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you're watching bbc news at 9am with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines: in his annual state of the union address, president trump has made an appeal to the democrats to co—operate with him for the good of the american people and insisted the wall on the border with mexico would be built. we must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction. tonight, i ask you to choose greatness. mr trump also used the address to announced that he will hold a second nuclear summit with north korea's leader this month. theresa may is set to hold talks with the five main political parties in northern ireland on the second day of her visit there. six of the largest hotel booking websites are to change to the way they operate following an investigation by the competition watchdog. lawyers say five men due to leave the uk on the first
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deportation flight to jamaica since the windrush scandal have been given a reprieve. and in sport — newport county are to face premier league side manchester city after beating middlesbrough in their fa cup replay. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at 9am. donald trump has announced he'll hold a second nuclear summit with north korea's leader kim jong—un later this month. the comments came during his state of the union address, in which he also appealed for a compromise with the democrats to build his border wall with mexico. chris buckler reports from washington. the president of the united states!
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it's a sign of the political state of this union that this address had to be delayed. democrats initially withdrew donald trump's invitation to speak amid a partial government shutdown. we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, and embrace the fabulous potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good. but after two years, during which some critics have called mr trump america's most divisive president, the reaction of many democrats was telling. mr trump invited as some of his guests the family of a couple allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant, an emotive attempt to get funding for his long promised wall with mexico. i will get it built. this was a speech in which america came first, but mr trump made one significant international
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announcement, giving details of a second summit with the north korean leader. chairman kim will meet again on 27 and 28th february in vietnam. but mr trump needs to show he can build relationships in washington as well as internationally. chris buckler, bbc news. let's speak to our seoul correspondent laura bicker. what's your reaction to the statement that if he was not president, the us and vietnam would be at work? i think it was his raised rhetoric, talking about fire and fury raining down that brought
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korea to a crisis, but he does have a lot of credit here and he did create the historic summit with king johnin create the historic summit with king john in —— kimjong—un and they agree with the strategy to negotiate. the presidential palace here in seoul, the blue house as it is known, has issued a statement saying there can be no better place than vietnam because obviously when it comes to vietnam and the us they also once pointed guns at one another. they also say they hope the practical measures will be taken on this second summit because there's been a lot of criticism after the first time round. yes, it was a historic handshake between a sitting us president and a north korean leader, but very little has been achieved in the way of concrete measures towards denuclearisation, soi measures towards denuclearisation, so i think what many people are expecting is to try to nail down
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details. what are north korea prepared to do? what are they prepared to do? what are they prepared to do? what are they prepared to get up? and what they wa nt prepared to get up? and what they want from the us in return? on that last point, lots of people will be asking what has been achieved since the last summit and arguing potentially that donald trump is using this distract from domestic woes. when it comes to foreign policy, donald trump has been touting this as one of his big achievements and you heard there what he claims the peninsula would be at war without him. when it comes to what he has actually achieved, well, north korea perhaps had this planned all along. they declare themselves a nuclear power and then decided to negotiate. so maybejust a part of kimjong—un in‘s plan as much as donald trump is met. as for what can be achieved, well, so far north korea has dismantled one of its main nuclear test sites in front of reporters. that has not been independently verified by
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inspectors. it has also started to dismantle one of its engine test sites. again, there is no verification of that. it has returned the war remains. those id returns of the war soldiers killed during the korean war. it has spent months not testing orfiring rockets. so north korea has been sitting there saying, look, we are doing all the work. it is time for the us to react. the us is saying we are doing nothing until there are concrete measures towards the nuclear vision. i think what we will see in the second summit and the groundwork that is being late is the us is prepared to do something. perhaps not lead to sanctions, but it does look like they are prepared to either offer some humanitarian aid orat to either offer some humanitarian aid or at least some concession. as for north korea it has said through the south korean president that it is prepared to give up on its uranium processing plants. they said that they will do that if the us makes a good enough concession. so that shows you the kind of bargaining chips that are being put on the table, and right now the us
