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today at 5. theresa may's ministerial reshuffle continues — as she looks to refresh her government. she aims to breathe new life into the government. her top team met for the government. her top team met for the first time today with number 10 insisting it was ready to tackle the challenges facing the country. the later stages involved a junior post but labour dismissed the reshuffle asa but labour dismissed the reshuffle as a lacklustre pr exercise. what does the rest of the conservative party pig? we will have the latest. north korea agrees to take part in next month's winter olympics in south korea — and hold military talks to defuse border tension. record levels of patients waiting more than 4 hours in scotland's accident—and—emergency departments. and hundreds brave the chilly weather — as prince harry and megan markle visit a community radio station in brixton. when will the lesson be learned? when will the lesson be learned?
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and gary 0ldman is among the nominations for this year's bafta awards —— for his portrayal of winston churchill in darkest hour. our main story at 5 — theresa may's cabinet has met for the first time after a reshuffle that triggered a resignation and was dismissed as a "lacklustre pr exercise" by labour. today she carried out the second stage of her ministerial reshuffle — with new roles for dominic raab, jojohnson and alok sharma. mark garnier, who was cleared of inappropriate behaviour towards a member of his staff, has lost his job as trade minster. separately, the journalist toby young resigned as a member of the new universities watchdog, the office for students, after criticism of derogatory comments he'd made in the past about about women, gay people and disabled people. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth reports. the new—look top team,
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gathered at the cabinet table for the first time today. theresa may's reshuffle was meant to be something of a reset for the government, but it was far from a dramatic transformation. plenty of old faces showed up in downing street this morning, including the health secretary who kept his job after persuading the prime minister not to move him. are you more powerful than the prime minister, mr hunt? there were a few new faces too. there will be two more women around the table, but not in senior roles. and one will be notably missing. justine greening quit as education secretary. i did what i thought the right thing to do was. she refused a move to another department and left the government instead. even so, claims the reshuffle had gone wrong were rejected. i think it is very clear the prime minister is refreshing the cabinet.
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every reshuffle means there is always going to be change, movements around the cabinet, sometimes people leaving the cabinet. it's always sad to see colleagues go, but as i say, the nice problem we have in the conservative party is having such a wide pool of talent. this morning, the moves continued among middle—ranking ministers, designed to prove the tory party's diversity, to embrace a new generation of mps and better reflect society. it was hoped this reshuffle would rejuvenate the tory party, renew its appeal to voters and allow theresa may to assert her authority after the troubles of the past 12 months. but with some ministers refusing to move where she wanted and some critics claiming the shake—up wasn't radical enough, it didn't quite go to plan. and that wasn't the only reason this political new year got off to a bit of a bumpy start. this morning, toby young resigned from the board of a new university regulator. well—known in the field of education, with some high—profile supporters, he had onlyjust been appointed but faced a backlash for offensive comments he had made in the past. another unwelcome distraction
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for a government wanting to show it can run smoothly. these things do not help, but if you imagine government is a bit like a ship going from one destination, always buffeted by storms from day—to—day and this is one of those storms. but i think he has done the right thing in stepping down. it had to happen because he had just crossed too many boundaries. here it was hoped the prime minister's new team would help get the new year off to a fresh start but it seems like she can't get shake off scrutiny of herjudgment and authority. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. 0ur chief political correspondent vicki young is in westminsterfor us. we heard brandon lewis there, starting as a means to go on, the new party chairman talking up the changes saying that the reshuffle indicates the nice problem they
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have, that there is such a huge pool of talent, is that how everyone sees it? the opposition will not see it that way but there are many in the conservative party who think that some of those elected in 2017 have a lot to offer and that was a moment to bring them into the fold. yesterday was underwhelming, particularly because not many people changed positions, there were problems with theresa may when she tried to move some people. if you look at this, the morejunior some people. if you look at this, the more junior ministerial some people. if you look at this, the morejunior ministerial ranks which are not household names but they are the next generation, if the
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conservatives were to stay in power, they might get to the cabinet. if you see what has happened, there has been a change, six are men and eight are women and five are from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. there does seem to be a difference, whether it changes policy is a different matter but all parties in this place want to encourage a more diverse membership of the house of commons so maybe this will go some way to encouraging others to stand for parliament. theresa may believes she has the right team around terror to co nfro nt she has the right team around terror to confront the challenges that britain faces and she has just released a statement saying that this reshuffle helps us to do just that, by bringing fresh talent into government, boosting delivery in key policy areas like housing, health and social care and insuring the government looks more like the country it serves. it also allows a new generation of gifted ministers to step up and make life better for people across the whole uk. reshuffles a re people across the whole uk. reshuffles are significant for the people involved, this makes and brea ks people involved, this makes and breaks careers, people who work around westminster watch them closely but let's not pretend that there will be people down the pub discussing this, it will be interesting in the coming months to
