this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 10.003m: dame tessa jowell has died at the age 70. the former labour cabinet minister was diagnosed with a brain tumour last may. she recently spoke in the house of lords while campaigning for better cancer treatments. what gives a life meaning is not only how it is lived, but how it draws to a close. i hope that this debate will give hope to other cancer patients like me. one person has been killed and four others wounded in a knife attack in paris — authorities say they are treating the incident as a terror attack. also in the next hour: israel lifts the trophy at this year's eurovision song contest. singer netta takes top points with her song ‘toy‘, a song inspired by the metoo movement, but a stage invader during the uk's performance causes drama at the lisbon event. it's official — a picture
of the queen's formal consent for prince harry's marriage to meghan markle has been released ahead of the ceremony next saturday. and there is more wedding excitement in 30 minutes. the royal wedding singalong follows a group of amateur singers as they prepare a unique gift for the happy couple. that's coming up at 10.30am. good morning and welcome to bbc news. the former labour cabinet minister tessa jowell has died at the age of 70. she had been diagnosed with brain cancer in may 2017. dame tessa was a leading figure in the government of tony blair, serving as minister for culture and sport. she was also a driving force behind london's successful bid to host the olympics in 2012. well, in the last few moments,
the prime minister has paid tribute to tessa jowell. over a photograph of the two of them together, she said that the dignity and courage with which dame tessa confronted her illness was humbling and it was inspirational. she also describes dame tessa's campaigning on brain cancer research as "a lasting tribute to a lifetime of public service". leila nathoo looks back on her career. and the games of the 30th olympiad in 2012 are awarded to... the city of london! the words they wanted to hear. london had won the contest to host the 2012 olympics and it was tessa jowell who championed the bid from the start. i am tessa jowell, olympic minister. she went on to oversee preparations for the games and laid the foundations for the capital's greatest sporting event. tessa jowell was first elected to parliament in 1992
in the south london seat of dulwich, after spending time as a social worker and counsellor. she was then one ofjust 60 female mps in the commons. a new labour stalwart, tessa jowell was a popular figure in all circles, but was one of tony blair's strongest supporters. after spells of public health and then education minister, she joined the cabinet in 2001 as culture secretary, overseeing the relaxation of gambling and licensing laws and persuading her colleagues to back the olympic pitch. you deny you took a bribe? absolutely, absolutely. she married the lawyer david mills, but they separated in 2006 after controversy. over his business dealings. she was cleared of any breach of the ministerial code and they later reconciled. tessa jowell continued to serve on the labour front bench under gordon brown and after the party lost power in 2010. she left the commons in 2015 and stood to be labour's candidate for london mayor, though she lost out to sadiq khan.
not long after entering the house of lords, ladyjowell revealed she's had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. she later gave a moving speech to peers about her condition. in the end, what gives a life meaning is not only how it is lived, but how it draws to a close. i hope that this debate will give hope to other cancer patients like me, so that we can live well together with cancer, notjust dying of it, all of us for longer. thank you. applause. tributes for dame tessa jowell
are being shared widely on social media. the former prime minister gordon brown tweeted tessa jowell has so many lasting achievements to her name but she will always be defined by the sheer courage and compassion for others she showed while facing cancer. labour leaderjeremy corbyn tweeted devastating to hear the news of tessa jowell‘s death. from councillor to cabinet minister, her achievements were huge, including helping to bring the olympics to london. dianne abbott says sad to hear about the death of dame tessa jowell. will never forget her incredibly moving last speech in the house of lords. labour mp andy mcdonald says, so sorry to hear of dame tessa jowell‘s passing. she was so brave and inspiring especially in her last campaign for better cancer treatment. a remarkable woman and a beautiful human being. our political
correspondent tom bartonjoins me now. a lot of those tributes are very moving. a reminder of how much she has achieved. absolutely. as we saw in the report, the single biggest things you will be remembered for is her contribution to bringing the olympics and paralympics to london in 2012, campaigning for that to happen, helping deliver it and staying with it in one way or another all the way through to the competition itself. sebastian coe, who himself was instrumental in that, said that without tessa there would be no london 2012. no politician, he says, it deserves greater credit for those games. she