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envoy to north korea is in the country laying the groundwork for that summit on the 27th and 28th of february in vietnam. ok, thank you very much. lets talk more about what was on that address. chris butler joins us from washington now. what was the reaction? presumably pretty partisan? yes, as you can imagine. this was a speech in which donald trump was 20 pitch for greatness for the us and saying it was reported that the democrats and republicans work together, but the democrats sat there shaking their head to some of there shaking their head to some of the speech, given that he physically has been saying that he wants to kiss through his agenda and doesn't ca re kiss through his agenda and doesn't care what the democrats think. that is how they view it. particularly on this issue of immigration. it is something that donald trump has been pushing time and time again. he wa nts pushing time and time again. he wants this $5 billion for a border
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well with mexico, and he made clear in his speech he was going to continue pushing for it. it's all very well him talking about north korea. for donald trump, a lot of his speeches really aimed at the american public because it is in prime time. it is on the main us networks. it is intended to try and set his goals and agenda for the year ahead. and despite talking about his achievements in terms of the economy, he was very focused on pushing that idea that they needed to bea pushing that idea that they needed to be a while. that is why he brought people who had been affected by immigrants. he said specifically. and according to the democrats, his scaremongering against the dangers of immigrants coming into the country. but if you listen to those words, democrats became angry because they said if you take a look at what immigrants bring to the country, that has been ignored by donald trump, and in actualfact country, that has been ignored by donald trump, and in actual fact for many of them, they want immigration, they don't want waltz. is there any surprise there in washington that
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donald trump didn't alter his message at all, given that the power balance has changed since the midterm elections? well, you could argue that donald trump is trying to reach out to democrats, and that is asa reach out to democrats, and that is as a result of what you're describing now. that is the political reality. the democrats control the house of representatives. when you take a look at the pictures of that address, it became very clear the change inside congress, both in terms of the change in gender balance, because there were many more women there. they were very visible. they dressed in white to show their support for gender equality, to push through woman's rights. but they are in the main democrats. and that was something that donald trump couldn't ignore. that change and house of representatives, where he now has to work with democrats is why he is now trying to reach out. in the past, he had it all his own way because the republicans led the senate and lead in the house of representatives as
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well. in order to push his agenda, he has to have the democrats on board. but of course, with just ten days away from the potential of another government shutdown, in ten days they have to come up with a funding bill that can be agreed by republicans, democrats, and president trump, or there is a danger that parts of the government will shutdown again, leaving workers again not knowing when or if they will get paid. that's something that democrats want to avoid. it is something that president trump says he wants to avoid too, but his other option of course in order to get that well is to declare a national emergency at the southern border. he wasn't ruling anything out today in the address. he was simply saying that he intends to push ahead with trying to get that well. ok, chris, thank you for that. theresa may is to meet the main political leaders in northern ireland as part of the government's efforts to break the deadlock over brexit.
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mrs may is on a two—day visit to try to reassure people she can secure a brexit deal that avoids the return of customs checkpoints on the irish border. our ireland correspondent chris page is at stormont for us. i'm reflecting as i see you standing there, there's a certain irony that theresa may will be talking to political leaders who can't even agree to sit together at stormont, which has we know has been not working for quite some time now, and yet here she is trying to bring them together over brexit, an equally divisive subject. yes, that's right. you could say these talks are a tale of two deadlocks. one is brexit, the other the continuing political crisis here at stormont. this should be the home of the northern ireland assembly, the northern ireland executive, however, hasn't been in place for two years now since the dup and sinn fein, their
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power—sharing arrangement collapsed. so the talks will be about government's continuing aim to try to get devolution restored. also, perhaps more presently, about brexit, we will hear two very different messages of the two main parties here, the dup, theresa may's allies in parliament, the parliament on him she replies to get key votes through parliament, they will press for changes to the backstop. they say that the backstop is unacceptable in its current form. sinn fein have already accused the parameter of huge act of bad faith in wanting the backstop element of the withdrawal agreement to be renegotiated. she will also be meeting the other three main parties, the cross community alliance party, the ulster unionist party, and the sdlp. the focus will be on trying to find some kind of way forward on the brexit deadlock and particularly with regards to the dup because their support to, any vote that comes before the house of commons in future will be critical. 0k, commons in future will be critical. ok, thank you very much for that.