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see if the changes the policies of the government. the stepping down as it were of toby young from the university ‘s regulator, given that the prime minister backed him only two days ago, how embarrassing is this? that was a problem. it seems bizarre first of all that downing street did not check some of the things he had been riding on social media, he what —— quite a well—known person, all of that was public, it seems extraordinary that this was not flagged up. then for the prime minister to defend him on sunday even though she said she was pretty appalled at some of the things he had written, for them —— for him to resign and the universities minister was defending him in the house of commons after a barrage of criticism from the opposition. this has not been handled well and it will raise questions about the judgment of the prime minister and how the downing street operation deals with this. it
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isa street operation deals with this. it is a kind of mistake that did not need to happen, it is not what the prime minister needed, she came out of last year in a slightly better and stronger position than the general election but it feels as though some of that has now been undone. thank you. north korea has offered to send a team to the winter olympics in south korea, after the two countries held their first talks for more than two years. south korea has proposed more contact between the two countries, including talks over the north's nuclear programme, in what appears to be a significant move to lower tension in the region. richard galpin reports. in the demilitarised zone between north and south korea, that atmosphere traditionally suspicious and hostile. but today something very different is afoot. a senior delegation of north korean officials heading to the south korean side for theirfirst formal talks in two years. the apparently warm greetings here are radical departures
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from the recent talk of war breaking out because of the north's rapid development of nuclear weapons. the leader of the north korean delegation said he had come in the hope that talks would be held in a sincere and faithful atmosphere. the korean people, he said, had high expectations. it is the winter olympics opening next month here in south korea which have provided the opportunity to reduce tensions in the region. and today north korea has confirmed the talks that it will send a team to the games. there is also a suggestion its athletes could enter the opening ceremony together with their south korean counterparts. in a further step to improve relations on the divided peninsula, the south korean foreign ministry has said sanctions on north korea could be lifted temporarily to ensure the north korean team can come to the winter olympics.
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until now, south korea and the us have been piling the pressure on pyongyang with intensejoint military exercises like this, a clear threat to the north korean regime. and that may be why now the north is keen to talk. although these meetings could easily go wrong, so far, that atmosphere seems quite positive, with some believing they could ultimately lead to negotiations between north korea and the us. richard galpin, bbc news. with me in the studio is dr 0wen miller, chair of the centre for korean studies at soas university of london. it is good to see you. what do you make first of all of the longest
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protracted talks they have added more than two years and now the north is willing to send a team to the south for the winter olympics. clearly this thought is coming to —— coming from the top from kim jung—un and they have moved on it very quickly. the agreement they made todayis quickly. the agreement they made today is not just quickly. the agreement they made today is notjust to send a team to the olympics, it is quite a big delegation they will said, it is also to reopen military talks and to also to reopen military talks and to also reinstate the kind of agreements they have before and say they would open up on talks on other issues. that is what they have said, whether it will come to fruition is another thing. but following the relationship is the classic way, we have seen this before, the classic way of driving a wedge between seoul and washington and one suspects that certain if many people in the south believe this but this is what it is all about. they may be tactics going on here but it is also true that the
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south korean side, a whole series of presidents including the latest one who is much more liberal, have seriously wanted to deal with this on an inter—korean level. they see from the south korean point of view, anything is better than the war talk that has been going on for the last six months and a year. you would think that is what the north is gambling on, that the pressure will come from the south and from seoul and this more liberal prime minister there, president there are, to put pressure on washington to not talk ina pressure on washington to not talk in a bellicose way and start beating the drums of war. i think so. north koreans feel they are in a strong position. because they now think they have a verifiable way. they are projecting the image that they do but they quite clearly have something. we know that from the test last year and they feel they are ina test last year and they feel they
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are in a strong position and a number of analyst predicted that once they felt that, they would then move to thawing relations with the south and it is an opportune time, we have this new, more liberal president in south korea and it is an opportune time. it is helpful and they do not think we can be entirely cynical. it moves towards military cooperation, possibly sending a team to the olympics, you have also potentially got many people in the south and north, what they were wrong, that is a reunion. i covered an incredible reunion between a group offamily an incredible reunion between a group of family several years ago and that is the kind of things that keeps the countries linked anyway. that generation of people is dying now, but there are moving events when they happen and i saw the one that happened in 2000 as well, it is incredible. that apparently was not discussed today, whether it was because the north did not want to order they did not get to that item,
