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today at 5pm... jeremy corbyn sets out his vision for a "radical plan" to "tra nsform" britain. free childcare for two to four—year—olds and a "green jobs revolution" are promised, as the labour leader delivers a rousing message to members. our task is to build britain, build a britain together, build a britain for that security together, and we can. jeremy corbyn again warns that labour will vote against the government's current brexit plan, if it doesn't meet his party's criteria. as it stands, labour will vote against the chequers plan or whatever is left of it, and oppose leaving the eu with no deal. and it is inconceivable that we should crash out of europe with no deal — it would be a national disaster. we'll have the latest from liverpool, and will ask whether labour's figures add up. the other main stories on bbc news at 5... president trump tells the united nations that america
will never allow iran to acquire a nuclear bomb. an unreserved apology from the government at the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which killed more than 2,500 people. i say unreservedly that we are sorry. we are sorry that this should be so, that this happened when it should not have done. relatives of people killed in the 1974 birmingham pub bombings criticise a court ruling that the suspects should not be named at fresh inquests. and the whale spotted in the river thames for a second day is swimming strongly, says the rspca. our main story at 5pm...
jeremy corbyn has told the labour party conference in liverpool that he has a radical plan to "transform" britain and bring the country together after the divisions caused by years of austerity. he said a labour government would provide additional free childcare for two to four—year—olds, and create 400,000 newjobs in green industries. he also confirmed that labour would vote down theresa may's current brexit plan, saying his party would do more to protectjobs and living standards. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth reports. nice to see you. surrounded by his senior team, jeremy corbyn made his way to the stage this morning. the support for him here has been clear. the question is how far that can translate beyond this conference and across the country. please welcome the leader of the labour party and our next
prime minister, jeremy corbyn. his answer, a promise of a radical change, ripping up the old economic system and replacing it with something new. and the message to his party, to stand together. real unity is based on the freedom to disagree and debate, and then come together around a democratic decision, as we've done this week. so we need to foster a much greater culture of tolerance, an end to abuse online and in person. we must learn... applause we must learn to listen a bit more and shout a bit less. to focus on what unites us and to accept losing a vote while maintaining the right to pick up the debate again. we are on a journey together, and we can only complete that journey together!
he addressed the row over anti—semitism which has dogged the party through the summer. the row over anti—semitism has caused immense hurt and anxiety in thejewish community and great dismay in the labour party. i hope and believe we can work together to draw a line under this. i say this to all thejewish community, this party, this movement, will always be implacable campaigners against anti—semitism and racism in all its forms. we are your allies. he said change was needed, an end to austerity, more money for public services, investment in wind and solar energy, extending free childcare, and renationalising the water and rail industries. ten years ago this month, the whole edifice of greed is good deregulated financial capitalism. it came crashing down to earth with devastating consequences. but instead of making essential
changes to a broken economic system, the political establishment strained every sinew to bail out and prop up the system that led to the crash in the first place. part of the solution, he said, is giving workers a stake in larger firms, rebalancing power. people in this country know that the old way of running things is not working any more. and unless we, the labour party, offer radical solutions, others will fill the gap, with the politics of blame and division. 0n foreign policy, his clearest acknowledgement yet that russia was behind the salisbury attack. and on brexit, he said labour wouldn't vote
for the prime minister's current plan, but he had this offer. brexit is about the future of our country and our vital interests. it's not about leadership squabbles or parliamentary posturing. i say this to her, in all sincerity and helpfulness, if you deliver a deal that includes a customs union and no hard border in ireland, if you protect jobs, people's rights of work and environmental and consumer standards, then we will support that sensible deal. a deal that will be backed by most businesses in the world and trade unions. but if you can't negotiate that deal, then you need to make way for a party that can and will. cheering and that's what they want. a general election. this speech wasn'tjust a pitch to those supporters already here, but to those who might be won over across the country. alex forsyth, bbc news.
