this is bbc news. i'm gavin esler. the headlines at nine. theresa may will be the first world leader to meet president trump when she travels to washington on friday — trade, nate and brexit are on the agenda. after hundreds of thousands took to the streets in protest against the new president — the white house accuses the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration. we have a massive field of people.” get up this morning and this show an empty field. —— on the show. —— they show. the ministry of defence says it has absolute confidence in the uk's nuclear defence system after reports that a trident missile test went wrong. also in the next hour — calls for more to be done to encourage women to have smear tests. a charity says health officials in england are not doing enough —
more than a million women didn't respond to the invitation last year. the defeated president of the gambia — yahya jammeh — has left the country he's run since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago. andy murray crashes out of the australian open after the shock defeat in the fourth round. good morning and welcome to bbc news. theresa may will become the first foreign leader to meet the new us president in washington. they're due to have talks on friday. the announcement was made during donald trump's first day in office, which also saw a series of protests against his administration — and white house attacks on the media. our us correspondent david willis has more. crowd: hey, hey! ho, ho! donald trump has got to go! in the nation's capital, they have rarely seen a rally quite like this. not since the vietnam war have
so many people come together, in defence of women's rights and minority rights, liberties these people believe could be imperilled by the presidency of donald trump. that rally was under way, less concerned about secrets, the man himself was visiting the headquarters of the cia whilst that rally was under way, less concerned about secrets, it appeared, than crowd sizes, in particular reports of the attendance at his inauguration the previous day. i made a speech. i looked out, the field was... it looked like a million, 1.5 million people. they showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there. that theme was echoed in an unscheduled news conference a short while later. before confirming that britain's theresa may would be the first foreign leader to visit president trump, the new white house press spokesman railed against reports that mr trump had failed to attract as large a crowd to his inauguration as barack obama.
this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. official estimates of crowd sizes are not released, but aerial photographs appear to contradict the trump administration's assessment. nonetheless, mr spicer, in his first briefing at the white house, went on to issue a thinly veiled threat to reporters covering the trump presidency. we're going to hold the press accountable, as well. he will take his message directly to the american people, where his focus will always be. size clearly matters greatly to donald trump, and regardless of the inauguration crowds, the crowd at yesterday's protest was so large that a march on the white house proved impossible, because there were so many people present. it is a question of which will ultimately prove the most unpalatable to the new administration, the messenger or the message.
the ministry of defence has insisted it has full confidence in the trident nuclear defence system, despite reports that a rare test—firing went wrong last year. the sunday times says an unarmed missile fired from a submarine in the atlantic ocean veered off course and in the direction of the united states. the rocket was not armed. andy moore reports. this is what the launch of a trident missile looks like. it is an expensive business. even an unarmed missile costs around £70 million, so it doesn't happen very often. no video has been released of last year's launch, because, says the sunday times, it went badly wrong. according to the paper, hms vengeance was stationed about 200 miles off the coast of florida. it was due to fire the missile 5,600 miles, to a location off the west coast of africa. instead the rocket veered off—target, heading towards the us.
all this was just a few weeks before a crucial vote in parliament to spend £40 billion on building a new generation of trident submarines. one labour former defence minister is now calling for an inquiry. the government hasn't denied that the missile from hms vengeance may have veered off—course, but it said the capability and effectiveness of the trident missile was unquestionable. in a statement, a spokesman added... the government and the prime minister are now expected to face further questions about what exactly did happen with the trident launch last year. a charity says health officials in england are doing too
little to encourage women to have smear tests. jo's cervical cancer trust says that over the past five years there's been a 3% drop in the number of women having the checks, and that more than a million women didn't respond to the invitation last year. it also found that embarrassment about the test were putting people off. smitha mundasad reports. a smear of lipstick to encourage women not to ignore their smear tests. they are offered to women aged 25 to 64, to help prevent cervical cancer. last yea r‘s campaign drew celebrity support, from the model cara delevingne to reality star lauren pope, and the charity behind it says this year their message has never been more important. at the moment, in england, for example, the number of women who attend cervical screening is at a 19—year low. that is hugely concerning, because if it carries on, we are going to see more women diagnosed, we are sadly going to see more women passing away, and we just don't want that to happen.
the charity's latest survey suggests half of women aged 25 to 29 have put off getting a smear test. the reasons — more than a quarter said they were too embarrassed, a similar numbersaid they were worried about pain, and almost one in ten said they had never had the test at all. nhs england says it is particularly worried about the fall in young women getting smears in the last few years, because that has been linked to a rise in women under 35 getting cervical cancer. it says it is working on projects to encourage more young women to take up the tests. the defeated president of the gambia — yahya jammeh — has left the country he's run since seizing power in a coup 22 years ago. he had been refusing to step down despite losing a presidential election to adama barrow last month.
