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theresa may says britain and china are enjoying a golden era in their relationship. the prime minister meets president xijinping, as she aims boost trade between the two countries. wing while, she says she'll fight eu proposals to give residency rights to eu citizens who arrive in britain during the bread clip transition period. —— the brexit transition period. we'll have the latest from westminster and brussels. also this lunchtime. stroke patients are getting younger — the average age at which people have a first stroke has fallen in the last ten years. lifetime bans for doping given to 28 russian athletes are overturned. the ioc says the ruling has serious implications for the fight against drugs in sport. and the duke and duchess meet the crown prince and princess. william and kate continue their scandinavian tour with a visit
to norway. and coming up in the sport on bbc news — a record january transfer window sees premier league clubs outspend their counterparts in spain, italy, france and germany put together. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the prime minister says britain and china are enjoying a golden era in their relationship, after meeting the country's president xijinping in beijing. on the second day of her trip to try to boost trade between the two countries, theresa may said she hoped her visit would strengthen the "global strategic partnership" between the uk and china. robin brant reports from china. there is some flash photography in
this report, from shanghai. day two of her trip, it was time to see the sights. with her husband, philip, at her side, the prime minister toured the forbidden city but there was no stopping talk of brexit following her. in beijing, with one eye on brussels, the prime minister signalled she will fight proposals to give uk residency rights to eu citizens who come during the post—brexit transitionary period. there's a pushback aimed at critics on her own side. a tory mp has accused mrs may of governing like a tortoise when what is needed is a lion. a cabinet minister with her on her trip says the doubters need to see things more like her hosts do. they are looking at performance, they are looking to see what the uk is doing and they look at the prime minister in a different way than some of the internal tearoom discussions in the uk do. the problem for dr fox is that sometimes the discussions in the tearooms of westminster are similar to what is being talked by the leaders
in the teahouses of china. in both cases they see a prime minister on the road beating the drum for trade but they also see a leader weakened by that general election result with a cloud of uncertainty from brexit hanging over her. sowing the seeds for the uk—china relationship after brexit is part of the focus of this trip. that includes science collaboration as china tries to rely less on importing food. then there is britain's cultural export. we know that dr who and downton abbey are great successes here in china. i've just been meeting the company responsible for something that i have to confess i haven't seen. i have seen downton abbey and dr who. i have not watched octonauts. it is a uk children's cartoon which is apparently being enjoyed by millions of children here in china. away from entertainment and back to business, this was the most important meeting of the day with china's president.
the prime minister wants to deepen what she called the global strategic partnership. it was almost certainly one conversation over tea that didn't touch on her leadership problems. we drink lapsang. robin brant, bbc news, shanghai. speaking while in china, theresa may has signalled that she will fight a demand by the european union that eu citizens who move to the uk during the transition period, after march 2019, will be given full residency rights. the prime minister said that in the eu referendum people had not voted for "nothing to change". our political correspondent iain watson reports. 0h, smite —— all smiles, 0h, smite —— allsmiles, in 0h, smite —— all smiles, in december the eu gave the green light for talks and trade and transition
period of about two years after brexit, but now there's a snag. the government thought it was agreed that full eu citizens‘ rights to work here would end after brexit in march 2019. now the eu says those rights should be extended until the end of any transition. in their view, december 20 20. to many brexiteers, that‘s unacceptable. this is an issue that we can‘t come from eyes on. we do need to make it absolutely sure that any eu citizens who come here during the transitional period will not begin in the permanent right to reside in this country. we‘ll have left the european union and they can‘t expect the same provisions to prevail after we‘ve gone. the same provisions to prevail after we've gone. and the pressure from those pro—brexit backbenchers, theresa may told reporters on her trip to china that innocence brexit means brexit. people coming to britain after march 2019th in the full knowledge that we‘ve left the eu should be treated differently. a point repeated by her ministers in
the commons. the citizens' rights agreement reached in december does give certainty about the rights of eu citizens already here going forward but this agreement does not cover those arriving after we leave the eu. so what would this mean in practice? well, the only change that eu citizens would see if they come here during a transition period is they‘d have to register. but if they wa nted they‘d have to register. but if they wanted to stay on beyond that transition period, the government says new rules could be applied depending on the negotiations that might mean the need for a work permit or visa. government sources say eu citizens wouldn‘t be thrown out, but pro—eu campaigners are more worried that they might not come in the first place. a message to eu migrants is absolutely unequivocal. if you want to come here you will have less rights than the people you are working alongside, less rights than the people you are living alongside, and that you will have no security in this country. speculation about theresa may‘s