0ur chief political correspondent vicki young watched the speech, and is still in liverpool. yeah, and it wasjeremy corbyn, in his fourth conference speech, very much calling for a general election, but also trying to portray himself asa but also trying to portray himself as a prime minister in waiting and his party as a government in waiting, with a very long list of offers, really, to voters. of course, his critics would immediately say they are an expensive list of offers, tempting though they may be. i'm joined by the shadow attorney general, shami chakrabarti. the shadow attorney general, shami chakra barti. that's a the shadow attorney general, shami chakrabarti. that's a point, isn't it? was this speech to anti—business? you will need wealth creators to pay for this list of stuff. absolutely, and they include people that work in any place of business, and i think lots of
business, and i think lots of business leaders welcome the idea that the workforce could be more involved in the governance of the business, so large businesses can have a third of workers on the boards, long—term decision—making, increased morale increased retention of staff... that's got to be good. it's only a third, not the majority on the board, but that's a good thing and we want to work together asa thing and we want to work together as a work community and that a country. i was really excited, as a woman and a mum, about the universal childcare commitment today. goodness me, what a game changer. free childcare for all two, three and four—year—olds in the country. that's good for the kids, for working parents, women and men, and good for the youngsters who we want to get into those caring professions that we do better than robots. but people will still say it has to be paid for. £4 billion for the childcare. renationalisation, some
are saying they're not enough concrete figures put on that, a lot of promises but not enough detailed if wa nt of promises but not enough detailed if want the detail, but, in broad brush strokes, big business and corporations are going to have to start paying their fair share of tax. theresa may has been in new york talking about slashing corporation tax at just york talking about slashing corporation tax atjust the time when we see the disaster of that kind of greed is good out of control capitalism, and how it has created in this country for over a decade this. if we work together and pay oui’ this. if we work together and pay ourfairshare of tax, this. if we work together and pay ourfair share of tax, as all working people do, this is perfectly affordable. it unaffordable to do otherwise. a tricky week for the party on brexit. at one point, it looked like labour was positioning itself to be the people to stop brexit. jeremy corbyn saying at the end, there is a way we can get this through if theresa may comes back
with a customs union. are you concerned the party is being portrayed as one that would be willing to stop the will of the people? we made a manifesto commitment on the referendum. if the will of the people changes, i will change my mind, but the crucial thing is that the problems of this country are bigger than just brexit, and the crucial questions about exit are the questions about what kind of country we want to be after this process. the reason whyjeremy, keir starmer, emily thornberry have such happier discussions with our european neighbours is because we have values in common. we don't want to deregulate food standards, environmental and workplace standards, and they know we will not be singapore of the coast of europe so, if we were in government tomorrow, i can pretty much guarantee it would be a much happier dialogue between us our closest neighbours. thank you. ithink dialogue between us our closest neighbours. thank you. i think the labour leadership would be pretty pleased with how the week has gone. those angry divisions we've had for
the past three or four years not so obvious this time round, and i think jeremy corbyn will feel he's managed to get his message across that kind of changes he would like to make, calling for a general election, and hoping he is right, and that voters now feel they want a different kind of economy. thank you, vicki young in liverpool. let's assess some of that and the specifics. kamal ahmed is with me. they always say the devil is in the detail, and how much detail did we get in this speech? not a lot in terms of figures. the 400,000 new jobs in green technology was about the only number in his speech but i think, economically, you can see a real radicalism, actually a radicalism that was in their 2017 ma nifesto radicalism that was in their 2017 manifesto last year, where they did the costing, so they've certainly done some work on those. two
challenges forjeremy corbyn here. firstly, can these policies engage with the real world? there is an old military adage that strategy always fails at the first contact with the enemy. so, ifjeremy corbyn was prime minister and started putting in nationalisation, 10% of all shares for listed companies should be given to workers, new childcare policies, which would be expensive, the greenjobs policies, which would be expensive, the green jobs revolution, policies, which would be expensive, the greenjobs revolution, all of those have costs attached. what we can sometimes tend to forget is that investment is global, and so, if businesses look at britain and think, well, there is brexit risk, a new government which wants to put up taxes on business, they can make their money anywhere in the world, and the danger for government which come in proposing radical surgery is they get capital flight, with money moving out of the country, and that creates problems for the economy,
because we are a country, a government which borrows more than it receives in taxes. so, as mark carney, the bank of england governor explained, we rely on the goodwill of the investment community to fund the uk economy. that is problem number one. the second problem is on thejobs pledge. this is a country with very high levels of employment, almost record levels, going back to the 1970s. how you can find 400,000 jobs when you already have a shortage in engineering, in construction, many tens of thousands. there simply not enough people at the moment to do these so i think the employment challenges a skills challenge, it's about changing skills rather than new jobs. but, as vicki young was saying, jeremy corbyn knows he is going with the grain or something, and the key to that is stagnant, stag na nt real and the key to that is stagnant, stagnant real incomes since the financial crisis, so business cannot
