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this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at five: thousands of prison officers in london and the south east of england are to get a pay increase of up to £5,000. iraqi forces say they have captured several villages on the first day of their offensive to re—take western mosul from so called islamic state. save the children warn that 350,000 children could be trapped in the city. it is iraq's last city held by the islamic state but the assault on the last day of the islamic state is now under way. the chief executive of sainsbury‘s calls for "fundamental reforms" of business rates, amid concerns upcoming rises could spark closures on the high street. white house chief of staff reince priebus echo‘s donald trump's claims that he receives unfair treatment in some parts of the media. we don't believe everyone is lousy
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in the media, we don't believe everything is bad but there are some things that are really bad, and he categorises that as fake. what next for lincoln city, as they wait their fate in the fa cup draw tonight? they're the first non—league club in the fa cup quarter finals draw for over 100 years. find out who they will play at 18:30 on the bbc news channel. stand next to me now on this altar stone, its threshold just one step from the rest of our lives... a new app guides hill walkers to locations which unlock poetry on their phones using gps technology. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. thousands of prison officers atjails in london and south—east
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england are to get a pay increase of between three and 5,000 pounds. ministers have made the offer to try to boost recruitment and to retain workers in prisons, which are under pressure from violence and staff shortages. but there'll be no extra pay for senior officers. here's our home affairs correspondent, june kelly. they're the front line in ourjails, but there aren't enough of them. the shortage of staff is seen as one of the key causes of the problems in prisons. in somejails, officers are struggling on a daily basis simply to maintain control. now the government is putting in place a £12 million pay package to try to retain existing staff and recruit new prison officers. this is wandsworth jail, in south london, and staff here will benefit. the offer is limited to prisons in the capital and the south east. ministers say they're under the greatest pressure. but this has been condemned
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as ‘divisive‘ by the prison 0fficers‘ association. they maintain the pay package is tantamount to putting a plaster over a gaping wound. we're welcoming the additional money for our members, of course we are. but we don't think this goes far enough to solving the prison crisis. we believe it needs to be a national issue. we weren't properly consulted on this either, so we believe that if the secretary of state wants to make these arbitrary decisions on pay, then she should consult us fully and we can point out the inconsistencies and problems that will arise as a result of this policy. the offer is for standard grade 3 prison officers, not for more senior supervisors or specialists. each will receive a pay hike of at least £3,000. for new recruits, the pay package will be boosted by 5,000. a sweetener to try to get people into thejob. the justice secretary, liz truss, has already announced plans to recruit 2,500 more prison officers, but it will be the end of 2018 before they're all in place.
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it's not something you can sort out in weeks or months, it takes time to recruit people, it takes time to bring those people on. but i'm absolutely determined to deal with that. thejustice secretary rejects claims that, as a country, we are locking up too many people. prison reform campaigners believe we are, and this is a fundamental part of the problem. she has to get the numbers down, at the same time as improving staff morale, pay, retention and training. she also has a problem with community sentences, which are also in a mess. the justice system has to work for victims, the taxpayers, the staff and for people in it. and at the moment, it's not working for anybody. while today's pay package announcement is about trying to bring new people in, those in the service say the challenge is not just recruiting staff, it is retaining them. june kelly, bbc news. earlier i spoke to the former mp jonathan aitken.