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let's head to brussels now and speak to our europe correspondent, adam fleming. it feels a bit like a chessboard at the moment because the override care —— leo varadker will be in brussels and then he will be going to northern ireland and also theresa may will be going there. what is going to come about this manoeuvring? yes, if you needed any more evidence that the irish border backstop is key thing in the exit process at the moment, just look at the travel schedules of those two leaders at the moment as they cross each other. i'm not sure there is actually a point at which theresa may and leo varadker will be in the same place and have a meeting with each other, because there is lots of spec elation about whether that could be some kind of bilateral discussions between london and dublin about how to sort this. first, there will be some press
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state m e nts first, there will be some press statements mid—morning here. then leo varadker will go to the european parliament and meet the brexit coordinator. then he will go to the european commission and meet jean—claude juncker, the president of the european commission. interesting that he seems to be taking a bit more than active role in the brexit process than he did for much of the last two years. he tends to step in at the last minute when there is a deal that needs to be got across the line. so i think thatis be got across the line. so i think that is the way that they like to present his role anyway. i think the focus for leo varadker today will be twofold. number one, talking about contingency planning. that is what the eu because there no deal planning. ireland will be particularly hit. the eu country other than the uk most dramatically hit if there is no brexit agreement at all by the 29th of march. lots of elation in the irish newspapers this morning that leo varadker is going to ask brussels for lots of cash to help in that eventuality, and also just reiterating eu support for the backstop. leo varadker making the
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point that it is notjust irish issue about the border, it is a whole european issue because it is about protecting the single market. 0k, about protecting the single market. ok, adam, thank you for that. we are being joined now by dr leslie budd, a brexit professor from birmingham city university and the open university. very good to have you with us today. leo varadker has been saying that brexit negotiations can only happen with the eu and ireland on one side and the uk on the other side of the negotiating table. so the eu 27 very much sticking together. is there any room for manoeuvre there in terms of getting something added on to the withdrawal agreement that will work for theresa may? that is the $64,000 question. it is a bit like david cameron went to brussels before the referendum and came back with very little. there is always room for
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negotiation. i'm an economist, not a constitutional lawyer. and there may be some margin within the backstop and the timing of it. we saw that with brexit, the last minute changes. but overall, i think there's a misunderstanding how the u works and how the member states work. it took along time to get to the withdrawal agreement which included the backstop, which does have the support of the federation of small businesses of northern ireland, because that would solve some of the problems. we spoke to them yesterday morning about all of this and it seems that despite the government, we know about the government, we know about the government plasma on assessments of the economic impact of brexit both ina new the economic impact of brexit both in a new deal scenario and indeed we area in a new deal scenario and indeed we are a deal is reached that effectively there is a catalytic gamble going on here by theresa may
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but businesses are impatient for some sort of deal to shape up, but they're having to wait, aren't they? indeed. i don't think you gamble with people's lives. no deal would bea with people's lives. no deal would be a disaster for the with people's lives. no deal would be a disasterfor the northern ireland economy. as with brexit, it would be more damaged than any other pa rt would be more damaged than any other part of the uk by brexit. the cbi estimated they could lose with no deal 5 billion a year until 2034. that is about 30% of national income each year. the other issue in the end in the medium—term, if the republic of ireland government gets support from the eu, it actually in the medium—term could be boosted as activities moved south. so that is the real danger. so there is a gamble, a political gamble going on. but i think given the impact on the uk economy as a whole and northern ireland in particular, growth next year will be about 2%. it was 2.4%
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before the referendum. that is perhaps a gamble too far. 0k, good to hear your thoughts this morning. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news: in his annual state of the union address, president and has made an appeal to the democrats to cooperate with him for the good of the american people and insisted the wall on the border with mexico would be built. mrtrump wall on the border with mexico would be built. mr trump also use the address to announce that he will hold a second nuclear summit with north korea's leader later this month. and theresa may, as we have just been discussing, acceptable talks about brexit with the five main political parties in northern ireland on the second day of her visit there. in sport, it had all the hallmarks of a classic cup upset. a raucous cloud, muggy pitch, and terrible weather, so perhaps
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there was little surprise. newport cou nty there was little surprise. newport county knocked out middlesbrough last week. they said two leagues above county, but were well beaten thanks to a goal from robbie wilmott. newport will now play manchester city next. joe day had to keep middlesbrough out. his wife went into labour. the pitches we are seeing now are actually pep guardiola and tonight manchester city play everton. guardiola has suggested that manchester united could still be in the running. for the title. and history in tennis. for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, great britain will play the fed cup on home soil. that starts today. more on all of those stories in half an hour. see then. six of the leading hotel booking websites have agreed to end pressure selling tactics and unclear pricing after a review by the competition and markets authority.