reject him out of hand, because they know a lot of the public believe there is a need for radical surgery. thank you, kamal ahmed. there is a need for radical surgery. thank you, kamalahmed. we there is a need for radical surgery. thank you, kamal ahmed. we will talk morejust after half thank you, kamal ahmed. we will talk more just after half past to tell you specifically about the environmentaljobs and the environmentaljobs and the environmental policies outlined in some detail in that speech. i will be talking about that again after half—past. president trump has renewed his criticism of iran at a meeting of the united nations security council, which he's chairing for the first time. he said us sanctions against tehran would be in full force by early november, and he warned countries who failed to comply with them of severe consequences. let's get more on this. we can speak to our chief international correspondent lyse doucet. give us a sense, and good evening to you, of the response to those strong words from president trump. indeed and, as we speak, there is a huge
cavalcade, a convoy with motorcycle outriders, and president trump is going past us. either his vehicles are leaving without him or he has decided that he doesn't want to continue to chair this session of the united nations security council, the united nations security council, the un's most important political body. he used this occasion, which was meant to be about talking about the risks posed by the threat of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, do very much put america's views forward, especially on iran, calling it the biggest global sponsor of terrorism and talking about why america withdrew from the iran nuclear deal. let's hear what he had to say. the iranian regime exports violence, terror and turmoil. it illicitly pi’ocu res terror and turmoil. it illicitly procures sensitive terror and turmoil. it illicitly procu res sensitive items terror and turmoil. it illicitly procures sensitive items to advance its ballistic missile programme and proliferates these missiles all
across the middle east. the regime is the world's leading sponsor of terror and it fuels conflict across the region and far beyond. while president trump made it absolutely clear that this nuclear deal with iran hadn't worked, we heard from the french president and the british prime minister, from the russians and the dutch prime minister, all of them saying that this iran deal was working. they needed other means to deal with the other concerns about iran. when the prime minister had her turn to speak, she focused not just on the threat posed by nuclear weapons but also chemical and biological ones. nowhere are the grim consequences of the original global norms on weapons of mass destruction more apparent than in syria, where the un has concluded that assad's resume as robbie turley used chemical weapons,
a direct assault on a century—old ban. —— assad's region has repeatedly used but russia has used its veto, even shutting down the international body established to investigate chemical weapons used in syria. the battle lines are drawn, president trump throwing down the gau ntlet president trump throwing down the gauntlet and basically saying the full force of sanctions against iran with a defect in november, and he said there would be extreme consequences for any country which did not seek to isolate iran, but the french president, emmanuel macron, just went past, and he said he'd do everything possible to make sure that deal works. in a moment, we will hear from the iranian president that his reaction, so this issue will run at one. —— will run and run. the government has made an unreserved apology to people affected by infected blood tragedy.
an inquiry is considering how imported blood products, infected with hepatitis and hiv, came to be given to thousands of nhs patients in the 1970s and ‘80s. 0ur health correspondent sophie hutchinson is at the inquiry. tell us more about today's apology and what the enquiry has been hearing. today is the final day of three days of preliminary hearings here at the enquiry into infected blood, and over the past few days we've heard scores of accounts from people caught up in this tragedy about how it has blighted their lives and been life changing for them. today, we heard this morning some very strong criticism of the government, of government departments, who lawyers say are still failing to provide official documents that they feel they need
to see, relating to the tragedy. but this afternoon the governments from england, wales and northern ireland we re england, wales and northern ireland were all represented here today, in particular the department of health and social care for england, and they also represent the previous uk wide department of health. their lawyer, eleanor gray qc, made this unreserved apology. things happened that should not have happened, and so, on behalf of my clients, i say unreservedly that we are sorry. we are sorry that this should be so, that this happened when it should not have done. this is the beginning of a journey to uncover exactly what happened and why but, from those i represent, it begins with an expression of sorrow and regret. well, the service that is the nhs‘s
blood and transplant service also apologised today and said it was expecting there would be some unpalatable truths uncovered by this enquiry. earlier in the day, a letter was shown by one of the lawyers to be assembled families at the enquiry, written by the then prime minister, john major, about how the families might be helped financially. the families have a lwa ys financially. the families have always asked for compensation and they have never had that. they have had some subsistence payments. in the letter from had some subsistence payments. in the letterfrom john had some subsistence payments. in the letter from john major, he suggested when he was prime minister that perhaps the lottery could make gra nts to that perhaps the lottery could make grants to some of the payments. now, the families at that point shouted out angrily, some of them shouting, shame! they felt they should not be treated as some kind of good cause, if you like, for lottery grants, and that they were victims of perhaps the worst treatment tragedy in nhs history. sophie, thank you. sophie