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he now campaigns on prison reform, having spent time in prison himself. he welcomed today's announcement by liz truss. i think it is a good initiative and the prison officers who are getting these pay rises are worth every penny because theirjob is becoming increasingly dangerous and all kinds of pressures, which have mounted hugely because of the staff shortages and staff cuts. she is making the right move. is it enough? i rather doubt it. i thinkjust £12 million is very welcome, but the bbc panorama programme which seems to have escalated some of the arguments was all about a prison in northumberland and this increase is only going to prisons in the southeast and london. i think there will be
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a demand from other prisons to see the same generosity by the government. presumably, liz truss had a choice. she could have either given certain prison officers a pay rise, which is what she's doing, or she could have recruited more. i think they're trying to do both, but as they have discovered, it is very difficult to recruit and train and install prison officers and above all, i know having been in prison, that there is a strange chemistry of wary respect between prison officers and sensible prisoners, but the prison officers who gain that respect are experienced, so you need to hang on to the people who had been there some considerable time. the problem with recruiting inexperienced prison officers is that they can't so easily control a wing full of 90 or 100 prisoners without the character
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and experience and wisdom that goes with that. there is a lot of catching up from this totally avoidable crisis. three successive justice secretaries allowed 7000 prison officers to be made redundant cause of pressure from the treasury and i think that was a grave mistake and we are paying for it. she is clearing up the mess and it won't be cleared up quickly and i think the prison crisis is deepening rather than easing, although the move she is taking is the right move and it will perhaps help a couple of yea rs and it will perhaps help a couple of years down the line. you have seen the footage from panorama and elsewhere showing in some cases a system whereby the prisoners seem to
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be in charge, in some cases, rather than the prison officers. how much has prison life changed since you we re has prison life changed since you were in prison? you spend several months in prison in the late 1990s, how different were things then?” think it's changed hugely. when i was there in belmarsh, still britain's toughest prison, a big number of prisons were controlled by a small number of prison officers whose experience and character counted for far more than their uniforms and truncheons. 0nce counted for far more than their uniforms and truncheons. once you start to lose the critical mass of prison officers who can be summoned onto a wing if the fight starts or something like that, but if you lose that critical mass it is very difficult to get it back and the difficult to get it back and the difficult prisoners know that they can very easily get in charge of a wing so the nurse that was revealed by the panorama programme is real in many prisons and it's getting worse, and the only antidote to it is to
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recruit and train and try to retain more experienced prison officers. we have a long way to go before this crisis ends. that's the former mp and former prisonerjonathan aitken. iraqi security forces have started a major new offensive against the so—called islamic state in mosul. iraq's second—largest city was seized by the extremist group over two years ago as they took control of northern and western iraq. last month, the eastern half of mosul was recaptured. but around three quarters of1 million civilians remain in the west of the city, which is still controlled by is. bill hayton reports. shortly after dawn, but without any apparent urgency, iraqi government artillery opened fire. in the distance, several kilometres away, smoke rose into the morning sky. the assault won't be a surprise to the population of mosul. after the capture of the eastern half of the city last month, it was only a matter of time before government forces advanced into the west, and the operation
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was announced by the iraqi prime minister. translation: i call on our brave forces to proceed with courage to liberate the other half of mosul and its peoples from the oppression of the islamic state group forever. it is believed there could be as many as 3,000 is fighters in the west, hidden among more than 600,000 civilians. in the densely packed streets, the fighting will be intense. the united nations has called on government forces to ensure the safety of those civilians is of paramount importance. the operation to retake the city began four months ago, and military commanders are warning that it could be just as long again, before it's finished. earlier this morning our middle east correspondent quentin sommerville, who's with the iraqi forces, sent this update from the front line. iraqi special forces police
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are now moving forward. they've breached their own defences and they‘ re heading towards the so—called islamic state, who lie just beyond that hill about two kilometres away. all morning here, coalition aircraft have been overhead, dropping very large bombs on those positions, softening them up so that these troops can then go in. there's no real element of surprise in modern warfare, and last night, the residents of western mosul, who are just over there, were warned in leaflet drops to stay in their homes. these men, let'sjust spin round and we can show you, they're all lining up and getting ready for the battle. look, there's a tank coming in just up there. these men aren't expecting an easy time of it today because they know from drone footage that the islamic state have dug deep tunnels in the villages just south of western mosul and that they're waiting with car bombs and plenty of fighters, a hard—core of fighters remaining in western mosul, which of course is iraq's last city held by the islamic state.
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but the assault on that last redoubt of the islamic state is now under way. save the children say hundreds of thousands of children are trapped in western mosul. aram shakaram from the charity says there's concern for civilians. we believe there are over 800,000 population trapped in western mosul. among them, over 350,000 children who have been suffering since the beginning of the previous operation. also, under the control of isis for the last two years. at the moment there is no escape. we are happy to hear that the government of iraq has prioritised civilian protection in this operation and we hope that will be the case. at the moment, there are no escape routes. since the beginning of the operation
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this morning, we have not seen anybody that has made it to safety, to nearby places where we are present on the ground for support. what we are hearing from people in western mosul is that they have almost run out of supplies in western mosul. water is the most critical need that they have at the moment and there is a lot of fear. children, there is not much in terms of medicine and supplies. the chief executive of sainsbury‘s has intervened in the row about the revaluation of business rates, which takes effect in april. mike coupe says the current system is archaic and needs fundamental reform, because it favours online businesses. some high street retailers say they will see rates rise dramatically, though the government says the majority of firms will pay the same or less. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. the vast majority of companies on this high—street in oxford street will be paying higher business rates from april, that is because business rates are a tax on the value of commercial property.