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from september sites like expedia and will have to be clear about which hotels have paid them for higher rankings on their sites. our business presenter victoria fritz is here. they should be very good news. it should, but why should it come to this. they said ever going to launch law—enforcement action last summer and only now we are hearing that the six big names, expedia,, and all of the big companies, that they have said that they will voluntarily change their practices. now, the practices amount to putting misleading information out there about the popularity of rims and the price point of rooms, and also around the whole business model in total when it comes to hotels and bookings because it is all about the commission also that these companies
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get in terms of the listing. so from a consumer point of view in terms of what you see and how you buy and why you buy and also how this whole business model operates, this is a real upending of this. however, they have got until september the ist to make these changes. why aren't they doing it straightaway? well, there's a period of grace, shall we say. one wonders many summer holidays and christmas getaways will be booked by people, millions of consumers, on the sites between now and then. it is interesting, the competition markets authority do not have the power to fine these companies. they can put them forward and take them to court, but it is only a court of law that will decide whether or not an actual consumer protection law has been reached. so this is a public information exercise. it's up to us to take note, isn't it? yes. let's talk about another business story about second match which is trying to avoid a collapse. yes, two
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yea rs trying to avoid a collapse. yes, two years ago they were worth half £1 billion. today it is worth 20 million, something like that. it has a huge debt mountain of something like £600 million. what we have heard today is that in principle the terms of an agreement had been made by the company with its lenders to ta ke by the company with its lenders to take what we understand is a haircut on that debt so they cancelled the debt down to something like 275 million. in exchange for more shares in the company. the lenders have also said that they will give another debt lifeline of something like £75 million to keep this company like £75 million to keep this com pa ny afloat. like £75 million to keep this company afloat. it is a really, really crucial company. it applies something like 45,000 people here in the uk. and about 70% of its turnover comes from government contracts, evident from cleaning army bases to building hospitals. so what we don't want is another carillion style collapse. although jobs weren't lost at that point, it was a huge harassment and lead to huge questions over the whole outsourcing model of management. ok,
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victoria, thank you very much. two men have been arrested by police investigating a fatal stabbing in south—west london. the victim who was 19 was attacked in battersea last night. paramedics tried to save him but he was declared dead at the scene. scotland yard say no arrests have been made. police officers searching for missing student daniel williams say they've found a body in a lake on the campus of reading university. 19—year—old daniel was last seen leaving a student union bar in the early hours of thursday morning. the body hasn't yet been formally identified, but mr williams‘ family have been informed of the discovery. a major investigation is under way into a house fire that killed four children in stafford. the four children have been named by staffordshire police as riley holt, keegan unitt, tilly rose unitt, and olly unitt. they were aged between three and eight. their younger brother, mother and her partner are still in hospital after they jumped to safety
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from a first—floor window as the fire took hold in the early hours of tuesday. five men due to be deported to jamaica this morning have been granted last minute reprieves to stay in the uk, an immigration lawyer has said. up to 50 people are believed to be leaving on a plane from an raf base later today — the first such flight since the windrush scandal. the government has said they are all foreign nationals who have criminal convictions. ben ando reports. owen haisley, known as dj mad rush, is well known in manchester for his music and his work with young people. he arrived in britain aged four in 1977. his children are british. he was told he would be put on a deportation flight to jamaican, but his lawyer now says he's off the list. others taken off the controversial flight include three men who witnessed the death of another inmate here at morton hall immigration centre in lincolnshire, and are needed to give evidence at the inquest. another is a former