had broader political legacy as well, serving as a health minister, and culture secretary. she was responsible for changing the focus around public health onto prevention as an issue. she introduced sure sta rt centres, as an issue. she introduced sure start centres, a policy that labour has been incredibly passionate about. and their campaigning in her final months around the diagnosis and treatment of insurers. that speech in the house of lords was incredibly moving and powerful, in a place that is normally like a dusty environment, where she moved peers to tears, standing ovation. she got her message that this is something society and government needs to focus on. it was a real break with tradition, saying that happen in the chamber. the thing that struck me as
well was the one towards a cross— party. well was the one towards a cross-party. absolutely. we saw some of the tributes there from senior figures on both sides of the house of commons. really recognising that she was a politician who on issue she was a politician who on issue she was a politician who on issue she was passionate about would work gci’oss she was passionate about would work across party lines to really make things happen. one notable thing today from gus o'donnell, saying she was a rare politician, passionate and prepared to work across party lines. we have heard from tony blair today, he appointed tessa jowell to her cabinet positions. he described her cabinet positions. he described her today as having a passion, determination and simple human decency. she was an inspiration to work with and a joy to be around. she was an inspiration to work with and a joy to be around. among the first to pay tribute to tessa jowell was alastair campbell, the former director of communcations to tony blair.
he recalled a gutsy politician and individual, and recalled memories of shared family holidays. i think like ithinklikea i think like a lot of people who knew tessa am very, very sad because she was not just knew tessa am very, very sad because she was notjust an extraordinary politician but an extraordinary human being. i don't think there was any more compassionate, humane politician that ever lived, by frank b. she was an inspiring and wonderful person and a lot of people will be very sad. it also she faced her illness with exactly the same approach that she took to her life, very gutsy and determined and always in mind to help other people who had the same condition. she will leave a lot of sadness, but a really inspiring career, both as a politician, but i think even more so asa human politician, but i think even more so as a human being. can you tell me your fondest as a human being. can you tell me yourfondest memory? as a human being. can you tell me your fondest memory?” as a human being. can you tell me your fondest memory? i think, even
this morning, even though she has just died, when i think of tessa fettes almost all positive life affirming staff. when i woke up this morning the first memory i had was her dancing in her kitchen to a piece of music that we had introduced her to and the song was called a lie. machine knew she was dying but that was how she felt she was also sent to the people she was going to leave, you are enjoy it. and i think also we went on holiday with her, especially in scotland and sometimes in france, and she isjust somebody who, my daughter said this, whenever tessa is witty the other person is happy to be there. she just had that ability to make people feel at ease, happy and content with life. that is the approach to her politics and how she lived her life. lord hain served alongside dame tessa in government — earlier he paid tribute to some of her achievements. the delivery of the olympics, people
just assume because it happened but it was always going to happen, but winning it after the iraq invasion and the international opprobrium and criticisms that that attracted, it was not straightforward at all to win itand was not straightforward at all to win it and she did so by leading a campaign of exclusivity so that the image that britain presented was a reality image of a multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic society, one in which the paralympics and therefore disability was equally included. it was a diversity success and it was down to tessa. she had to persuade the rest of us in the cabinet, some of whom are really worried if it was the right thing to do, including the prime minister, by the way. of course, a lot of people said it would be too costly, we