hutchinson at the enquiry. the prime minister has told business leaders in new york that britain will be "unequivocally pro—business" after it leaves the european union. addressing the bloomberg global business forum before her appearance at the un, and she said that corporation tax would fall from 19% to 17%. crucially, we also have a plan to deliver an economy that is knowledge rich, highly innovative, highly skilled and high quality, but with low tax and smart regulation. so let me say this very clearly. whatever your business investing in a post—brexit britain, whatever your business, investing in a post—brexit britain will give you the lowest rate of corporation tax in the g20. you will access service industries and a financial centre in london that are the envy of the world, some of the best universities
in the world, strong institutions, a sound approach to public finance and a consistent and dependable approach to high standards but intelligent regulation. the prime minister talking about brexit. the eu is intensifying contingency planning because of uncertainty about whether it can reach a brexit deal with britain. ambassadors from the remaining 27 member states and the european commission are meeting in brussels to discuss measures to mitigate a disorderly withdrawal. the court of appeal has ruled that alleged suspects in the birmingham pub bombings will not be named at fresh inquests. the decision backs a previous ruling of the coroner, which had been challenged by the families of victims. 21 people died when two ira bombs exploded in city centre pubs in 1974. let's get more from our correspondentjon ironmonger,
whojoins me now from birmingham. it's a complicated story but essentially today's judgment is a huge blow for the families of those 21 victims who were killed when bombs ripped through two clubs in birmingham city centre. 21 people whose names are inscribed on the more more real kind be, in the shadow of st philip's cathedral in central birmingham. since then, there's never been an effective criminal prosecution. the provisional ira had neverformally taken responsibility for the attack and the perpetrators have never been prosecuted. it was the families' greatest wish that this inquest would be a forum to point the blame, there would be responsibility found, there would be responsibility found, the names of the suspects would be considered in evidence by the coroner, but the coroner, sir peter
thornton, rejected that, ruling that it wasn't in his gift to consider who was to blame for the attacks, and through a long legal process, it was taken to the court of appeal, and today the court of appeal upheld the coroner's ruling, saying the idea that these inquests, after 44 yea rs, idea that these inquests, after 44 years, could unearth the victims liberal upbringing perpetrators to justice could not be sustained —— could unearth further evidence capable of bringing the perpetrators. this is a reaction to thejudgment. clearly very disappointed, and we feel rejected, but we will continue to fight for truth, justice and accountability because, if we don't, it's clear that the british establishment don't care, so we will continue to fight on, and we will take stock of what the decision states, we will speak to our legal team, k rw law, and our qc and adam straw, ourjunior, to get their assessment of the decision. and then either decide to appeal
or whether to just continue on, move forward and move back into the inquest process but, to add insult to injury for us, we only have two days to appeal. we've got until friday to make this massive decision. we've had to wait all these months for this decision to be made, but we've got two days to make a decision. it's absolutely ludicrous. what sort of a judiciary system allows 21 people to be murdered en masse and they know that some of the murderers are still at their liberty, and no one's looking for them. what kind of a society are we leaving for our future generations? so the fight for the families continues, and they have two days to lodge an appeal with the supreme court. there could be a police investigation subsequently into all
of this, into the new alleged perpetrators, but crucially the families have very little faith in west midlands police. there was a notorious miscarriage ofjustice after the initial trial many years ago. so the inquest will be carried out later this year, we expect, albeit with a much narrower scope on the basis of today's judgment. what's claimed to be the real identity of one of the russian intelligence officers involved in the salisbury nerve—agent poisoning has been revealed. the investigative website bellingcat has named him as colonel anatoly chepiga. they say he is the man who gave the name ruslan boshirov, and claimed to be a sports nutritionist who was on holiday in england when two people were attacked with novichok in march.
exactly what is being said this afternoon? it's a detailed investigation by bellingcat, part of it have been shared with the bbc, into the identity of one of those two men, ruslan boshirov. the work bellingcat has done has been able to identify him as a colonel, anatoly chepiga, in the russian military, with biographical details about him. it appears he served in chechnya three times. significantly, he is a highly decorated soldier, who received the award of hero of the russian federation, normally presented personally by vladimir putin. this is based on material, including a 2003 passport file that bellingcat obtained, and you can see the comparisons of the pictures of the comparisons of the pictures of the two individuals, anatoly chepiga and ruslan boshirov, with him looking younger in the 2003 photo. 0fficials