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of course, in london and the south—east, property prices have soared in the last seven years since they were last assessed for rates. if you have a large property footprint, like many supermarkets do, including sainsbury‘s, tesco and waitrose, you will want wholesale reform in how rates are assessed. but the reality is that the vast majority of companies will be paying less or more in england where this applies. half the money will stay in the local community, because it goes to local authorities rather than central government. that won't, though, stop the calls for the chancellor, philip hammond, to look at this issue perhaps in next month's budget. the chief financial officer of the new river retail group
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which owns more than 350 pubs and 33 shopping centres across the uk, told me a review of business rates had been long overdue. the vast majority of companies on this high—street in oxford street will be paying higher business rates from april, that is because business rates are a tax on the value of commercial property. of course, in london and the south—east, property prices have soared in the last seven years since they were last assessed for rates. if you have a large property footprint, like many supermarkets do, including sainsbury‘s, tesco and waitrose, you will want wholesale reform in how rates are assessed. we've been arguing for a blue regions have been subsidising london. london has benefited from the growth in the economy in london and the south—east particularly, as and the south—east particularly, as a consequence of that we believe the regions have been subsidising london because this exercise was lost on by the government seven years ago and therefore the current values don't
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reflect the current commercial values of the assets. but some businesses have been reporting potentially huge hikes that could put them out of business, that can't make you happy. this is a complex area, we have to look at each individual case in its isolation. we have a number of independent retailers in our portfolio, butchers and bakers for example. we have achieved good for those retailers. for our butchers the average rate although is going down. you have to look at this in isolation and it is too complex to look at it in general. the headlines on bbc news: thousands of prison officers in london and in the south—east of england are to get an instant pay increase of up to £5,000. the
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charity save the children say 350,000 children are trapped in western mosul as iraqi troops begun to try to recapture the city. the chief executive of sainsbury‘s calls for fundamental reforms of business rates amid concerns upcoming rises could spark closures on the high street. spurs have already booked their place in the quarterfinals, harry kane scored a hat—trick as they eased past fulham. wigan warriors have won the world club challenge, beating sharks 22—6. joe burgess ran in three tries for wigan. and judd trump is fighting back
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having trailed 4—0, nowjust 5—3 down to bingham. the first to nine wins the title. i will be back with more at 6:30pm. i will see you then. the us defence secretary has said he doesn't have any issues with the press nor does he consider journalists the enemy of the american people. his comments come after president trump used the phrase to describe some us media organisations, which he accuses of broadcasting fake news. i've had some rather contentious times with the press, but no, the press as far as i'm concerned are a constituency that we deal with, and i don't have any issues with the press myself. the president's chief of staff reince priebus has been defending mr trump's comments
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about the media — but told nbc that he believed in a free press. ican i can assure you the president believes in the first amendment, he believes in the first amendment, he believes in the free press, i believes in the free press, i believe in those things. we don't believe in those things. we don't believe everyone is lousy in the media, but there are some things that are really bad. he categorises that are really bad. he categorises that as fake news. what we have been through over the last ten days has been unbelievable, the leaks, the fa ke been unbelievable, the leaks, the fake stories, anonymous accusations. that stuff is bad. in the next 15 minutes we are expecting a statement from the us vice president, mike pence, who was in brussels, and the belgian prime minister. we will be monitoring that for you and bringing it to you live when it happens. a two—year—old boy who went missing in perthshire this morning has been found dead in a nearby river. the toddler disappeared close to the bridge of cally and was found in the river erichtjust over
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an hour later. he was treated at the scene by paramedics but sadly did not survive. his family are being supported by the police. greater manchester police have launched a criminal investigation after claims that hundreds of forensic test results issued by a laboratory in manchester my have been tampered with. two men have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. randox testing services are co—operating with the investigation. earlier i spoke to our reporter phillip norton, who's in manchester. the samples are tested the traces of alcohol and drugs. that evidence is then used in court proceedings. up to 500 drug test results carried out since november 2015 may have been compromised due to what randox says
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is the manipulation of quality control data which supports test results. this might have an impact on criminal cases which have already been concluded and this was to light i this compa ny‘s been concluded and this was to light i this company's own internal inquiries and as a result greater manchester police have launched their own investigation into what has taken place here. what are randox saying about these arrests? we understand they have issued a list of potential cases which have been affected to all the police forces who have been affected by this. randox testing services said there is no evidence the samples themselves were subject to any interference and in a statement the company has said these actions were in contravention of our well—established robust practices and procedures. they say they are working tirelessly to fully assess the impact and implications for each case. where possible, they say,