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but it was apparently not discussed today. thank you for coming in. five men and a woman have appeared in court charged with belonging to the banned british neo—nazi group, national action. all six have indicated not—guilty pleas to being members of the group, following an inquiry led by west midlands counter terrorism unit. they'll appear at the old bailey later this month. the number of people waiting more than four hours in scotland's accident and emergency departments reached record levels in the last week of 2017. the latest weekly figures show that just 78% of patients across scotland were seen within the target time, well below the government's 95% target, and the lowest since records began nearly three years ago. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon is in glasgow. pretty dire figures. if you were caught up in that and had to wait a considerable amount of time in a&e, it showed that nearly 5700 people,
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just over a fifth of those attending a&e had to wait longer than their scottish government target time and then they were treated and discharged and more than 1000 had to wait more than eight hours. the worst performing health board in scotla nd worst performing health board in scotland for this snapshot of the week in question was nhs forth valley which saw just 57% of week in question was nhs forth valley which sawjust 57% of people treated within the target time. the scottish health minister has been standing up in the scottish parliament this afternoon to give a statement on this matter. she said that scotland was facing and the nhs was facing sustained challenges, some of them weather related, there was an increase of people who had slipped
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and fallen in the bad weather and one assumes, fracturing or breaking bones and there has been an increase in the number of people with flu. she said it had hit earlier than elsewhere and the number of people with the virus had doubled compared to last year. a number of health boards have taken measures to try and mitigate these unprecedented challenges, we are seeing some gps surgeries opening on saturday, there have been some cancellations of non—essential elective surgery, nicola sturgeon has apologised for those caught up in this, but it has become a political football, those caught up in this, but it has become a politicalfootball, the opposition is hugely critical, the scottish conservatives saying that the figures were nothing short of a disgrace. thank you. this is bbc news at five — the headlines: theresa may has held herfirst cabinet meeting since the ministerial reshuffle and she said that the shake—up would boost key policy areas like housing, health and social care. north korea agrees to take part in next month's winter olympics in south korea — and hold military talks to defuse border tension. record levels of patients are
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waiting more than four hours in scotland's a&e departments. a court has been told the former football coach barry bennell was a "predatory and determined paedophile" who abused one boy on more than one hundred occasions. liverpool crown court heard the 63—year—old, who now calls himself richard jones, "had pretty much unfettered access" to aspiring footballers. he denies 48 counts of historical child sexual abuse. our sports editor dan roan was at liverpool crown courts. well, this is effectively the opening day of this trial. and in his opening remarks, the prosecution barrister, nickjohnson qc, told the jury that mr richard jones, previously known as barry bennell, who's appearing here at liverpool crown court via video link because of ill—health and who has pleaded guilty to seven charges — he's contesting 48 others — had engaged in what he called a course of conduct over many years, involving the systematic and persistent sexual abuse of pre
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or peripubescent boys. he tended, he said, to repeat the way he behaved. he had pretty much unfettered access — as a football coach previously — to large numbers of young lads, he said, who dreamt of a life in professional football. he said he was a skilled and effective coach, but he had a much darker side. he was also a predatory and determined paedophile. his particular predeliction was pre or peripubescent boys. nickjohnson qc went on. the abuse, he said, among other locations, had occurred at the ground of crewe alexandra football club, where richard jones had previously worked as a coach. the jury was then told they would need to decide whether, asjones would have it, you are listening to a group of men — the alleged victims — who were maliciously making up stories and jumping on the bandwagon or, as the prosecution insists, they were listening to details of details of serious sexual offending against vulnerable boys, who were systematically victimised by a devious paedophile. the trial is expected to last for the next eight weeks. the newly appointed
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culture secretary, matt hancock, has said the bbc must act to address the issue of equal pay. the corporation's china editor, carrie gracie, has resigned —— saying she was being paid less than men in equivalent roles. the equality and human rights commission has said it will write to the bbc for the facts of ms gracie's case. mr hancock said the issue must be resolved. much more action is needed, especially when bbc foreign editors can learn more than her majesty ‘s ambassadors in the same jurisdiction. in this specific case of carrie gracie, i welcome the decision to look into the issue she has raised. it is the regulatory body responsible and it is for them, not the government to investigate this matter and take further action if necessary. the director—general has committed to sorting this issue
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out by 2020 and we will hold him to that. the new culture secretary there. a 16—year—old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and two others are being sought by police, after a shop worker was attacked in an argument about cigarette papers. the three teenage boys were refused cigarette papers when they couldn't prove their age at a shop in mill hill, in north london. one of the boys hit 49—year—old shop worker vijay patel, and he later died from his injuries. virgin trains has stopped stocking the daily mail on board trains on its west coast route. staff had expressed concern about the paper's editorial position. the daily mail has accused the company of censoring the choice of newspapers" offered to passengers". as karen bradley takes over as northern ireland secretary, she faces an immediate challenge to try to reinstate the devolved government. it's a year since sinn fein's martin mcguinness resigned as deputy first minister, bringing down the power sharing executive at stormont.