looking younger in the 2003 photo. officials will not comment, it is ongoing at an investigation, but my sources tell me there is no real dispute about this identification. this is another piece of the puzzle. the british government has always thought these were pseudonyms used by the people who came in march, that they were undercover officers, 110w that they were undercover officers, now more evidence pointing to that, but i think the fact it a colonel in russian military intelligence, also significant, suggesting how seriously russia took this operation, and the kinds of people they appear to have sent to salisbury. we should say that the two men deny being intelligence officers. they appeared on russia tv two weeks ago, saying in that interview, using their real names when they came to the uk, and they came as tourists because they wanted to see a 123 metres by salisbury cathedral. is there any response from moscow, specifically to these
state m e nts from moscow, specifically to these statements from bellingcat? it's too early, but it only emerged in the last hour or so. bellingcat have produced some previous material, about a week or so ago, about the troubles of the other man, alexander petrov, suggesting he had been to europe using that passport on about a dozen occasions in the past couple of years. there were reports in moscow that there had been a hunt for some of the sources of that information, which would suggest the russian state is worried or concerned about the way in which some of this material is emerging, because it is material which appears to undermine their narrative that these were innocent people and not undercover intelligence operatives. thank you, gordon in washington tonight. time for a look at the weather. here's mel coles with the forecast. the best of the sunshine and the
highest temperatures to the south of the uk but the further north you are, you run into this weatherfront with some fairly blustery winds. temperatures here not doing quite so well. we have seen 23 celsius in parts of north lincolnshire. under clear skies the temperatures dropping away to single figures. missed and fog in some places, as well. rain in northern ireland and north—western scotland could be quite heavy. the weatherfront gradually starts to slip a little way further south weakening as it does so. for parts of north—west england a little bit more clout. further south, another fine, dry,
warm day. highs of 23 celsius. much cooler behind the weather front. this is bbc news. the headlines — jeremy corbyn sets out his vision for a "radical plan" to "tra nsform" britain and says labour is ready to govern. 0ur task is to build britain build a britain together, build a britain for that security together... and we can! what's claimed to be the real identity of one of the russian intelligence officers involved in the salisbury nerve—agent poisoning has been revealed by an investigative website. president trump tells the un, america will never allow iran to acquire a nuclear bomb. the us president defended re—imposing sanctions on iran because of what he called its "malign conduct". the government has made
an unreserved apology to the victims of the infected blood tragedy. nearly 3,000 people died after contracting illnesses such as hiv and hepatitis. we will talk a little bit more about jeremy corbyn‘s speech in the next half—hour. in particular discussing the pledges made around environmental issues. first we will catch up with the sport with chris mitchell. it's nowjust two days until the ryder cup starts and some of the biggest names involved this weekend have been talking to the assembled media on the outskirts of paris today. rory mcilroy says tiger woods is not the key man. mcilroy has warned team europe not to focus on just one player, when they're looking at the threat posed by the usa — although woods of course arrives off the back of a first win in five years on the pga tour.
six of the world's top ten are in the us team and mcilroy says europe won't give woods any special treatment. this week, he is one of 12, you know, we're not looking at any individuals, we're just trying to beat the us team. it is great what he did on sunday, it was great for golf, you know, it brings a lot of excitement to the game, but i think to focus on one player is silly. normally a home tie means home advantage. but tottenham face unfamiliar terrority tonight as their home match against watford in the league cup will be played more than 50 miles away from home. the new white hart lane stadium is still not ready — and wembley, where spurs have been playing their premier league games, is not avaliable. so for tonight home is milton keynes. our sports correspondent richard conway has more. it's already a feature on the london skyline. just not yet on the football fixture list. work on
tottenham's new stadium has overrun due to what the club has described as an avoidable safety issues. with white hart lane demolished in 2017, the plan was to have the complex work completed with just a single season's fixtures disrupted. we've tried to do this in double time. normally we wouldn't have achieved as much as we have. be patient with the fixtures but in actual fact you are going to get the greatest stadium in london. once complete, the stadium will host american football as well as spurs home games. but the work has meant that spurs have become football nomads. there is no guarantee on the national stadium's availability so tonight spurs have to chart for 50 miles north to play watford. with no
news on when the new stadium will be ready, fans are frustrated. there has been silence from the club. i can understand why they don't want to commit to a date and fail to meet it. as a fan, we would like some certainty on this. if it is going to be next year, tell us. we can plan for that. semifinalists in the fa cup and third in the premiership, spurs season at wembley proved successful. but the manager hopes the stadium issues are resolved soon. i would like to finish the stadium. i promise you, if! soon. i would like to finish the stadium. i promise you, if i need to go to the stadium and work to help the builders for the stadium to be ready as soon as possible, i would. all the players would be happy. the chairman would be happy. i promise i would go. the stadium is more than a