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samples will be rerun to provide robust, uncompromised results. two men have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course ofjustice and released on police bail. lord mandelson, a former labour cabinet minister, has urged peers to not "throw in the towel early" when they debate the process of triggering brexit. the government has warned lords not to block the legislation which will start the uk's withdrawal from the eu. the house of lords will begin debating the article 50 bill tomorrow and earlier, our political correspondent tom bateman, told me the process will be taken very seriously. we're expecting nearly 200 peers of the realm to talk in this debate. there will be approaching record numbers in the debate. that gives you a sense of the way in which many of the peers want to influence this process, as this bill passes for the first time to the house of lords. the government's intention is for it to go through parliament completely unaltered, a clean bill, says
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the government has the right to begin the brexit process. but many labour and liberal democrat peers are slapping an amendment on to the books as fast as they can and there will be pages of these that potentially will be debated in the laws of the next couple of weeks. two areas where lord mandelson and others are hoping for most success are in trying to get the government on the statute book, law to have to come to parliament to give mps and peers a vote on any deal before it is signed off by theresa may. the government has already made a verbal agreement to that, they want this in law. the second area is the right of eu citizens in the uk. lord mandelson was pretty confident that they could get somewhere with these issues. here is what he had to say on the andrew marr show this morning. i think there is a strong body of opinion across party and most independent peers as well that both these issues are very serious, but when it comes to eu citizens,
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the british government is not negotiating with itself, there will be people among the member states who say no, we don't want to take this issue now, we will take it later on during the course of the negotiation, as it is as much a negotiating gambit for them as it is for britain. the government doesn't have a majority in the house of lords, and it was interesting after the house of commons vote, some of the expressions, and, on the night of that vote, if the lords try to meddle with this or block it they could face an existential threat, that the public might be calling for the lords to be abolished. downing street rowed back on that and said it was no such threat. but i think it is interesting that the government knows it still could face some opposition, this could be a time where some peers may try to delay things, so i think
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they are taking no chances. the justice secretary said this this morning. it was voted for conclusively the in the house of commons. the leader of the lords said last week that they wouldn't be holding it up and were looking at scrutinising. it is a simple bill on do we trigger article 50, the british people voted for that, clearly in the referendum, and the house of lords needs to get on with that. it is possible there could be some parliamentary ping—pong over this, having the government will try to avoid that, but that is probably a worst—case scenario for them. ministers remain confident they will get this through and it will be ina position to trigger article 50 processed doing the course of march. malaysian police say they are seeking four more north korean suspects in connection with the death of kim jong—nam, the half brother of the north korean leader. he died shortly after being sprayed with a chemical at kuala lumpur airport last week.
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four people have been arrested. this indonesian woman says she was tricked into participating. she says she thought she was on the television prank show. 0ne she thought she was on the television prank show. one north korean citizen is also in custody, thought to be the man escorted here by malaysian police. now the authorities have asked for interpol‘s help to find at least four more north koreans who all entered and exited the country using fa ke entered and exited the country using fake passports. they left our country the same day the incident happened. and more suspects are also wanted, people of interest who might know how the killing was carried
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out. four suspects have been identified. but still the question of what will be done with the body. malaysian law requires the family to come in person to claim his corpse. the next person has to come forward. i have given time frame, and if still they don't come forward, then we have to look for the next option. i don't disclose it at the moment. we wait and see. it is unclear whether mr kim's children could travel to the morgue where the autopsy was conducted or perhaps the law requires the presence of this man, the victim's have sibling, north korean leader, kimjong—un. south korea
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while kim jong—nam was alive, the thinking goes, he remained a threat to his half brother and the grip on power inside north korea. the biggest storm to hit california for several years has biggest storm to hit california for several yea rs has left biggest storm to hit california for several years has left at least four people dead and around 150,000 homes without power. giant sinkholes appeared in some roads — a fire crew managed to get out of this engine before it was swallowed on the main motorway from los angeles to las vegas. this was another sinkhole in studio city where a woman was rescued from the roof of her car moments before a second empty vehicle was swallowed up. a rocket has blasted off from the historic launch pad at the kennedy space centre in florida for the first time since the space shuttle programme ended six years ago. the private spacex falcon rocket is carrying cargo to replenish supplies on the international space station.