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he died two months later, and there's been no progress in attempts to restore power sharing. my colleague annita mcveigh is at stormont for us. clive, hello. iam here in clive, hello. i am here in the great hall at stormont. extremely quiet, a shadow of the place it once was one year ago and what has happened in the last year, among other things, a series of pretty elastic deadlines, deadlines that have passed without any sort of sanction for a lack of progress and that is the situation that the new secretary of state now finds herself at the helm. whether she can inject any momentum or any new ideas to make a change, we have to see when she arrives here and gets talking properly to the parties. with a look back first of all at how we got to this point,
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here is our ireland correspondent. just like everywhere else in the uk, the health services under severe pressure. what is different here is that there is no health minister. three months before it collapsed, the devolved government published a plan to restructure the nhs, after a report said the system was at breaking point. no problem with your blood pressure before? this gp says that urgent reforms are being held up that urgent reforms are being held up because ministers are out of office. we already seared with the long waiting list for secondary care, the lack of investment in social care, we see it with the queues around the out of hours service and with the heavy demands on service and with the heavy demands 0 n a ccess service and with the heavy demands on access to gp services and that is where that patients will see a primarily. others who rely on public money to do theirjob say that uncertainty is unacceptable. this workshop for people with dementia is one of hundreds of programmes run by
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community arts organisations and they say that their future is shaky because of funding cuts but they feel they have nowhere to go to make their case. we have no government, no champion, no minister, so we have no champion, no minister, so we have no one to turn to to support policy changes, to support the communities here. this is a crisis moment for us. here. this is a crisis moment for us. the political crisis is a p pa re ntly us. the political crisis is apparently still as deep as one year ago. martin mcguiness ended sinn fein's uneasy partnership with democratic unionist when he resigned as deputy first minister. there have since been elections to stormont and westminster and several rounds of talks to restore power—sharing. but many days of negotiations have failed to break the deadlock. the dup and sinn fein increase their dominance in both elections and they blame each other for the stormont stalemate. in the meantime, and made decisions are piling up. half the construction industry's business
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comes from public sector projects and workers are concerned about a downturn in demand. within the next few months, if less decisions are made on projects, i think we could see a situation where we are seen lay—offs in the construction industry. we need to see the executive and the assembly re—established as soon as possible. the british and irish governments are attempting to restart talks in the co ming the moment there is no sign of at the moment there is no sign of at the moment there is no sign of at the moment there is no sign ofa sign of at the moment there is no sign of a chris page, bbc news, barney rowan with me now is barney much one year ago to the day that we had a conversation about the situation, has much changed? things have got worse. it is a ghost house, a parliament without purpose. a parliament without credibility, it is pretend politics. you mentioned in your introduction about the
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elastic deadlines which have been it is pretty much one year ago to the day that we had a conversation about the situation, has much changed? things have got worse. it is a ghost house, a parliament without purpose. a parliament without credibility, it is pretend politics. you mentioned in your introduction about the elastic deadlines which have been stretched almost to of credibility. the trenches are getting deeper and there in terms of credibility. the trenches are getting deeper and there is they would be willing to get back into talks tomorrow, why haven't they? because they want to talk about different things, the sinn fein bottom line which are around marriage equality, and irish language act sex and a legacy browsers are set at a height that the dup will notjump. sinn fein are not interested in iran another round of talks, so unless you shake this up, change it, do something different, i think we could of any breakthrough. both the main parties profess publicly that they would be willing to get back into talks tomorrow, why haven't they? because they want to talk about different things, the sinn fein bottom line which are around marriage equality, and irish language accent and a legacy browsers are set at a height that the dup will notjump. sinn fein are not interested in iran another round of talks, so unless you shake this up, change it, do something different, i think we could be in another year talking
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about the same things and i also think if it was not for the dup and tory arrangement, we may have arrived at a position with the bulls we re arrived at a position with the bulls were on the door here. do you think were on the door here. do you think we are close to the point where the irish and british government will have to step then in a more formal way that is difficult, the dup or making clear if we do not have an executive soon, then we that is difficult, the dup are making it clear if we do not have an executive soon, then to wreck rule ministers here at stormont. dublin have a british only direct the foreign ministers said that there is no such thing as british only direct rule. is not going to sit quietly in a corner and they have said that if we do not have an executive here, then decisions is not going to sit quietly in a corner and they have said that if we do not have an executive here, then decisions should in a conference, for unionists that is dublin interference and that makes a bad situation we are no further forward than we were one year ago and i would not shocked if next year, we are standing here having a similar conversation and we are in the 20th anniversary of the good friday agreement and i would not be shocked if next year, we are standing here having a similar the differences