building. it is a part of a community where hopes and dreams are housed. spurs dream is within reach and kick—off can't come soon enough for those who would call it home. great britain have been awarded a wildcard into next year's revamped davis cup finals. it means leon smith's team won't have to negotiate february's preliminary round, and are now guaranteed a place among the 18 teams which will compete for the title next november. the other wildcard has been handed to argentina. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk?sport including the latest onjose mourinho and paul pogba. let's get more on the labour party conference. a key element ofjeremy corbyn‘s speech was a pledge to invest billions of pounds in renewable energy across the uk, and as he put it, "kickstart a green jobs revolution". let's take a look at
some of the details. central to the plan is a pledge to reduce the uk's net carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 — and to zero by 2050. to achieve that, 400,000 skilled jobs will need to be created. and labour says it would set aside £12.8bn to insulate homes during a first term in government ? so that all homes are energy efficient. changes to planning guidance will aim to encourage private investment to double onshore wind power over a decade, while offshore wind will be increased sevenfold, and solar power threefold. let's discuss this withjim watson, who's a director at the uk energy resarch centre. it describes itself as a focal point
for uk research on sustainable energy. thank you for coming in. some really, it seems to me, ambitious targets there in terms of emissions. talk us through your thoughts on whether it is doable. your reaction to that speech. we certainly need to increase ambition in the long term. that 2050 net zero emissions target. at the moment, we have a 80% reduction target compared to 1990. the paris agreement takes us to 1990. the paris agreement takes us in that direction and anticipates what the government asks its own advisers to advise on. it's going to be very challenging. 80% is very challenging so we are getting into a different world. he is saying 6096 by 2030 which is not very long way. as
an organisation, how much are you understand the specifics of how they wa nt to understand the specifics of how they want to try and do that? there is enough detail. the 60% is more looking at electricity and heating. transport is treated separately as far as transport is treated separately as farasi transport is treated separately as far as i understand it. that is the more challenging target. 2030 is only a decade away. some of it is doable. we have to work the scale of activity on renewable energy and energy efficient she. what is very challenging is moving homes to low carbon heating by that date. the number of homes doing that at the moment are very few. we have to shift away from gas, oil and what we used to heat our homes to meet the target as well as generating renewable electricity. he's talking about trying to do that. getting homes are properly insulated in the first term of a government. in the
space of four orfive first term of a government. in the space of four or five years, every home in this country would be insulated, heated, better, more efficiently than it is today?” think they are properly not saying that but they are pledging 12.5 billion to help do that. as i understand it, a quarter of energy demand cut from homes by 2030. how do we do that? is this real basics? solar panels on the roof? its energy efficiency, more insulation, a lot of homes don't have it still. energy—efficient appliances and boilers. then you start getting into the difficult stuff like solid wall insulation for homes that don't have cavities. achieving it is doable and is cost effective on a national basis but you need a lot of upfront investment hence the figures
announced. that is only a down payment. we will need a lot more by 2030. you welcome it as an ambition but i suppose people will start saying, great, i'd love to do that but where does the money come from? it is how you structure of the incentives and persuade people to do it. it's the best way to enforce standards. if you have an upgrade or extension, ru forced to do this? what is the financial mechanism? how do you help people who can't afford to do this was to mark it will require public investment and contributions from companies. we have had successful policies in the past though not in the last five yea rs. past though not in the last five years. this is a good signal that they want to kick—start action on this. but there is a long way to go. there is so much more to unpicking the speech but really good to see you.jim the speech but really good to see you. jim watson, thank you very much for joining you. jim watson, thank you very much forjoining us. an inquest into the death of a 15—year—old girl,
who died after eating a sandwich from pret a manger, has been hearing from staff on board the plane where she fell ill. natasha ednan—laperouse who had a severe sesame allergy, collapsed during a flight from heathrow to nice, and died in hospital a few hours later. our correspondent dan johnson is outside west london coroner's court. bring us up—to—date with the further details that have been heard today, dan. today we heard from the aircrew who were on that flight. 0ne dan. today we heard from the aircrew who were on that flight. one of the attendants described how about 30 minutes before landing, he was approached by natasha's father who said she was having an allergic reaction and needed help. he made sure that she was taken to the toilet and her father gave sure that she was taken to the toilet and herfather gave her an epi— pen injection to try and calm symptoms. he went to tell the pilot what was happening and suggested he
made a call to an advice line called midi link which is available to crew dealing with a medical emergency. the pilot never made the call. he was never able to connect for advice because he decided they were so close to the airport the best thing to do was focus on landing as quickly as possible. the pilot captain richard hunter described that was why he didn't divert the plane. he did explore options for alternative airports but ruled them out because it wouldn't have been any quicker. his focus was on bringing the plane down as quickly as possible in nice, the original destination it. there was a defibrillator on board the plane but it wasn't used and the flight attendant said it was because he didn't think natasha's condition was serious enough until very close to landing. just five, six, seven