future continues at westminster and she‘s been offered apparently helpful advice by the man she sacked as chancellor and who campaigned against leaving the eu. the conservative party, which i have worked very hard over my lifetime to put back in a position where it could be the government, must offer to the country a big plan for the future, big ideas, big vision, a plan to engage with the rest of the world like china, or indeed a form of frexit which is not as economic as damaging as some of the forms being produced —— waveform of brexit. i would being produced —— waveform of brexit. iwould humbly being produced —— waveform of brexit. i would humbly suggest that‘s what‘s required. brexit. i would humbly suggest that's what's required. it's increasingly apparent the prime minister doesn‘t simply have to negotiate with the eu, but with members of her own party as well. iain watson, bbc news, westminster. in a moment we‘ll get the picture from adam fleming in brussels, but first our assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. what reaction to what theresa may
was saying? by and large mrs may's critics have been pretty pleased because it suggests that the next round of transition talks are going to bea round of transition talks are going to be a bit ofa round of transition talks are going to be a bit of a rough house. i think many people thought there were going to be a walk in the park. now it looks like there will be some serious rows, and for mrs may it enables her to turn to her critics say, look, i‘m nota enables her to turn to her critics say, look, i‘m not a pushover, enables her to turn to her critics say, look, i‘m nota pushover, i‘m not going to be rolled over, i‘m going to stand my ground, we‘re not going to stand my ground, we‘re not going to stand my ground, we‘re not going to be a vassal state. so she makes a stand over freedom of movement. she‘s also reassured her critics this transition period is only going to be around two years. this morning david davis has said there is also going to be a bust up over our right to negotiate our own trade agreements during this transition period. all of which has been welcomed by her critics, evidence that team made are flexing their muscles. the difficulty of this misleads may have to backpedal, if she has to compromise and that‘s been the story of the brexit negotiations so far. you will give a bit and then we‘ll give a bit. but
at the end of the day if we end up with some sort of bunch over the issue of freedom of movement, with maybe new eu rivals having to register, but may still enjoying residency rights, then the backlash from mrs may‘s critics is likely to be all the more ferocious. it seems to me she‘s won herself some applause, some temporary breathing space, but if she backs down on her position could be even more precarious. norman, thank you. adam fleming in brussels, what awaits her there, given everything at norman was just saying? there, given everything at norman wasjust saying? well, i harrald verhofstadt, the member of the european parliament who coordinates the parliament‘s brexit work is off work sick today but he tweeted from his sick bed saying these rights are absolutely non—negotiable —— guy verhofstadt. he says the eu will not accept a situation where european citizens who moved to the uk before
brexit day have one set of rights, but eu citizens who moved to the uk after brexit date have a different set of rights during the transition period. that‘s what he feels about it when he‘s under the weather, not very happy. as for the european commission, which runs the brexit talks, their vice president said he didn‘t want to comment on comments made by the british prime minister while she was on the other side of the world. he said he would rather wait to see the official british position put forward in the negotiations. by complete coincidence the campaign groups that represent the citizens affected, eu nationals in the uk, british people in the eu, they are in brussels for an event and they are dismayed about all of this. we‘ll only know for sure what happens when the talks get under way about the transition period and there are no dates for them in the diary as yet. adam fleming in brussels and norman smith in westminster, thank you. the average age of people who have a stroke for the first time in england has fallen
in the past decade. figures from public health england show that while the majority of strokes occur in people over the age of 70, more than a third of first time strokes hit adults between a0 and 69. here‘s our health correspondent, catherine burns. i had a stroke. i had ihada i had a stroke. i had a stroke. adrian jones was just 53 when he happened to him. he says his stroke has changed his life, that he used to walk 50 miles a week, now he struggles over short distances. i didn‘t feel too great straightaway and when i twisted and tried to stand up i immediately fell over and i couldn‘t feel, i had no sensation on my left side at all. so, i didn‘t know what had happened, obviously panicking. the older you are the greater your chance of having a stroke, but the average age for men having a stroke has
fallen from 71 to 68. for women, it‘s gone from 75 to 73. figures from public health england show almost 60% of first—time stroke patients were 70 or over. but there‘s been an increase in middle—aged people being affected. in 2007, about 15% of people having a first stroke were aged between a0 and 59. by 2016, it had gone up to 20%. i think the first thing is awareness that stroke can happen. awareness how awful stroke can be, and therefore it really is worth making an effort right from the beginning of your life, or as soon as you become an adult, to be thinking about the longer term, not to think that stroke is just a disease for older people. if someone is having a stroke it‘s vital to get help quickly. so a campaign‘s been launched to help people recognise the symptoms. if people can get a hospital quickly, get the life—saving treatment that they need within three hours, it means