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between the main parties, the dup which supports brexit and sinn fein which supports brexit and sinn fein which does not add another complicating thank you.|j which does not add another complicating thank you. i have been hearing some pretty pessimistic assessments about the possibility, the chance of progress. brexit is certainly a complicating factor. it exacerbates the differences between the main parties, the dup which supports brexit and sinn fein which does not add another complicating factor dup pact with theresa may. talking to people today, what is clear is that there does not seem to bea clear is that there does not seem to be a road map ahead and that is the to establish one. prince harry and his bride—to—be meghan markle have visited the studios of a radio station in brixton in south london, to learn about its work supporting young people. the couple met presenters and staff from reprezent fm which trains hundreds of people every year in media and employment skills. 0ur royal correspondent daniela relphjoins us now from brixton — and a warning that some of the picture's we're going to show contain flash photography. they were met by huge crowds? challenge for karen bradley to establish one. thank you. the royal couple received a fit for a. there
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we re couple received a fit for a. there were people in the crowd here who had been here forfour orfive hours waiting for that prime position, to get a good shot they certainly did. there were people in the crowd here who had been here forfour orfive hours waiting for that prime position, to get a good prince harry and meghan markle. they came to see the radio station, it is a station thatis the radio station, it is a station that is run and produced and 13—25 —year—olds and alongside the work opportunities for the young people who volunteer and that is why prince harry and meghan markle came here. it was a good fit for them in terms of the are a lot of training programmes and opportunities for the young people who volunteer and that is why prince harry and meghan markle came here. it was a good fit for them in terms of the people who. they met the djs and listen to music, they spoke to many of the young people who work and volunteer and they heard about some of the campaigns around mental health that
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the radio station works it was a chance for them to it touched on all those areas that it seems that prince harry and meghan markle will focus on, young people, opportunities, particularly for young women, leadership flavour of what they are doing and it touched on all those areas that it seems that prince harry and meghan markle will focus on, young people, opportunities, particularly for young women, here to see meghan markle and they did a mini walkabout as they left the radio station and a little bit earlier jobs as they left the radio station and a little bit earlierjobs and mental health and cover those categories and they got an incredible welcome. i have to say, no offence to prince harry but the vast majority of people were here to see meghan markle and they did a mini walkabout as they left the radio station and a little bit earlier said he was hoping to get the was a real focus on meghan markle, such a clamour to see her and get a photograph taken with her. she looked a little bit taken aback, she will have to get
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used to the attention. 0ne taken aback, she will have to get used to the attention. one of the djs in here managed to slip prince harry his business card and said he was hoping to get wedding gig in may. what an enterprising young man! skies for many looked like this. thank you for sending that. the best of the sunshine, west of scotland. it was not all doom and gloom. but we have seen some changes. this is the atlantic front, some heavy rain and probably lighter as it goes eastwards. lows of three. taking the rain with it. but we could see some low—pressure, and that would put the
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bra kes low—pressure, and that would put the brakes on the rain. could linger into the afternoon. some spills of sunshine, cool in the north. mild in wales. and for some, temperatures in the double figures. this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may's ministerial reshuffle continues as she tries to refresh her government. downing street says the new cabinet is the right team to tackle the challenges ahead. labour says the changes are "lacklustre". north korea has agreed to military talks with the south and to send a delegation to the 2018 winter olympic games taking place there next month. a court has been told that the former football coach barry bennell was a determined paedophile, as he has denied 48 counts of abuse. the number of people waiting more than four hours in scotland's accident and emergency units reached record high levels in
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the last week of the year. and we can take a look at the sport. the football association has announced a range of initiatives and policy changes to improve diversity throughout the game. going to introduce the rooney rule, implemented in the national football association, one candidate from the minority and ethnic groups will be interviewed of qualified. we want to become a more inclusive organisation, representing people that play football today. the message is that the football association is for all. what it is going to say, the opportunities to have a career beyond playing, it is something that is both desirable and
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something that is both desirable and something that is both desirable and something that the football association is serious about promoting. the organisation is also increasing its funding in the game by 38% to over 180 million pounds a year — that will also see a doubling of the prize money in the fa cup from next season to benefit clubs at every stage of the competition. peter beadsley has been asked to take "a period of leave" while newcastle continue their investigation into allegations of bullying and racism made against him. he is the under 23's coach at the club. 22—year—old winger yasin ben el—mhanni made a formal complaint at the weekend. beardsley has released statement and says that he categorically denies the allegations. uk sport has set team gb a target of at least five medals at next month's winter olympics in south korea. the current record is four, set in 1924 and also the last games in sochi. team gb's paralympic athletes have been set a target of seven. here's our sports
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correspondentjoe wilson. central london. for everything that the games means to the host nation, it means everything to british sport. yarnold got one of four golds in 2014. five at least expected this time. can we be getting more, with more investment? it has to stop somewhere. it is a good question. it a lwa ys somewhere. it is a good question. it always seems to be the be the best this time. i think the good thing with the winter olympics, it is still developing and we have had some really impressive results over the last few games but we are getting more consistency now. speed skater christie could get two. but as for the paralympics, the target