minutes before landing when he realised she was having breathing difficulties and the doctor who came forward to help was delivering cpr but by that point the different beer later was at the back of the plane and they were at the front and it wouldn't have been saved to fetch it when they were so close to landing. paramedics met the plane and bought a defibrillator on board but couldn't save natasha's life. there we re couldn't save natasha's life. there were also questions about whether the allergy warnings at pret were clear enough. there is a lot more evidence to hear. the family are expecting conclusions by the end of friday. dan johnson at the inquest. a beluga whale has been spotted in the river thames again today — prompting further fears for its wellbeing. the rare marine mammal was initially seen near gravesend in kent yesterday afternoon. 0ur correspondent lauren moss is there. the beluga whale has been here for
over 24 hours and people have been coming and going along the banks of the river thames to get a glimpse of it. families with children and keen wildlife photographers. i spoke to one gentleman who had come all the way from doncaster to get a photograph. 0pportunities way from doncaster to get a photograph. opportunities are few and far between because the beluga whale is a camera shy. it is a wild animal. it has been spotted dozens of times this afternoon most recently around the back of that barge there. it breaks the surface of the water briefly and then disappears back under the water. it has been doing this on and off for the last five or six hours or so. it is causing a lot of excitement for people down here but there is a feeling of concern because this beluga whale is thousands of miles away from home and conservationists
are keeping a keen eye on it hoping it will be able to find its way back to where it belongs. i am joined by sam lippman from british divers marine rescue. you've been checking on the whale. today has been the first time we have been able to get eyes on it ourselves. we were able to assess its body condition and behaviour. so far we have relied on snapshot footage. at the moment it looks 0k. its condition is all right and there is nothing pressing we are worried about. it is behaving normally. taking few breaths and going down for deeper dives. it might be foraging. we don't know what quality of prey it is managing to fiery but that's what it looks like to us at the moment. it is holding its own against the tide. it looks like it is still swimming strongly and maybe feeding, which is
good. these whales usually live in the arctic. you said it might have come from greenland. how has it ended up in the river thames?m could be any number of things. it could be any number of things. it could be any number of things. it could be that it has lost track, navigational error. taken a wrong turn and ended up here. something could have disturbed it out in the ocean. underwater or overhead sounds. interfering with its navigation. it could be any number of things. it's difficult for us to save. we don't really see de lucas off the coast. —— we do not see belugas off the coast of this country. there have only been about 20 other. you are hoping it is going to swim away. can you help it on its way home? at the moment, it's in a
natural environment not dissimilar to where it is known to inhabit. they are used to river estuaries and tides. the water quality and conditions. they are used to similar temperatures to hear. they are quite diverse animals able to feed on a range of prey. actually, it's in a natural environment. it may not be its own but it isn't dissimilar even though it is far from its own but it isn't dissimilar even though it is farfrom home. we are keeping an eye on it. we don't see them here which is a concern but at them here which is a concern but at the moment the animal seems to be doing well so we are volunteering mammal medics to intervene should the animal strand. at the moment, there is not much to do. it is free ranging and getting on with it and seems to be doing all right. now a bit of a waiting game and hoping that the whale finds its way home under its own steam. people like sam
asking visitors to let them know if they spot the whale again so they can come and check. the headlines on bbc news — jeremy corbyn tells labour's conference in liverpool that he is "ready" to start work on a "radical plan to rebuild and transform our country". what is claimed to be the real identity of one of the russian agents involved in the sergei sk paltz poisoning —— skripal poisoning has been revealed. up to 170,000 people who've had hernia mesh implants
in england in the last six years could face painful complications. an investigation by the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire programme has found that some patients have been left unable to walk, or to work. the medicines and healthcare regulatory authority still backs the use of hernia mesh. anna collinson has this report. i can't even sleep properly. i used to sleep on my front. three hours a night, if i'm lucky now. regularly take pills. i have to, to function. i have so many times come close to ending it because of the pain. one in ten of us develop a hernia. the most common treatment involves a doctor pushing any bulging tissue back into the body and covering it with a piece of surgical mesh. in 2014 surgeons used a large piece to fix david ellis's recurring hernia. he woke up in pain and despite numerous visits to the doctors and pain clinics, nothing helped. he lost his job and much of his mobility. the victoria derbyshire programme can reveal the nhs has carried out nearly 570,000 hernia mesh operations in the past six years alone. leading surgeons believe the complication rate is between 12
and 30% which means up to 170,000 patients could be hit. yet we found nhs trusts in england have no consistent policy for guidelines on treatment or follow—up with patients. this doctor works in the private sector and has repaired 27,000 hernias, most of the time without mesh. she says there is a big demand for removal, but few surgeons have the skills to do it. it is really very, very difficult because the mesh is growing into the tissue, the material becomes so stiff, so sharp, that you can nearly hurt yourself if you touch the edge. she says 99.9% of these removals have been a success. i only have two patients so far who did not become pain—free after mesh removal. out of 3000? yes. the uk regulator for devices, the mhra, says it has no evidence which would alter its stance