that not only is their life going to be saved but also they're likely to live a life with reduced disability and burden associated with stroke, so please do act fast. face — has it fallen on one side? arms, can they raise them? speech, is it slurred? it‘s worth saying too, a0 to 7a—year—olds in england are eligible for health checks to help spot the early signs of various conditions including strokes. catherine burns, bbc news. lifetime doping bans given to 28 russian olympic athletes have been overturned by the court of arbitration for sport. the court said the evidence provided by the international olympic committee wasn‘t sufficient to punish the athletes — and their results from the 201a sochi games will now be reinstated. 0ur sports correspondent alex capstick is here. how has this come about? what is the
court‘s ruling? how has this come about? what is the court's ruling? this stretches back to the winter games in sochi, where russia was accused of enacting a convex system which protected drug cheat. an ioc investigation found more than a0 russian athletes had benefited from the system and handed them lifetime bans. all but one appeal to the court of arbitration for sport and they were held in geneva last week. what will be a shock to anti—doping campaigners, the court of arbitration for sport said there wasn‘t enough evidence to prove that 28 of these athletes had in fact cheated at those games so they are now free to compete. they‘ve been cleared completely. a others have been found to have committed doping violations but whilst their lifetime bans have been reduced most won‘t be allowed to compete in pyeongchang —— ii reduced most won‘t be allowed to compete in pyeongchang —— 11 others have been found. what happens to the 28? it is unclear. the ioc have said they are very disappointed by the decision but they say it doesn‘t
mean these athletes are innocent or that they will be invited to south korea to compete as part of the neutral team, 169 athletes have been invited from russia. as for russia, as you would expect, they‘ve welcomed the decision. 0ne leading official from the welcomed the decision. 0ne leading officialfrom the kremlin has said it‘s a victory forjustice, but with just our top story this lunchtime. over a week to go before the start of the games it‘s fair to say it‘s all a bit of a mess. alex capstick, thank alex capstick, thank you. theresa may says britain and china are enjoying a golden era in their relationship. and still to come — why facebook‘s profits are up despite users spending less time on the social network. coming up in sport — manchester united bossjose mourinho slams his side‘s "ridiculous" start, conceding just 11 seconds into their 2—0 defeat to spurs in the premier league last night.
ido i do apologise — we will get there eventually. i do hope the story is worth waiting for! the economic gap between the north and south of england will continue to grow, unless the government prioritises education and skills — that‘s the warning from the northern powerhouse partnership, a body set up to try to re—balance the uk economy. it says pupils in the north are on average one gcse grade behind those in the south and that the region is being held back by a lack of investment in education. nina warhurst reports. if your child is born in the north—east their chances of going to an underperforming school are three times higher than if they were born in london. today‘s report asks for £300 million of new money for the north for early years and asks every northern business to play its part by mentoring the young.
we‘ve got to put education at the heart of the northern powerhouse and this is a call to arms to say it doesn‘t have to be the case that schools in the north underperform schools in the south, so we‘ve got a big plan working across the parties with businesses to bring reform, investment and business involvement into our schools. how are you finding the communications time on a wednesday? george osborne wants businesses to follow barclays‘ lead. they have more than 500 apprentices across the north. they say they want northern talent to stay here. i think it was an opportunity that i was quite surprised to find that i didn't have to move away for. because i think my kind of preconception was, you would probably have to move to have a really good career. but now, you know, my view's completely changed on that now that i've found the degree programme because you can do it from anywhere. the authors of the report focused on northern employers who consistently pointed to poor skills and inadequate training. they also said they
worry about the brain drain of northern talent disappearing south, and all of that feeds into a gap in productivity that‘s getting wider. the government says it is stepping up after being accused of neglecting the north from the day george osborne left downing street. one of the real unsung bits about our northern powerhouse is the £70 million we‘ve put into our northern powerhouse school strategy, which goes all the way from early years provision and making sure that‘s as good as it can be to the maths and english hubs that we have set up. we're going to do some more division. it‘s a complicated equation, more government money plus more business investment could equal 850,000 newjobs in the north by 2050. but can the maths add up? nina warhurst, bbc news in darlington. the father of a seriously ill 20—month—old boy is in court to argue that his son should continue to receive life—support treatment. tom evans from liverpool,
wants to take his son alfie abroad for treatment — but doctors say continuing life—support treatment is not in the child‘s best interests. judith moritz is at the court in liverpool. she can explain a bit more about this. it is a terribly sad situation, the court have said today, thejudge situation, the court have said today, the judge and situation, the court have said today, thejudge and barristers situation, the court have said today, the judge and barristers and eve ryo ne today, the judge and barristers and everyone here, is agreed over how difficult this is. the situation is that alfie evans, whose father has just left court for the lunch break, has been suffering from a brain condition since he was born in may 2016. alder hey hospital say that they believe that now the life support, mechanical breathing, should be withdrawn and have made an application for him to be taken to a hospice. but alfie potter my parents kate and tom fundamentally disagree.