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is seven. always more to play for. you get connections when you see them, but we have a profound sense that people get from the paralympics, high—class sport but with the higher purpose. it tells you what is possible. with the higher purpose. it tells you what is possiblelj with the higher purpose. it tells you what is possible. ijust perceptions of disability. £32 million of lottery money, as ever thatis million of lottery money, as ever that is only going to be fun if it pays off. the england cricket coach trevor bayliss won't look to extend his contract when it ends at the end of next years ashes on home soil. australia regained the urn after winning the recent series 4—0 but bayliss believes that he'll leave the team in a stronger position than when he took over in 2015 and he says that he had imformed the ecb a year ago of his decision to leave in 2019. that's all for now. much more on the website. at least
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when it is working. i will be back at her past six. theresa may's cabinet has met for the first time after a reshuffle that triggered a resignation and was dismissed as a "lacklustre pr exercise" by labour. today she carried out the second stage of her ministerial reshuffle, with new roles for dominic raab, jojohnson and alok sharma. jeremy hunt kept his role yesterday as secretary of state for health, with the new responsibility of social care added to the role. until now funding for social care has largely been overseen by local councils which administer care and support. joining me from westminster is lord porter, chair of the local government association. we will get onto social care and the changes that could be coming. what do you make of the reshuffle? quite a few changes. i am sorry to say goodbye to a couple of ministers
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that we have been working with closely. particularly the housing brief. probably the harvest start. and clearly, been working very well with marcus jones. and clearly, been working very well with marcusjones. it and clearly, been working very well with marcus jones. it was and clearly, been working very well with marcusjones. it was a disappointing result but he has got the role and local government. some have suggested it is not really the refreshing relaunch party and government that everybody was expecting. the home office stays the same. internationaltrade. expecting. the home office stays the same. international trade. no movement. was anybody really expecting a massive change? i am not sure. with the brexit negotiations, a massive change would not have been on the cards. it is dangerous to have massive changes. one change that we have seen, jeremy hunt, health secretary and for social
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care, how crucial that those two parts are much better integrated. care, how crucial that those two parts are much better integratedlj parts are much better integrated.” think it is beyond doubt that the need forjoining up health services and social care has to be done. the fa ct and social care has to be done. the fact that adult social care is the most important part of the hill service stands out. it is better to have somewhere safe and secure. that must be the main function. fixing people when broken is necessary but not the first option. the chairman of the local government association, the community will be bought, suggested that social care as a funding gap of 2.3 billion. by 2020. do you believe it has a seat at the top table? more money into that?” think that is beyond doubt. if the
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government is serious about tackling this croesus, we have to tackle the underfunding of care. we have seen the scale of the problem escalating. it is nobody‘s fault. we should be lucky that more people are living to become older, and we just need to celebrate longevity with a good quality of life. the only way is to pay for that as a country. a lot rests on the planned green paper. jeremy hunt takes responsibility. some suggested that had been kicked into long grass. do you think he will say that we need to move on? what do you want to say?” will say that we need to move on? what do you want to say? i am confident he has got the lawn mower! going to be cutting that. it is in the best interests of the department of health, that adult social care is
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properly dealt with, and equal partner to the health service. we will see. i'm sure i will be talking to you and a few months. thank you. thank you. the nominations for this year's british academy film awards have been announced. the fantasy romance "the shape of water" leads the field, with 12 nominations. joanna lumley will host the awards ceremony, replacing stephen fry, who's stepped down from the role. here's our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba. the shape of water, a tender science fiction fantasy, with britain's sally hawkins playing a mute cleaner who falls in love with a water creature. a best actress nomination for hawkins, one of 12 for the movie, including best film. you have wanted this your entire adult life. no, since the nursery. just behind, two films have nine nominations. wartime drama darkest hour, where both gary 0ldman and kristin scott thomas are recognised for best actor and best supporting actress. so mildred hayes, why did you put
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up these billboards? my daughter angela was murdered seven months ago. and dark drama three billboards 0utside ebbing, missouri. like the shape of water, it's strongly female led, with frances mcdormand nominated for best actress. this is a year where, unusually, two of the three most nominated films feature strong women at the centre, with the men only supporting roles. and this yearfemale led doesn't just apply to many of the nominated movies. the awards ceremony will be presented by a woman, for the first time in over 15 years. another significant piece of film industry symbolism for women. we are levelling up very very quickly to the same level. we have still got to fight, stand up, be brave, be bold, be resolute, and say, we are going to make things even. we will make them equal from now on. that is good. that is exciting. the theme of, to an extent, focussing on women is continued, with bafta announcing that it will soon be publishing