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launch pad 39a first became famous in the 1960s for the giant saturn five rockets nasa used to carry astronauts to the moon. more than 5,000 people have travelled on the first timetabled steam train service on the settle to carlisle railway line in half a century. tornado, the newest steam locomotive in britain, pulled 12 northern services between the 14th and 16th of february. northern rail said the event as "a remarkable success" and has not ruled out running similar services again. the three—day event was part of celebrations to mark the upcoming reopening of the line after landslides closed a long stretch. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather 110w. it hasn't felt much like winter this weekend, with temperatures of 1a degrees and a little sunshine it was
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pleasa nt degrees and a little sunshine it was pleasant for some but not for all. in contrast, a lot of cloud for many parts of the country because we are bathed in atlantic air. that is coming into the cornwall coast. you can see the slow creeping in the cloud through the day, the brightness is slowly disappearing in eastern areas. it remained bright, at least, if it was not sunny. 0vernight, the weather front will usherin 0vernight, the weather front will usher in patchy rain and drizzle, all of that misty low cloud lowers onto the hills and to the coast. we will have heavy rain for a time for parts of scotland, and as it meanders southwards it tends to peter out. it gives us a lot of cloud, a brisk wind and more rain coming into the north—west. it will bea mild coming into the north—west. it will be a mild night. these temperatures are higher than the daytime averages at this time of year. that is the middle of february. monday morning, quite brave. 0pening middle of february. monday morning, quite brave. opening the curtains first thing, some hill fog around, coastal fog, potentially to the
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bristol channel, around cardigan bay and into the irish sea. so, not much brightness on offer first thing. as well as the low cloud, we will have a fairly brisk wind blowing across parts of northern england and north—east scotland. there could be gusts of a0 or 50 mph. not a particularly pleasant drive through the morning rush. as the day wears on, the gusty wind will tend to use. notable for the a1, and it will be slightly fresher air in the north of scotland. most of us are bathed in atla ntic scotland. most of us are bathed in atlantic air. ten and 11 even where we have the rain. the potential is there for 15 in some sunshine. that is because we have very mild atla ntic is because we have very mild atlantic air across the uk. tropical air across us at the moment and it will stay through monday. the cold air is not too far away. we will see cooler air across scotland on tuesday. frost first thing
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potentially, more rain later in the day. a week weather front further south, keeping things greyer than monday. if there is brightness, temperatures will leap up once again. later in the week, we will lose the mild hair and inherit blustery winds. thousands of prison officers in london and the south east of england are to get an instant pay increase of between £3,000 and £5,000. will it be enough to keep staffing problem jails? we do not think this goes far enough to solving the present crisis. the battle for mosul — a new assault on the last stronghold of so—called islamic state in iraq. iam now i am now above the village that is the main target, they are laying down fire and are about to call in artillery strikes. president trump makes a strong defence of his first a weeks in office — saying a spirit of optimism is sweeping the united states.
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harry kane, onside! and it's a hat—trick from harry kane for spurs in their fa cup tie with fulham. good evening. thousands of prison officers at jails and the south—east are to get a pay increase between three and £5,000. ministers want to try to boost recruitment and retain existing staff at prisons under pressure from shortages and violence. but the prison officers association dismissed the pay rise, saying it won't help a system in meltdown. here's our home affairs correspondent, june kelly. this is how many officers it takes to contain one violent prisoner. every working day, staff are fighting simply to keep control. the £12 million in extra pay
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announced today is aimed at bringing in new recruits and paying some existing staff more. here in wandsworth jail in south london, officers will benefit. jail in south london, the offer is limited to prisons in the capital and the south—east. a divisive move, according to the prison officers association, who compare it to trying to put a plaster over a gaping wound. we're going to welcome additional money for our members, of course we are. additional money for our but we don't think this goes far enough to solving the present crisis. far enough to solving we believe it needs to be a national issue. the offer is for standard grade three prison officers. not for more senior supervisors or specialists. each will receive a pay hike of at least £3000. for new recruits, their pay package will be increased by £5,000. the sweetener to bring people in. will be increased by £5,000. the panorama programme recently went undercover at northumberland jail, showing inmates high on drugs.
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undercover at northumberland jail, and on the floor, a prison officer suffering a seizure after accidentally inhaling the synthetic drug, spice. there is no more money in today's announcement for him or his colleagues. announcement for him or the justice secretary, liz truss, has already announced plans to boost prison officer numbers. has already announced plans it is not something you can sort out in weeks or months, it takes time to recruit people, it takes time to bring those people on. it takes time to bring but i am absolutely determined to deal with that. but prison reform campaigners, including those who have been inside, so there has to be more focus on holding onto experienced hands. focus on holding onto there is a peculiar, invisible chemistry of wary mutual respect between experienced prison officers who know how to keep difficult prisoners under control from inexperienced prison officers, who don't quite understand that you don't need to take out your truncheon to sort out a fight between two prisoners. eventually, the plan is for 2500 extra officers in england and wales.