they want instead for alfie to be taken to rome to a hospital there they‘ve been in touch with and they believe the hospital can give a different kind of care that‘s what they want to happen. it‘s all ended up they want to happen. it‘s all ended up in court, it‘s down to a judge to decide. they have been moments of high emotion today because tom eva ns, high emotion today because tom evans, who is just high emotion today because tom evans, who isjust 21, alfie‘s father, has been representing himself and he broke down in tears as he heard the hospital‘s barrister described his son as a normal lovely looking boy. the court adjourned for a short time because of the high emotion and when everyone came back thejudge, mrjustice hayden, said to mr evans that he knew how difficult this must be and that he had noticed, in fact, people in court wearing t—shirts that say alfie‘s army on them, there to support alfie and the judge said we are all in alfie‘s army and all want the best ultimately for alfie but it will be up to the judge to decide what happens. thank you, judith
moritz. facebook has reported a big jump in profits despite users spending significantly less time on the site. it comes after the social network announced changes designed to prioritise posts from friends, at the expense of content from businesses and media companies. our business correspondent theo leggett is with me. fiola, you‘d better explain what the changes are and why there has been all of this change on facebook. when you log onto facebook what you see is chosen for you by facebook‘s computers based on what the company thinks you will find most interesting. the change is designed to encourage more interactions with your friends and family, so, for example, a photo of their cats, or a selfie, or whatever, and so you will see more of that kind of stuff and less material published by news organisations and so on, so less news and fewer videos. the idea, facebook says, is to encourage more meaningful social interaction because that‘s what it says makes people happier, and encourage less
of the sort of sensational polarising news stuff we all see on oui’ polarising news stuff we all see on our feeds every day. so, people spending less time on it as a result and get profits are still up, how does that work? facebook has 1.4 billion users and they spend on average a0 minutes a day on the site so if they spend a couple of minutes lest it is not a huge problem. at the same time what facebook is doing is trying to make sure people see the adverts that are relevant to them. if you have 1.a billion users and just broadcast an advert it‘s not going to necessarily get to the people who want to see it. so it is targeting more. for example, if you look for a hotel in a particular city on a website and don‘t book you mightfind an city on a website and don‘t book you might find an advert for hotels in that area appearing on your feet, targeting adverts, you‘re more likely to respond to it, advertisers pay a premium to have the most receptive people see their adverts and therefore it will make more money. leggett, thank you. the chief inspector of schools in england has warned that religious extremists are using schools
to narrow children‘s horizons and pervert their education. speaking at a school in east london, amanda spielman called on head teachers to tackle people who undermine fundamental british values — critics say the educational authorities need to engage more with muslim communities. frankie mccamley reports. how finally got through it? since being appointed a year ago the head of 0fsted amanda spielman has made tackling extremism in school is one of her main objectives and today she used her speech at the church of england conference to directly address that issue. one of those british values is tolerance and respect for all faiths and none and we are looking... 0ne respect for all faiths and none and we are looking... one of the things we are looking... one of the things we have to look for is signs that that value is breaking down and by being tolerant you can end up importing intolerance and we have to make sure that we help schools find that balance and that we report where we find that balance is at risk. the ofsted chief also through her weight behind the headteacher of
this east london school, which is one of the top performing schools in the country. she tried to ban girls under the age of eight from wearing the hijab to school and stop youngsters from fasting during ramadan. however, following a big campaign from parents and community leaders, her roles were reversed. but some don‘t believe schools should be setting rules like this. there is pressure for young girls and it is for women alone to decide what that is and to save this is what that is and to save this is what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. the government believes it up to individual schools to set their own clothing policy and states, if there are any allegations of schools promoting ideologies in the classroom, we will not hesitate to act. this is clearly an issue which many schools across the country will be considering in order to strike the right balance.