sarah corker reports. with a small wave yahya jammeh went into exile after 22 year rule. he boarded a plane destined for nearby guinea. his loyal supporters were visibly upset that this political crisis to the relief of many is now over. his departure came 2a hours after he went on state elements television to say he would finally relinquish power. he refused to accept decembers election defeat and troops were on the border to move in with force. the situation became so intense that the new president barrow took the oath of office in
neighbouring senegal. he has had an influence at the last 25 —— the last 22 years at the highest level. gambians excelled by the crisis will slowly return home. details of the exit plan not made public. thank god abdul know it has been a clean operation. it shows that nobody has the right to impose an election result. as yahya jammeh disappeared into the darkness human rights activists demanded he be held accountable for alleged abuses such as torture and detention of opponents. gambians who aborted for change described his departure as a victory for their country. —— gambians who voted for change.
at least 36 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the indian state of andhra pradesh. many people are still trapped in the wreckage and rescuers warn that the death toll could rise. it is not yet clear what caused the train to derail. four people have been killed after a tornado hit a small town in mississippi. it left a a trail of destruction around 30 kilometres long and almost a kilometre wide. houses were destroyed and power was knocked out as the tornado touched down in hattiesburg in the middle of the night. the authorities in chile have declared a state of emergency in a vast area affected by the country's worst forest fires in decades. there are currently more than 70 uncontrolled fires in chile's central region. hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and the army has been brought in to help tackle the blazes. french voters will begin the process of choosing a presidential candidate for the ruling socialist party today.
former prime minister manuel valls is among the seven people competing for the nomination. the current president, francois hollande, is not seeking re—election. our correspondent, hugh schofield is in paris. is valls the favourite? probably but nobody knows who will be voting in this primary. nobody knows whether there will be a big turnout from the ha rd left there will be a big turnout from the hard left who are going to try to keep out valls whether there will be a big turnout from mentioned supporters who believe that valls has the best chance to represent the left in a dignified way. i guess at the end of today we will see two candidates go through, one broadly from the right and that will probably be valls and two from the left of the party, one other of them
will probably go through as well. as we have reflected in conversations over months now, the centre—left in europe, including britain, has been ina mess europe, including britain, has been in a mess for a while and in france it has been particular bad with a dismal approval rating for hollande. whoever wins this primary is most unlikely to get very far in the actual presidential election. as things stand whoever wins this primary is fifth placed in the presidential race. you have the national front and a mainstream right and then you have two other characters who broadly call themselves left, on the centre—left themselves left, on the centre—left the liberal emmanuel marcon and
anotherformer the liberal emmanuel marcon and another former socialist on the far left whose ratings are far ahead of anyone in the actual socialist party. all focuses on the socialist party. all focuses on the socialist party now but they are indeed deep disarray and we're looking back to the 60s for the last time that the polls were so bad for the socialist party candidate. back then it was a communist party that was the real bannerfor the communist party that was the real banner for the left and now the socialists, the actual party, the historic party that should be the bannerfor the historic party that should be the banner for the left is in such a sorry state that your winter ‘s primary meet tonight to be fourth or fifth or sixth placed when it comes to the actual race. i wondered how many big waves or otherwise marine le pen made yesterday. there was a gathering of the far right in koblenz in germany. she is saying it asa domino koblenz in germany. she is saying it
as a domino effect from brexit an eu will collapse. how's that going down in the french press? it has been reported widely here. she sat feels she has the wind in her sales and the trump inauguration speech, america first, is music to her yea rs. america first, is music to her years. what she wants is re—emergence of nations protections in france first. she feels that the tide is moving with her. it is arguable that she has a point that i think the big picture remains that the odds are stacked against. it is very to see marine le pen pulling offa very to see marine le pen pulling off a donald trump in france. the best comparison i can think of as with the commonest back in the 40s and 50s and 60s we had a block of support and resource at the 25% range and extremely important for us but everyone you could never ever
win because the laws be too much of a majority against it when it came to the second round of elections and all the selections in france in two rounds. that is where she is out now, extremely buoyant employing ahead but probably still unelectable. but you might say? —— who to say. we have not mentioned francois fillon. there is talk about what we do about russia relations with russia and so on. francois fillon seems to be a bit warmer towards bridging then other french leaders. —— vladimir putin. towards bridging then other french leaders. -- vladimir putin. tags get depend on people and francois fillon has become the pro—russian. he differs from mainstream opinion such