might not win it in the firm circumstances. she just persuaded everybody, including cabinet ministers like myself, but it was the right thing to do. harriet harman has also paid tribute to dame tessa: i think that she was an enormous political figure, not i think that she was an enormous politicalfigure, notjust in i think that she was an enormous political figure, notjust in the labour party, but across politics. you remember that old woman's movement saying, the personal is political, tessa's political style was all about how she felt as a person her devotion to her children meant that wanted sure start children's centres to support children's centres to support children and parents in every part of the country. her love of sport mad that she wanted the olympics to come here and for it to be shared by every region and for the paralympics to flourish. she did her politics in a very different style, by befriending people, so she prevented the powerless because she wanted to support them and she prevented the
powerful because she wanted them to support the powerless. she did her politics not by shouting at people 01’ politics not by shouting at people or threatening them, but by sitting down and having conversations with them and persuading them. she was a very nice and seemed like a very nice person, but inside she was feeling in her determination for the progressive causes and i miss her so much, from her being my neighbouring mp. we work together for 23 years in south london. but also all the work she did just across the board. she is one of the really big figures of the last labour government. is one of the really big figures of the last labour governmentm is one of the really big figures of the last labour government. it is tempting to think because she made politics so personal that she wasn't a tough cookie. she must‘ve been to have risen to such high office and to have server so long that so many roles. she absolutely was, but it was her way of bringing people to reach agreement with her rather than threatening them. when we had
meetings together in south london with the police or the hospitals or schools, she was always really friendly and courteous to them but if she felt they were letting people down locally, then she could be very, and was, very, very tough in support of what she wanted to achieve. should you showed a different way of doing politics and she will be so sadly missed or southern she only 70 saw our hearts really going to her family. what's more had she wanted achieve?” really going to her family. what's more had she wanted achieve? i saw herjust a week ago. she was very serena. i mean, she knew that she had made a huge difference on putting the spotlight on brain cancer and even as she based the end of her life, her thought was what cani of her life, her thought was what can i do for other people? again, it was the personal was political. she brought to the house of commons the house of lords and internationally, as well. will be remembered not only
globally for what she has done on brain cancer, but also all those powerful international leaders who she reached out to to win the uk's bid with the olympics. it must have been quite disarming to be alongside. well, it was great when tessa was on your side in your working together, just nothing could stop you. it was always in good progressive causes. but as i said, although she was laboured through and through, she reached across parties because she wanted to get things done. tessa jowell was a public servant throughout her life and never more so than when she discovered she had an inoperable brain tumour and vowed to fight one more campaign — to transform cancer treatment for all. injanuary the bbc‘s nick robinson spoke to her at home. there will be people listening to you who think, why don't you: on the sofa, be with your family and
friends, look at yourself. absolutely impossible. you know, i have so much love. it is the most extraordinary, blessed and recreating sense. blessed and recreating senselj blessed and recreating sense. i have been lucky enough to read the speech that you will give to the house of lords and you end with some words from seamus heaney, the polyps, and you mean it. i am not afraid. i am not afraid. i feel very clear about my sense of purpose and what i want to do and how do i know how long it is going to last? i'm certainly going to do everything i can to make ita going to do everything i can to make it a very long time. dame tessa jowell, who has died aged 70. the headlines on bbc news: dame tessa jowell has died at the age of 70,
her family have confirmed. she was diagnosed with brain cancer last may. tributes have been paid to the former labour cabinet to the former labour cabinet minister — she played a major role in bringing the 2012 olympics to london and recently campaigned for better cancer treatments. police are investigating a suspected terror attack in paris — one person was killed and four others were wounded. sport now and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. good morning. the premier league season comes to a close today, with all 20 teams kicking off at 3.00pm. at the top, manchester city are already champions, stoke city and west brom already relegated. would we be adversely affected if certain news started to filter through?