frankie mccamley, bbc news. west ham have suspended their director of player recruitment tony henry, following claims that he said the club wouldn‘t sign any more african players. in a statement, the club said they won‘t tolerate any type of discrimination. let‘s find out more from our sports news correspondent, richard conway. what is the alleged or appeared to have said? the daily mail obtained an e—mail sent from tony henry to a senior west ham official and an agent and in the e—mail it is alleged tony henry said they didn‘t want to sign any more african players. when confronted about this tony henry admitted that that was indeed the case, they wanted to limit the number of african players because "they have a bad attitude and cause mayhem when they are not in the team." tony henry, it is claimed, also suggested it was club policy supported by senior management, but west ham have said they do not tolerate any kind of discrimination, they have suspended him today, and save they have acted swiftly due to
the serious nature of the claims. the fa themselves are investigating, we understand the pfa, the players union, say they are shocked by the views and sake there is no place for them in football and there has also been a reaction from some of the west ham players, cheikh kouyate, one of their players taking the social media this morning, posting a picture of himself saying "african and private, proud. " —— african and proud. thank you, richard conway. the end of january is a milestone for all those people who pledged to go the whole month without drinking alcohol. 0rganisers of the dry january campaign say thousands of people signed up to take part. another campaign — veganuary — has also reported thousands pledging to avoid eating animal—derived products for the month, with more people questioning where their food comes from and the ethics behind its production. danny savage has been to meet people taking part in leeds. a vegan cafe in leeds. there‘s no meat or dairy products in any of the food here, and for the last month non—vegans have been encouraged to give it a go.
and those behind veganuary say it‘s a lot easier today than it was a few years ago. when i went vegan seven years ago there was none of the chain restaurants doing vegan options — now nearly all of them either have vegan options on the menu or they‘ve got a vegan menu itself. a lot of the supermarkets now, the range of products that are available to people going vegan is a lot better than it was six or seven years ago, so it‘s moving in the right direction. and what‘s the one thing you miss? cheese. that‘s your... yeah. cheese. tabatha went vegan for january, despite some cravings she‘s stuck to it and will continue. the thing that got me in the first place was actually the environmental impact of veganism and vegetarianism, but yeah, health, ethics, there's just so many reasons, i think, to go vegan. and it‘s going 0k? yeah. you haven‘t struggled? no, i haven't actually struggled. you‘ve completed it? you haven‘t fallen off the wagon as such? no, i haven't. at a nearby bakery, ellie has built up a business making vegan cakes. production has grown rapidly because veganism is no longer a niche, it‘s becoming mainstream. it‘s been crazy busy.
lots of cafes have started doing it, they want to accommodate everybody so they‘re wanting to offer a really good range and just the general public as well, you‘ll notice, if you go to a market or even just going to the big vegan fairs there‘s much, much bigger crowds. and the growth in trade is reflected by a growing change in people‘s attitudes. veganism as a lifestyle choice has definitely boomed in the last few years. but for a lot of other people they're choosing a more flexible approach, even part—time. perhaps reducing their meat intake to once or twice a week, taking a more vegetable—centric approach the other days, and for these people veganuary is a brilliant introduction and a way to test the waters. the organisers say about 78,000 people in the uk tried going vegan in january. they think even more will have a go next year. danny savage, bbc news, leeds. the duke and duchess of cambridge
are in norway as part of a four—day tour of scandanavia. william and kate are visiting the norwegian royal family and william and kate are visiting the norwegian royalfamily and meeting local entrepreneurs. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell is in oslo. what‘s on the agenda? what's on the agenda? welcome to a very snowbound 0slo and you‘d think they would be used to the sort of thing here and indeed they are but rather more snow in recent days than is customary which caused a few complications this morning but the cambridges scandinavian odyssey continues travelling this morning from stockholm in sweden to 0slo, greeted 0slo airport by the crown prince and crown princess. they have come on now to the royal palace in the centre of oslo where they have met king harald and having lunch with him, quite a family occasion, they are distantly related, close ties between the norwegian and british royal family is.
ties between the norwegian and british royalfamily is. what ties between the norwegian and british royal family is. what will they be talking about? as royals they be talking about? as royals they don‘t do politics but there is a strong political context to do with anything concerning britain and europe. we shouldn‘t forget that all of these visits are commissioned by the british foreign office, lots of visits by the british royalfamily to european countries in recent yea rs. to european countries in recent years. the purpose is to emphasise the depth and breadth of the relationship with britain, william talking about that in stockholm last night. norway, of course, interesting, not part of the eu but pa rt interesting, not part of the eu but part of the single market, a very rich country, one of the richest per capita in europe, indeed in the world, so a country with which the united kingdom will want to have even stronger links in the future. interesting, thanks very much, nicholas witchell, in a very chilly looking 0slo. let‘s look at our own weather prospects. i thought we‘d start with a