as it has been up till now in the government. he believes that the sanctions should be eased off and he believes it is important to have a constructive relationship with a vladimir putin who knows personally from the time that they were both prime ministers but to betray him as somebody who is a marine le pen type figure of trump type figure —— portray him who relishes the fact of a strong leader and believes the world will be broken down into handful of powerful nation states wonder those deal—makers and france could be among them, i do not think that a vision of francois fillon. that may be the vision of marine le pen arguably but i believe that francois fillon police are realigning of policy and believes that isolationism of russia has been defeating but he does not believe
that the whole world should be rewritten a la donald trump. theresa may will be the first world leader to meet president trump when she travels to washington on friday — trade, nato and brexit are on the agenda. the white house accuses the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration. we have a massive field of people. the ministry of defence says it has absolute confidence in the uk's nuclear defence system after reports that a trident missile test went wrong. long delays in assessing the needs of patients are fuelling a bed—blocking crisis in hospitals, according to the watchdog,
healthwatch england. research seen by the bbc‘s 5 live investigates programme, suggests many social care assessments are not happening within the recommended time of six weeks. emma forde reports. nhs england says, at the end of november last year, nearly 7,000 hospital beds were occupied by patients who should have been discharged. it says one in three remained in hospital because of delays in assessment, and care packages not being in place. healthwatch england has investigated how widespread delays in social care assessments are, both in the community and in hospitals. the longest reported delay in the community was nearly two years. it said that data from local authorities on waiting times for assessments was incredibly patchy. not only that, it also found assessment reviews, which according to the care act should be done every 12 months to assess changing needs, simply aren't being done. the department of health said it was investing £900 million of additional funding into adult social care over the next two years, and will continued to challenge local authorities that fail to carry out timely assessments. and you can hear more on this story on 5 live investigates from ”am today. rescue teams have been working
looking for survivors in italy. for a third day in the mountains rescue teams are picking their way through the debris. about 30 people had been in the lobby when the avalanche it. this man escaped by hiding in a boiler room. translation: i don't think anyone expected an avalanche. there was a lot of snow beforehand. we risked getting cut off. rescuers made it two for suppliers. none of was seriously injured. ——
survivors. this woman was the final member of her family to survivors. this woman was the final member of herfamily to be rescued. concrete walls have protected them from the avalanche. fresh rescue teams have revealed their exhausted colleagues. —— relieved. the brazilian football club, chapecoense have played their first match since after nearly all of its players were killed in a plane crash. the team, which was mostly made up of players on loan from other clubs, met the country's current champions. it is kick—off time for the new chapecoense. the fans have crowded the conda arena to watch their comeback. with fresh new signings, the team is taking a big step back into the game.
the flight carrying the chapecoense squad crashed in the mountains, close to the city of medellin, in november. investigators in colombia found it had run out of fuel. defender neto was the last person to be pulled from the wreckage. last week, he managed to walk again. translation: they told me the truth three days before i came back to chapeco. it was the saddest day of my life. i asked about my team—mates, and the doctors said they weren't here any more. ijust couldn't believe it. ahead of today's match, the families of the crash victims were given medals in the players‘ honour. the survivors received the copa sudamericana trophy, a tribute to the final they didn't get to play. it was an emotional moment for everyone. i feel very great because, i guess, this is the dream of my father, my father's dream, and i think we need to keep coming here and being... i don't know what to say, i'm very emotional right now. it is 71 minutes into the game, and the match has stopped
to remember the 71 victims of the crash. instead of a minute of silence, a moment of sheer energy. the match is a draw, but the chapecoense scored twice, filling fans with hope, as the new team strives for a successful future. julia carniero, bbc news, chapeco, brazil. the time new cars are allowed on britain's roads before they need an mot could go up from three to four years, under government proposals. the department for transport said safer technology and improved manufacturing means new vehicles stay roadworthy for longer. the change, which could come in from 2018, would bring britain in line with northern ireland and many other european countries. jane austen may be one of britain's favourite authors, but little is known about what she looked like. only one portrait was made during her lifetime — a sketch by her sister. that was one of the challenges