i'm not sure. we are all human. maybe. maybe so, if it was a situation that was running out of control. but my view is that we are in position to get the job done ourselves. we just need a good, solid, professional performance. after 22 years in charge at arsenal, it will be arsene wenger‘s last game as manager of the club as they face huddersfield. arsenal will have to settle for a sixth place finish, his lowest at manager. but after ten major trophies, including three premier league wins, what was the secret to his success? at 33 years of age i was responsible for a top team in france. i'm 68 today and never stopped. so, there is a long learning process of controlling who you already are, control the animal that is inside you, and that helps me a lot. i went through some fantastic periods in my
life, and as well through some more difficult periods. and the fact that i managed to keep control of my emotions and my reactions helped me a lot to do myjob. now, after i finish here, i can reconnect a little bit and be a bit more who i am really. away from the premier league, we're into play—offs in the football league, as teams battle it out for those final promotion spots. looking to get back into the premier league, aston villa take a slim advantage in their semi—final with middlesbrough. milejedinak scored the only goal of the first leg at the riverside to give them a lead going into tuesday's second leg. in the league one play—off semi—final first leg between scunthorpe and rotherham, cameron mcgeehan scrambled home a late equaliser for scu nthorpe, as they salvaged a 2—2 draw. in league two, coventry scored a controversial last—minute penalty to snatch a draw in their first leg against notts county. lincoln 0—0 with exeter.
in scotland, ross county have been relegated from the premiership after a draw at stjohnstone. they needed a partick thistle defeat to keep alive any hope of survival, but partick beat dundee 1—0 thanks to this kris doolan goal. partick now face livingstone of the championship in a two—legged play off. the winner of which will be playing premiership football next season. chelsea ladies took a giant step towards clinching the women's super league title by beating sunderland 2—1. this goal from eni aluko's doubled the lead for chelsea, after fran kirby opened the scoring. chelsea need just one point from their two remaining matches to be crowned champions. lewis hamilton is on pole position for today's spanish grand prix. he will be alongside team—mate valtteri bottas at the front of the grid. hamilton, who leads the drivers championship, by four points gained his 74th pole position of his career, extending his own record. hamilton's closest rival in the championship, ferrari's sebastian vettel, is in third postion for the start of the race. that's all the sport for now.
the french president, emmanuel macron, says his country will not give in to the "enemies of freedom" after a man armed with a knife killed one person and injured four others in paris last night. so—called islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened on a busy street near to the city's main opera house. the man was shot dead by police. janey mitchell reports. it should have been a pleasant night out in a popular part of paris. instead, a victim lies stabbed in the street. eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic as an attacker lashed out with a blade. investigators say he shouted "allahu akbar," arabic for "god is great." police flooded the area near the opera house, and witnesses say officers first tried to taser the suspect, and then fired two shots. translation: the police arrived quickly. everyone arrived quickly.
we didn't know what was going on. we were quickly moved inside the bar. i went outside and i saw a man lying on the floor. president macron said his thoughts were with the victims and their loved ones. he saluted the courage of the police officers who, in his words, "neutralised the terrorist". the city's mayor said that all parisians stood by the victims' side. the incident is being treated as terrorism. judicial sources have told the french media that the attacker was born in 1997 in the southern russian republic of chechnya. the source said his parents are now being questioned. the islamic state group has claimed responsibility, saying it was targeting countries of the coalition which fought against it in the middle east. translation: france is absolutely determined not to yield in any way to the threats issued by attackers. our response will be firm and clear. over the past three years,
a string ofjihadist attacks around france have claimed the lives of almost 250 people. as the investigation continues, police will remain on high alert. dozens of rough sleepers from eu countries are to receive thousands of pounds in compensation after being illegally detained and deported. figures obtained by the bbc reveal that, in the 12 months to may last year, almost 700 people were targeted, despite some of them being able to prove that they were working. jon ironmonger has more. tomas lusas is from lithuania. for nine years, he has been living, working and paying taxes in england, but a low point in 2016 found him on the streets in west london. recently i was sleeping here... he was woken one morning by immigration officers, and quickly bundled into a van to be deported. it is really hard to stand up after that, you know,