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but they won't all be in place until 2018. june kelly, bbc news. in place until 2018. a in place until 2018. major new offensive is underwe iraq a major new offensive is underway in iraq against the so—called islamic state group with security forces trying to regain full control of mosul. the city was seized more than two years ago — as i—s took control of northern and western iraq. iraqi forces launched their main offensive in october. and last month they recaptured the eastern part of mosul. but around three quarters of a million civilians remain in the western half — where there'll be stiff resistance from is. where there'll be stiff 0ur middle east correspondent quentin sommerville and cameraman nik millard are the only television journalists on the frontline with the iraqi forces. journalists on the frontline just after sunrise, iraq began what
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it hopes is its last major battle against the so—called islamic state. thousands of men and hundreds of armoured vehicles in a line of attack that is spread for miles. the iraqi army are starting their assault on western mosul. they have reached their own defences. armoured vehicles are lining up, getting ready for islamic state. they are only a couple of kilometres over that way and they know these men are coming. they have dug in on their assault in western mosul. leading the attack, iraq's emergency response division, police special forces. some of these men were surrounded by is two years ago. they just escaped with their lives. today they threw everything they had at is. gunfire. we are now above the
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village which is their main target. they were laying down fire. there we re they were laying down fire. there were about to call in some artillery strikes. —— they are about. the captain tells me there are three is fighters in a yellow building down more and car bombs. he says they are targeting them now. soon government forces were inside. they killed 13 is fighters without taking any casualties. —— down there. here they discovered is weapons. this village is small but it's important, it's the gateway to mosul proper and the city's airport. hidden inside another house, away from
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surveillance aircraft, another car bomb disguised as an ambulance. the bomb disguised as an ambulance. the bomb inside was still live. in these streets, though, a critical advantage, no civilians. and in western mosul there are three quarters of a million people at is fighters. they took their target. they made progress but with overwhelming force. the next town overwhelming force. the next town over overlooks the city airport and the city itself. from here, the going will not be quite so fast. the body of a missing two year—old boy has been found in a river in perthshire. year—old boy has been found he was reported missing from a property near the bridge of cally shortly after eleven this morning. a property near the bridge of cally an air and ground search was launched and the child was found close to the property, in the river ericht, an hour later. his family have been informed. in the river ericht, an hour later. president trump has made a strong
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defence of his first four weeks in office — saying a new spirit of optimism was sweeping the united states. saying a new spirit of optimism addressing thousands of supporters in florida, he repeated pledges to create jobs and improve the nation's security. but his attacks on the media have attracted criticism from a senior republican, as our our washington correspondent, laura bicker, reports. as our our washington correspondent, after a rough first month, president trump stepped into the sunshine state, back on firmer, more friendly ground. back on firmer, more the president of the united states... he defended his first four weeks in office and promised to get more work done, including a new immigration order. this will replace his controversial travel ban. but his reasoning got a little muddled. you look at what's happening last night in sweden. sweden. last night in sweden. who would believe this? last night in sweden. sweden. last night in sweden. they took in large numbers, they are having problems like they never thought possible. they are having problems
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the swedes are slightly baffled, there have been no terror attacks there this week. there have been no terror prompting the swedish prime minister to ask, what had he been smoking? it's this kind of distraction from his message that he blames on the media. from his message that he i also want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news. cheering the filter of the fake news. they've become a big part of the problem. they are part of the corrupt system. part of the problem. but his secretary of defence disagrees. i've had some rather contentious times with the press, but, no, the press, as far as i am concerned, are a constituency that we deal with. concerned, are a constituency and i don't have any issues with the press myself. donald trump may be revved up by this rally, but reiterating his campaign promises is also a reminder he has some work to do. promises is also a reminder
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president trump seems far more comfortable at the campaign podium than he does in the oval office right now. he seems to feed from the energy of this crowd. but he doesn't need to win friends here in florida, he needs some on capitol hill, if he is to get his agenda through congress. if he is to get his he also needs to find a new national security adviser after his first pick resigned and his second turned down thejob. this rally was hugely popular with his voting base, but it won't win over his critics. with his voting base, laura bicker, bbc news, florida. with his voting base, up to a80 police investigations could be reviewed after a criminal probe was launched into the actions of two people at a forensics laboratory. of two people at a randox testing services, based in manchester, analyses samples for drugs. based in manchester, two men who worked at the laboratory have been arrested. 0ur correspondent phillip norton is in manchester. what norton is in manchester. more can you tell us? randox