on hernia mesh repairs. david, though, would consider himself evidence. i am a big bloke, i have always been strong, i have always looked after everybody else, and i can't do that. i can't even hold my granddaughter, for god's sake. david ellis ending that report from anna collinson. a brief update on the story we have brought you in the last half an hour regarding the novichok poisonings backin regarding the novichok poisonings back in march in salisbury. an investigative website says it has established the identity of one of the two men. you will remember this interview that the men gave saying they were tourists in salisbury back
in march. the website says it knows the chew identity. —— true identity. he isa the chew identity. —— true identity. he is a colonel in the russian army who has served with distinction. a statement from police in the uk, the two men are wanted by uk police after the cps authorised charges against the pair following the attack on so —— the skripals. we continue to appealfor any —— the skripals. we continue to appeal for any information. we are not going to comment on speculation
on their identities. it's the book that resulted in one of the most famous trials in british literary history. the copy of dh lawrence's lady chatterley‘s lover used by thejudge who presided over the trial for obscenity in 1960 is to be sold at auction. it's predicted to fetch as much as £15,000. 0ur arts correspondent, rebecca jones reports. it's the book that changed britain. dh lawrence's novel about a passionate affair between an aristocrat and her husband's gamekeeper. played here in this television adaptation by richard madden, who recently starred in the hit drama the bodyguard. although it was written in 1928, the novel had never been on sale here because of britain's strict obscenity laws. in 1960, penguin tried to publish the book but the company
was taken to court in a bid to stop its publication, as this bbc dramatisation of the sensational trial shows. is it a book that you would even wish your wife or servants to read? well, yes, it seems. thejudge's wife marked up the sexually explicit passages of the novel in her husband's copy. she wrote down the page numbers which featured lovemaking, and more lovemaking, as well as sections she considered coarse, on headed notepaper from the central criminal court. and have a look at this. she also hand—stitched a silk bag to conceal the book in. no doubt to prevent the press photographers from capturing an image of thejudge carrying the racy novel into court. the trial itself came to encapsulate the clash between the old establishment and the new wave of liberalisation in britain.
and penguin was acquitted. this represents such a key moment in our recent history, you know, the chatterley trial was such a moment at the opening of the 1960s, one of the great first moments for the permissive society. the book sold 200,000 copies on its first day of publication, and 2 million in two years. it was a novel everybody wanted, though book shops reported not everybody wanted to admit it. some of them just ask for lady c, some just give you three and six, and others ask for lady chatterley. this is far from the only copy of lady chatterley‘s lover to be read with particular attention to the sex scenes. but as the judge's copy, in one of the most notorious trials in british legal history, it is unique. rebecca jones, bbc news. time for a look at the weather.
here's mel coles with the forecast. a bit ofa a bit of a north—south split going on with our weather at the moment. the best of the fine dry weather to the south. clear blue skies by day, temperatures rising. 23 celsius in parts of north lincolnshire. the further north and west you go, the more likely you are to run into cloud and rain. we have got a weather front straight across far north of scotland bringing these outbreaks of rain this evening and overnight. it will eventually introduce much fresher conditions. some quite heavy bursts over northern isles but further south, under clear skies overnight, temperatures widely down into single figures. a touch of frost in rural
spots. temperatures holding up in double figures underneath the cloud and with all the rain. 0ur weather front slowly starts to slip southwards. as it does it will lose momentum. that rain becoming a bit more patchy. some heavy bursts before it starts to weaken. further south more sunshine and another warm day with temperatures really rising once the mist and fog has lifted. 0nce once the mist and fog has lifted. once again in the south—eastern sector, the highest temperatures. 23 celsius possible. behind that, something much cooler working its way in. temperatures onlyjust into double figures. as we head into thursday night and into friday, the weather front continues its journey down towards the south opening up
the floodgates for much cooler air to work its way down on the north. actually friday is looking quite a decent day with lengthy spells of sunshine once again for all. a bit more bubbling up through northwest in england and into scotland. even into friday, the further south and east you go temperatures will struggle just about reaching mid teens at best. that trend continues into the weekend. high pressure remains in the driving seat. a settled story but feeling much fresher. the best sunshine probably through saturday but temperatures in the mid—teens at best. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says his party is ready to govern
as he outlines his vision for a radical plan to rebuild and transform britain. in his closing speech at the labour party conference, he promised a green revolution and vowed to give parents more help with childcare. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, where the tories have divided and ruled, we will unite and govern. we represent the new common—sense of our time. applause we'll be looking at his vision for britain. also on the programme tonight: the salisbury nerve agent poisoning — one of the men involved is said to be a colonel in russian military intelligence. the infected blood inquiry hears a letterfrom former prime minister sirjohn major, rejecting victims calls for compensation, but suggesting some should apply for a lottery grant for care.