because all of those handcuffs, all of this immigration thing, all of those officers who don't even want to help you, chat with you. tomas was detained for 19 days under a home office policy that the high court ruled in december was illegal and discriminatory. what was life like in a detention centre for you? jail — you don't know the end of the sentence. i didn't know i was going to spend a night in this. he was later awarded £10,000 in damages, but others like him are now entitled to a pay—out. law firms tell us that the home office is in the process of settling at least 45 such claims. the true number is likely to be higher. figures obtained by the bbc reveal that, in the year to may 2017, nearly 700 homeless eea nationals were illegally detained. simultaneously net migration was cut, helping to cover
rising homelessness. but rough sleepers were being targeted even if they were in work, even if they had a permanent right of residence in the uk. eu law is very clear, and actually it is very robust. but what the policy was was a very flimsy attempts to misuse the law simply to meet immigration targets. the home office told us it had ceased all action on immigration status of eea citizens because of rough sleeping, and that claims for rough sleeping will be considered on a case—by—case basis. tomas, meanwhile, has a new place to stay, and a second chance to make his home in the uk. the serial killer dennis nilsen has died in prison aged 72. nilsen, a former civil servant, had been injail since 1983. he strangled at least 15 people at his home in north london. most of his victims were homeless gay men. there will be an investigation into his death. the army in the democratic republic of congo says it is working with park rangers to try to locate two british tourists
who were kidnapped by an armed gang. authorities say that several armed groups operate in and around the virunga national park, and there have been frequent kidnappings of local people. the foreign office is providing support to the families involved. a picture of the queen's official consent for prince harry's marriage to meghan markle has been released. the formal record is handwritten by one of the crown office's own artists, and signed "elizabeth r" by the queen. it will be presented to the couple after their wedding next weekend. it was a night filled with drama at the eurovision final in lisbon after a man invaded the stage during the uk's performance. he grabbed the microphone from surie before being dragged off and arrested. she later turned down the chance to sing again, and finished third from bottom. the show belonged to israel's netta who won with her song ‘toy‘, referred to by most viewers as the ‘chicken song'. our entertainment correspondent david sillito was there. # storms don't last forever.
# forever, remember. eurovision, and the uk's surie was more than halfway through a song when suddenly a protester appeared and grabbed the microphone. nazis of the uk media, we demand freedom! seconds later, the mic back in her hand, it was as if nothing had happened. as she reached the line "don't give up," the crowd leapt to their feet. the protester, who has invaded other british tv programmes in the past, was taken into police custody. the whole crowd gathered round. like, the response of eurovision, it was just amazing. the fact that she was able to handle that with so much dignity and with so much confidence was amazing. she carried on, went through, finished like a true brit. the stadium came alive. everyone was supporting her,
and we couldn't be more proud. so 12 points for an extraordinary recovery, but not quite enough to make a splash on the eurovision scoreboard. but, for israel, exhortation at netta's victory. clucking. # look at me, i'm a beautiful creature. netta's clucking, in a song inspired by the metoo movement, ended up being an inspiring winner. israel wins with 529 points. israel is the winner, congratulations. for netta, who said she was overwhelmed to even make it to eurovision, it was clear how much this meant to her. a businessman who grew up in a council house and was the son of a joiner has topped this year's sunday times rich list.
sirjim ratcliffe is worth an estimated £21 billion. he founded the chemical firm ineos which runs the grangemouth refinery near falkirk. he is the first british—born individual to top the list in 15 years. yesterday was a bit disappointing across the eastern side of the country. outbreaks of rain led to a soqqy country. outbreaks of rain led to a soggy afternoon and evening. the range is clearing away today from northern areas and we should see ple nty of northern areas and we should see plenty of sunshine. a better day in the south—east and eastern parts of england. the wet weather across the east of scotland will become confined to the northern isles this afternoon and from much of the country a lovely afternoon, temperatures between 16 and 18 celsius. overnight tonight, the rain becomes confined to shannon before eventually moving away. this line of
cloud will return back to the east coast, bringing a few showers to the extreme south—east. a bit of cloud across western northern ireland, but elsewhere high clear, cool night. high pressure is moving in to stop this weather front will bring a few showers in the east and south—east, bit of cloud in the west, but elsewhere warm and sunny but top temperatures of 20 degrees.