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what more can you tell us? randox testing services analyse samples of hair, blood and saliva for traces of blood alcohol for police forces across england and wales. those results are then used in court proceedings. up to 500 tests carried out here since november 2015 may have been compromised by what the laboratory described as manipulation of data which supports test results. an internal enquiry led to a police investigation being launched by greater manchester police. and a list of cases that may be affected has now been sent to police forces across the country. randox testing services says there is no evidence the samples themselves may have been tampered with but said it might be possible. they said they would rea nalyse possible. they said they would reanalyse them to provide robust results. two men have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice on suspicion of perverting the course ofjustice and have been released on police bail. thanks very much. the supermarket chain morrisons has
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recalled a meat product after it was found to contain traces of listeria. it's removed from sale its ready to eat peppered beef slices in a 150—gram packet, which may cause flu—like symptoms among vulnerable people. which may cause flu—like symptoms the affected product has a use—by date of this tuesday. with all the sport — here's 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. here's 0lly foster at there are two more fifth round ties in the fa cup today with two championship sides looking to repeat the upsets of yesterday against premier league opposition. the upsets of yesterday fulham were no match for tottenham, though. a harry kane hat—trick giving spurs a 3—0 win at craven cottage, as david 0rnstein reports. a 3—0 win at craven cottage, 0n a 3—0 win at craven cottage, a weekend win the fa the on a weekend win the fa cup showed the underdog always has a chance, 110w the underdog always has a chance, now fulham had their eyes on another surprise. this was their big day but tottenham's big chance. perhaps the most realistic prospect of a trophy, spurs were on most realistic prospect of a trophy, spui’s were on song most realistic prospect of a trophy, spurs were on song from the start. already denied a goal, christian eriksen then provided one. harry
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kane! he stretches the score. leading from the front, harry kane, the captain, tapped into that his side in control before the break. fulham has been warned but fail to learn. the same combination, christian eriksen to harry kane, the same outcome. it hopes of an upset had faded they were soon gone. when harry kane is on form there are few can stop him. —— who can stop him. job well done. winning gives you confidence. we had to make sure we came here, did ourjob, and we did that. leaving with the match ball today, harry kane will be hoping to get his hands on the trophy in may. manchester get his hands on the trophy in may. united are faci blackburn manchester united are facing blackburn rovers. rovers are second bottom of the championship, but stunned united early on. of the championship,
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danny graham with the opener for rovers inside 20 minutes. but they didn't hold on to their lead for too long. henrik mikataryan with a lovely pass for marcus rashford, who rounded the keeper. for marcus rashford, it's1—1 midway through the second half. in the scottish premiership, second—placed aberdeen came from behind to beat kilmarnock 2—1. second—placed aberdeen came trailing with less than 10 minutes to play, goals from substitutes jayden stockley and peter pawlett saw them snatch the win. celtic‘s lead is back down to 2a points. in the day's other game, third—placed rangers lost to dundee 2—1. third—placed rangers wigan have won rugby league's world club challenge for a record fourth time. world club challenge it's the annual match between the super league winners and australia's nrl champions. between the super league winners the warriors were facing the cronulla sharks at the dw stadium. they led 10—0 at halftime and though sharks mounted a comeback, joe burgess's third try secured the win, 22—6. wigan are the first english team to lift this trophy in five years. in rugby union, the premiership leaders wasps lost for only the third time this season. leaders wasps lost for only and on a day of hatricks, denny solomona crossed over three times in the first half for sale. denny solomona crossed over three
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they remain 10th in the table despite the 3a—28 win. wasps are six points clear at the top. in today's other match newcastle beat northampton to jump above them into seventh. beat northampton to jump hopes of a first medal for a british man at the alpine world championships ended in disappointment for dave ryding in st moritz. in disappointment for the 30—year—old was well placed in ath after his opening run in the slalom but was more than two seconds slower on his second run. 11th overall was still the best finish by a male british skier in 32 years. finish by a male british manchester finish by a male british united have taken the lead manchester united have taken the lead against blackburn rovers. zlata n lead against blackburn rovers. zlatan ibrahimovic has scored. thank you. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, we are back with the late news at ten — now on bbc1 its time for the news where you are. at ten — now on bbc1 its time hello, this is bbc news. we have
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some breaking news. the us food giant, kraft heinz has amicably agreed not to pursue a merger with the british dutch firm unilever. unilever owns many of the best known brands we buy in our supermarkets. kraft—heinz‘s bid to buy the company on friday failed — but there was speculation that it would keep trying to make a deal. now both companies say the proposal has been withdrawn. poetry‘s normally associated with the written word — but a new project is giving walkers the chance to hear six new verses as they make their way around northumberland's national park. poems in the air was the brainchild of poet simon armitage. people can access his work at certain locations via an app on their phones. alison freeman went to see if she could track them down. wind out of the south—west scalped the ridge, careens up the spine
