led weaning with it. and when you are in a rush they are dead easy. british chickens produce more than ten thousand million eggs a year. now we know those carrying the lion mark can be enjoyed by young and old alike. dominic hughes, bbc news, the lake district. and new £20 million extension to the tents and i is art gallery opens to the public this weekend, it's been built into the cliff face to double the exhibition space. the subterranean gallery uses lights which limit the room without damaging the art. who wouldn't find this inspiring?
it's why so many artists made st ives home because of the quality of light and stunning investors. traditional painters to modernised, eve ryo ne traditional painters to modernised, everyone has created a community here and that is what this celebrates. some people who come to st ives don't know much about the art scene and ask why is at tate here but these rooms answer that don't they? they do, this entire building is about the story of modern is in st ives and the role st ives has played in the 20th century in attracting artists such as barbara hett worth, ben nicholson
and others. the expansion project gives a permanent home to those iconic 20th—century artists demonstrating the role st ives has in the story of modern art. their popularity has meant three times the number of visitors expected now come here, a quarter of a million each year. the expansion means the gallery can welcome even more. one of the things the community was saying is they did not want another building on top of the hill and we already have this beautiful building designed, it's already really popular so it was about increasing the facility ‘s capacity to show art and welcome people, we can do that underground and what we ended up doing was digging at 922 trucks of cycle to achieve it and then building a roof garden over the top of the gallery which we get giving back the wider community. so stunning views at the front and the gallery set themselves the challenge of building against the rock face.
doubling the space but also the cost. very much natural daylight. how did go about achieving that? well one of the first conversations we had was about the fact that the st ives painters came here because of the quality of the daylight they have. so it became an ambition to build the gallery around the daylight of st ives. this amount of space completely changes the reins of temporary exhibitions which can be displayed. so the artists there are living here, huge paintings and huge canvases that we've not been able to get into the building before and we'll have a solo exhibition of his work in the summer next year, of the big canvases in this big new space. the first exhibition is these unseen works by rebecca ward. this sure wouldn't have it in the old gallery, the bigger space can only increase the variety of what we get to see. let's get a look at the weather.
the reins been problematic and caused disruption across cumbria where we have had the highest rainfall totals, over 200 millimetres since it started yesterday, a 2a hour total, quite exceptional for 2a hours. as you can see it was very cloudy, poor visibility, what's the hill fog and bulk of it is clearing, here it is on the satellite picture, coming into the clear whether behind lots of showers. lumpy cloud, intense downpours, not completely out the woods but we will enjoy, or did enjoy late sunshine before it faded away. the rain taking until after dark, bump of high—pressure killing off the showers and also showers starting te is in the north so that in the glens of scotland it could be
close to frost and further southee touch of grass frost, much chillier start tomorrow morning, mr fogg central and winds dropping out breeze blowing across scotland and northern ireland blowing showers mostly for the highlands and islands, clouds over later for most parts of the country thirsty looking temperature is compatible slightly fresher air in response to the sunshine. you guessed by the cloud more weather fronts tightly packed isobars and looks quite windy doesn't look like it will be as wet there will be some rain around in there will be some rain around in the north—west of warm air temperatures 18 celsius pooling in maugham a continue might for the
weekend week weather front straddling the uk try and find and to the south pretty warm weather figure of the sun comes out how much sunshine will we see similar outlook for sunday southerly winds more rain north of the country. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. the harvey weinstein scandal is deepening. it's about one man, it's also about hollywood. mr weinstein's wife georgina chapman says his behaviour is unforgivable. and all the time, more and more allegations are made. when i didn't want to give him a massage, he offered to give me one. and that didn't seem as dangerous at that point, so i let him put his hands on my shoulders.