facing the artist who's been tasked with creating what's thought to be the first public statue of the writer to mark 200 years since her death. ben moore reports. piano music. "how quick come the reasons for approving what we like." jane austen in her novel, persuasion. it is hoped the town of basingstoke will echo that sentiment over a bronze statue of the world—renowned hampshire author. it is like she is walking down the stairs and someone says "good morning" and she says "good morning" back. she was a real person, a headstrong woman of her time, living in her time. she is relevant for us today walking past her as her work is still here. the statue has taken shape from adam's early sketches, but finding a real likeness of jane austen has historically been a problem, as only two
portraits were ever done. i have to go back and study from life. i have to read between the lines of what was written about her and i have to pull together a real face. she was born just a few miles outside of basingstoke in steventon. and basingstoke is staking its claim. jane austen knew basingstoke well. she even attended social gatherings at the assembly hall here in market square, where her statue will go. it was alljust such a great influence on her that here she wrote the first draft of pride and prejudice. many places have been better to try to claim jane austen. on the 200th anniversary of her death, we want a prominent —— permanent memorial to the fact she is our most famous of residents. it has taken two years and almost £100,000 to bring this forward. virtually everyone we have discussed
this with has come on board. really, the association with basingstoke is not as well—known as it should be. that is what we want to celebrate, that jane austen spent time here and lived and shopped and danced in basingstoke. the final and rather delicate work has now been done and it will be cast in april, leaving this town with a sense of pride, not prejudice. when it comes to rally driving, the aim is to get round the course as quickly as possible. the aim is to get round the course but for one world record holderfrom britain, the biggest challenge could simply be getting to the start line. after her sponsors pulled out, louise cook was forced to put her trophies up for sale in order to fund her next race. frankie mccamley has been to meet her. louise has been competing professionally in rally driving for seven years. in 2012 she became a world record—holder in the sport. when i first set foot in a rally car, obviously i found it amazing to just be controlling the car,
and instantly hooked, really. such an amazing feeling. but now she may be forced to drop out of her latest competition, after her main sponsors delayed their plans. instead, she is trying to raise the money herself, by putting her winning trophy up for sale. when i first listed it on ebay, to be honest, all that day i felt sick. itjust didn't feel right. but after a couple of days, i kind of get used to the idea, and ijust thought, well, i would rather that the trophy goes than the whole season go. a funding group set up by supporters have raised enough to halt the auction for now. but, with nearly £20,000 left to find, the 29—year—old may still be forced to sell. women face greater challenges finding sponsorship
in their sports than men. partly because of the perception of the sport, that sometimes it is perceived that women's sport is less technical, less good, less valued than men's sport, partly because of the lack of coverage for it. despite this, louise says she is not giving up. to her, crossing the finish line is her only option. he was in the lowest temperatures this morning down 2—8 as part of east anglia and south—east england, the best of the day sunshine. this view from derbyshire shows frost on the ground with some code around. not so much sunshine elsewhere in the uk and parts of south—western with two wheels and into scotland with two wheels and into scotland with a cloud of stick and they can get a few light showers. there will
be some to flurries smashed into scotland. he is a picture across the uk at three o'clock this afternoon. still the chance for the odd shower in cornwall. mostly rain into the north west wales. in a standard temperature is recovering and sparkling sunshine after frosty start. chance of light showers in the midlands. cloud will party at times for some bright spells. a fine afternoon in northern ireland. ple nty afternoon in northern ireland. plenty cloud across scotland and a few wintry flurries with sleet and si'iow few wintry flurries with sleet and snow not amount to much but feeling cold at around just three celsius. into tonight frost comes back in any shows will tend to fade away but we're dealing go into the night it could tonight in places. we are concerned about falkirk. fog patches especially in parts of england and wales the monday morning rush hour. not everybody will see it but as it could be dense and there will be freezing fog patches. that could cause of these problems. bear that in mind and do check the situation before you head out of the morning. it is not as monday morning. the
same risk as they are into tuesday morning and particularly into england and wales. with some of that focus on monday morning it may still be there even into the afternoon. very reluctant to clear. temp just perhaps no better than freezing. elsewhere available cloud and some sunny spells and better visibility compared to those foggy areas and while still on the chilly side. that is so we're starting with the temperature is mostly in the range of three celsius to six celsius. as we go into monday evening some frost coming back for some. for pats into tuesday mornings, most at risk are pa rt of tuesday mornings, most at risk are part of england and wales again. looking ahead to see how the weather develops in the week, england and wales rose to high pressure and still settled for a time. cold and frosty nights and risk of fog patches but for scotland and northern ireland and the wind picks up northern ireland and the wind picks up and low pressure gets closer and by the end of the week it will be turning wetter.