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a set of cross—industry workplace guidelines, following the sexual harassment revelations of the past few months. i think we have a very powerful role to play. we are a small organisation, but with a powerful global presence, so it is incredibly important that we are not only part of the changes, but we are driving those changes through too. this is also the week when 0scar voters are deciding their nominations. it is likely much attention will be paid this year more than ever, as to whether they will be championing female led stories and female storytellers. earlier this week, other golden globes, one woman who has voiced concerns has made a new documentary
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about eric clapton. the film, traces the life of the 18 time grammy winner and cause being the scenes to explore the troubled background. in a moment i will be speaking to you, but we can take a look at the film. eye was an absolute denial about my alcoholism. i thought i had this dream... perfect man. the virtuoso. there was a way to turn this tragedy into something positive. it was a lwa ys into something positive. it was always one man. completely alone. guitar versus the world. and the director is with me. it is good to see you. he is such an
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iconic figure, and i have heard interviews that men have done, so sycophantic, because they worship his guitar skills. what was it like? we met 25 years ago. and in that time, we developed a mutual admiration. a lot of that was based on honesty. my honesty and his. that is the foundation of the relationship. when we started to do the interviews for the movie... i found, i knew that he would be truthful but i was not sure to what extent. he held back nothing. anybody who watches the film will
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witness that. and when he saw the film, he was not asking me to change anything, take something out. i tried in the process not to pass judgment, just laying it out as it was. but it was going to take your friendship to another level. then life, you do not have conversations of the state with your friends. it was an incredible journey. such a complex character. he has been in rehabilitation, has had drug problems. do you think that because he has been through so much therapy, being able to open up to you was fairly straightforward ?” being able to open up to you was fairly straightforward? i think he was always interested in truth. not very public. no doubt, that the
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analysis, all of these things, therapy, take all of us to echo the police. but many times, i could say that he was explaining something from a current point of view, i would say that is not what you felt at 22... it is obvious. he could ta ke at 22... it is obvious. he could take himself back. i mean... of course, issues concerning racist comments in the 70s. he dicusses that. does not hold back. any areas, he was not as forthcoming as you would have hoped ? he was not as forthcoming as you would have hoped? that is something that deeply troubled him. he has never really apologise? regarding immigration into this country. has he ever apologise? i think part of the problem was the condition he was
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m, the problem was the condition he was in, notan the problem was the condition he was in, not an excuse. he was not sober the next week. yeah... and argumentative drunk. in later years... ido argumentative drunk. in later years... i do not know. it may not have been put to him. but he has definitely discussed that with me. it is interesting. his wholfe life, his career, frankly, based on the blues. african american music. and the title of the film, life in 12 bars. that is how you play the blues. 0bviously reflecting those influences. that is part of the conundrum. totally influenced by black music. it is a culture that he dove into. he has dated black women.
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it is part of his identity. starting from when he was very young. the problem with it is... if we remove that element of race from it, what are we talking about? it is best to just leave it as it is. that is not what he was talking about. it does not matter. it falls under an umbrella that is not pleasant, right. going back to the golden globes, we showed some of the bafta ceremony being prepared. the golden globes, everybody dressed in black, because of sexual harassment allegations. the problems regarding that. where do you feel women are in hollywood at the moment, in terms of
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power? you are a successful director. i remember barbra streisand said she was apparently the last female director to win a golden globe. she also complained she was not nominated for an academy award. i have a granddaughter. and i really feel that it is not correct for me to tell her at 12 that everybody with those black dresses is going to accomplish something. it is going to accomplish something. it is very nice to be supportive of the victims of this harassment but i do not believe it is a new day. these things happen. they have always happened. i would things happen. they have always happened. iwould be things happen. they have always happened. i would be much better telling my granddaughter she is going to have to be aware of the world, find her place in it, and going to have to be the purple of handling situations as they come to
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her, because somebody is not going to be able to watch out for all the. she will have to trust intuition. in many of these circumstances, you know, people went back twice... to some place they knew had the potential to be dangerous. the difficulty is that you have to differentiate your value over what you want. and ifeel very differentiate your value over what you want. and i feel very bad for the women who were victims of these men. buck on the other hand, every single day women all over this world are victims of men. every country. it is not a better world, the 21st century, for women. to isolate this, in terms of hollywood, in terms of these very bad men, not include all
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women, everywhere, treated less than fairly, that would be hypocritical. it has been good to see you. thank you. in the last few moments, president trump has said that he could defeat 0prah president trump has said that he could defeat oprah winfrey in a presidential race. speculation that she could run as a democratic candidate after the golden globes, we can listen to what the president has had to say. can you defeat oprah? that would be a lot of fun. i know her well. i have done one of her last shows. it was donald trump and my family. i like her. i do not think she is going to run. i know her well. donald trump, speaking