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of the hill, and over the ramparts between cairns. even on good days, the strewn boulders are pierced with toothache. words to reward the hardiest of walkers on the bleakest of days. northumberland national park has worked with acclaimed british poet simon armitage to create six poems which can only be heard via an app using gps at the places which inspired them. and on a day like this, when the visibility is not so good, they can help to bring the landscape to life. starting to show that we are getting really near the point where the poem will unlock. we're at this one. we are doing the proposal stone. why is it you can't hear them until you get near the place? well, that was the poet, simon armitage, he really liked the idea of poems that do not really exist, they're not written down anywhere. it is going to where
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simon was inspired, listening to the words and going, i get it, i can see how he was inspired. so it's kind of like your own personal performance, i guess? exactly, it's like it's right next to you. this poem is about the proposal stone at a point in the park called simonside, discovered by a ranger five years ago. it bears a neatly inscribed marriage proposal. stand next to me now on this altar stone, its threshold just one step from the rest of our lives. you've got 360—degree views. it's a special place. and we have other stones on simonside that are carved, names and dates etc, but this was just that bit different. you know, somebody had gone to the bother of etching it into the stone, which i thought was quite something. who carved the stone remains a mystery, and the park is keen
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to know if they ever made it down the aisle. now all of england has gone down on one knee, listening, hoping you will say yes. the hike to each poem is fairly long, and walkers are recommended to seek them out on different days. another £5 note estimated to be worth £50,000 due to a tiny, engraved portrait of jane austen has been found. it's the third such discovery across the uk, meaning thatjust one more note is outstanding. the fivers are the handiwork of birmingham micro—artist graham short. he spent a note in each of the four home nations and said the latest find was in northern ireland. no note has yet been found in england. it hasn't helped much like winter
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this weekend with temperatures of 1a degrees and a little sunshine. it was very pleasant for some, but not for all. in contrast, a lot of cloud for all. in contrast, a lot of cloud for many parts of the country and thatis for many parts of the country and that is because we are bathed in atla ntic that is because we are bathed in atlantic air. that is coming into the cornwall coast and it is giving us the cornwall coast and it is giving usa the cornwall coast and it is giving us a lot of missed and —— mist and murk. it remained bright, at least, if it wasn't sunny. 0vernight, the weather front will usher in patchy rain and drizzle. all of the misty low cloud lowers onto the hills, to the coasts, and we will have heavy rainfora time the coasts, and we will have heavy rain for a time for parts of scotland, the northern isles in particular, as it meanders southwards and tends to peter out. it gives us a loss of cloud, a fairly brisk wind and yet more rain coming into the north—west later. it will be a mild night. these temperatures are higher than our daytime averages at this time of year. that is the middle of
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february. as we move into monday morning it is going to be quite great, opening the curtains first thing there will be hill fog around, some coastal fog, potentially through the bristol channel, the english channel and the cardigan bay, into the irish sea. not much brightness on offer first thing. as well as the low cloud we will have a fairly brisk wind blowing across parts of northern england and north—east scotland. there could be gusts of a0 or 50 mph. some heavy rain to contend with. not a particularly pleasant to drive through the morning rush. as the day wears on, the gusty wind will tend to use. notable for the a—1, the rain eases southwards. brighter weather returns to the far north of scotland. some showers, but it will be slightly fresher air. for most of us, in that i atlantic air, ten or 11 even where we have the rain. the potential is there for 16 in some sunshine. that is because we have really very mild atlantic air across the uk. that will stay with us
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through monday. we will see some cooler air across scotland. still, the week weather front in the south keeping things greyer than monday. if there is brightness we will see temperatures leaping up once again. later in the week we will lose the mild airand inherit later in the week we will lose the mild air and inherit blustery wind. this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines at six. iraqi forces say they have captured several villages on the first day of their offensive to re—take western mosul from so called islamic state. save the children warn that three hundred and fifty thousand children could be trapped in the city. iraq's last city held by the islamic state, but the assault on that last redoubt of the islamic state is now under way. thousands of prison officers in london and the south east of england are to get a pay increase of up to £5,000.
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the american company, kraft heinz, says it's withdrawn its proposed takeover of unilever — a joint statement between the two companies said the decision was "amicably agreed". white house chief of staff reince priebus echo's donald trump's claims that he receives unfair treatment
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