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about the possibility of oprah winfrey running for the waitrose. proposals to ban parents and carers in wales from smacking their children have been published. ministers say smacking is "no longer acceptable," and want to follow scotland in outlawing the physical punishment of children. but campaigners against a change fear it could criminalise ordinary parents. sian lloyd has the details. it's the turn of the people of wales to say where they stand on smacking. the government here wants to see it banned. its plans would see the defence of reasonable punishment removed from the offences of assault and battery. similar proposals have already been announced in scotland. the welsh government says it wants to bring in the move as part of a wider package of measures to support young people. many more parents now will say the approach to positive parenting, not using physical punishment, is what they do as a matter of course. but i think that will make that the norm across society to show
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that physical punishment of children is not only not necessary but shouldn't be allowed. there will now be a 12—week consultation, allowing the welsh public to contribute to the debate. no, i don't think it's appropriate to smack children, because i don't think it is productive, really. i don't think that stops them from behaving a certain way. a little tap like that on the hand i don't think is terrible, but, no, not, you know, a big whack. if you are teaching them not to be violent or hit people, you shouldn't hit them. it's hypocritical. the welsh government's plans are already being supported by the children's commissioner for wales and some children's charities, including the nspcc. but others are critical, claiming most parents know where to draw the line between chastisement and abuse, and that their judgment should be trusted. sian lloyd, bbc news, cardiff bay. a taste of the future is on display from today,
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with the biggest event in the tech calendar starting in las vegas. the consumer electronics show is a collection of the latest developments — including smart phones, driverless cars and artificial intelligence. this year, the event is expected to draw more than 170,000 people. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones reports from las vegas. in a robotics lab at the university of las vegas, i have come to meet sofia, who looks pretty human and is just learning to walk. hey sofia, can we shake hands? oh, really good to meet you. you're quite warm actually. how sophisticated do you think you are as a robot? i want people to perceive me at the robot i am. however, i wouldn't want to trick people into thinking i'm human. i just want to communicate with humans in the best possible ways, which includes looking like one. sofia, who has had advanced notice of my questions, has few practical uses right now, but her creators, an american firm employing chinese scientists, believe she represents a big step on the road to artificial intelligence.
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0ur aspiration is to bring the machines to life, to create living intelligent systems, and there you'll see the greatest revolution in artificial intelligence. we are aspiring towards this. do we know for sure that it can be done? we think it can. and among the thousands of new gadgets on show in las vegas this week, artificial intelligence is a constant theme. there is a seeing suitcase that can follow its owner around the airport. this friendly robot wanders round your home, filming short bursts of video to send to your phone. and vincent, developed in cambridge, is a drawing programme that learns to turn simple sketches into works of art. we all own a million things already, a lot of different electronic products. ai represents a whole new wave of ways to make those products a lot more interesting. what that means for the consumer
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electronics industry is a whole new wave of products that they can sell to us. they're a lot more useful and helpful, or so the belief goes. and here is the most obvious example of ai — the race to transform cities with driverless cars. this autonomous cab from uber‘s rival lift still has someone who can take over the wheel, but within a couple of years this company believes we will hop into a cab which will take us across town all on its own. rory cellan—jones, bbc news, las vegas. and looking into the future to find out what the weather has... hopefully going to keep those robots away. the weather, we have been concentrating on what has been going on at the recruiter. this is what the 48 hour snowstorm looks like. not going anywhere fast. well over a
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metre and a half. tignes, closed. the avalanche risk, very high. 14,000 people trapped, in switzerland. some pretty serious weather. the risk is going to ease to high tomorrow. cloudy for most areas. some sunshine across western scotland, but the weather is going to change. this band of rain, starting to make inroads. bumps along the front. this is a clue. either way, overnight some heavy rain gets to northern ireland and pushes into scotland. not as heavy across england but going to continue eastwards. temperatures between 3—6 overnight. tomorrow, that will pressure could put a brake on the
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weather front. the rangers pressure could put a brake on the weatherfront. the rangers last pressure could put a brake on the weather front. the rangers last into the afternoon. 0therwise, weather front. the rangers last into the afternoon. otherwise, it should allow for some sunshine later in the day. the best for western areas. going to be, milder, but otherwise on the google side. not as cool as it has been. 0n on the google side. not as cool as it has been. on wednesday evening, clear skies, we are expecting some mist and fog patches. some of those could become patchy frost. murky start. fog slow to clear. high pressure in charge. temperatures do not have much to write home about. and we end the week like this. cloud across england. another atlantic front, fresh wind, highs of nine at
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plymouth and eat for belfast. the rain could be small to clear tomorrow. —— slow. a former football coach goes on trial, accused of 48 historical sex offences against young boys. the court was told that barry bennell had almost "unfettered access" to boys dreaming of success in the professional game. some of the abuse is alleged to have taken place in the grounds of crewe alexandra, where bennell was coach. and the other main stories on tonight's programme... the newly reshuffled cabinet meets for the first time as theresa may rings more changes among junior ranks to refresh her government. the north london shopkeeper who died after being attacked in a row over cigarette papers. north and south korea hold their first talks in over two years. and the self—propelling suitcase that follows its owner — just one of the marvels at a major tech show in las vegas. coming up on sportsday later
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