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soldier suffering from post—traumatic stress disorder. it would be breaking the law... in the commons, the home secretary said the uk borders act is clear. foreign conflicts must, by law, be deported. the home office says everyone on the plane is a foreign nationalfrom jamaica. some are questioning their definition of foreign national, saying they could be british. if it wasn't a problem for their paperwork potentially caused by the home office. there's no one place that anyone can go to and find out, who are these 52 people? have they all been considered properly, do we know the facts, the figures about them? and is there any way that these people should be given the right to stay in the uk? and 45 are still set to fly. campaigners are urging the government to suspend all such deportation flights until the conclusion of a report into learning the lessons of the windrush affair. ben ando, bbc news. the red carpet opening of liam neeson's latest film
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was cancelled last night amid a race row over comments he made in an interview. the hollywood actor sparked outrage after admitting he once wanted a kill a random black man after a friend was raped. neeson has denied he is racist and said he wanted to start a wider conversation about racism. only one in three adults in the uk believes it is possible to reduce their risk of developing dementia. the study by alzheimer's research found a lack of awareness surrounding lifestyle choices that can increase the risk of developing the disease. they include heavy drinking, genetics, smoking, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes. exercise is known to help protect against it. nearly half of those quizzed for the poll did not know dementia was a cause of death. council tenants in england, scotland and northern ireland owe local authorities more than £300 million in rent
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arrears, new figures show. that's risen by a quarter injust four years, and debt charities believe changes to the benefits system are to blame. david rhodes reports. look at my cardigan lisa, a mum of three, over was over £1000 in unpaid rent. she says because universal credit has pushed into debt. you don't know what's coming next with universal credit. i was out of date in 2017, and since i've got on universal credits last year as nearly lost my house twice and i just... just end up in debt again. universal credit is designed to make home and benefits simpler, and to help people back into work. over 1.5 million people in great britain see their benefits now merged into one monthly payment. four years ago, councils were owed around £250
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million by current tenants. larger, that figure had climbed to over £300 million. the welsh government doesn't collect comparable figures to the rest of the uk. the government has said there is no one single cause why rent arrears build—up and that many people join universal credit with pre—existing housing debt, adding that 500 social landlords have recently signed up to a scheme that can arrange direct rent payments and help recover arrears. in a moment the weather but first let's here's victoria derbyshire with what she's got coming up in her programme. good morning. katie price is a mum of five, a businesswoman, now a disability rights campaigner. her son harvey who is disabled and has autism has been subjected terrible online abuse. katie price has managed to get mps investigate the issue and that her campaign and is here to tell us why she believes online abuse against people with
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disabilities should be treated as a hate crime. joiners for her only bbc interview on this at 10am. now it's time for a look at the weather. good morning. before we look at today, i want to show you what is happening on friday. it looks like we will have gales and heavy rain. 60-70 we will have gales and heavy rain. 60—70 miles an hour winds possible, especially with exposure and disruption. if you're travelling, do factor that into your travel plans. this morning, we have had rain putting down towards the south—east which has cleared now but we still have rain in the channel islands and we will see rain come back into the south—east and we have some showers in the north and west. some of those will be heavy and thundery. wintry on the hills. in between, some hazy sunshine. when we lose any mr fogg that has formed. 6—7— eight associates in the north. 9—12dc in the south. into the early evening,
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rain will return. that will stay with us overnight in the south—east. then another band coming in from the west with rain and hail snow as it crosses from west to east and once again there is a chance that we could see a local frost in northern parts of the country with the risk of ice on untreated surfaces. that leads us into tomorrow. we say goodbye to this band of rain and hail snow. brighter goodbye to this band of rain and hailsnow. brighterskies goodbye to this band of rain and hail snow. brighter skies following on behind but still a plethora of showers and some of those will get over towards the east. temperatures not too dissimilar to today. 5—10dc. hello, this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines. in his annual state of the union address, president trump has made an appeal to the democrats to co—operate with him for the good of the american people and insisted the wall on the border with mexico would be built. theresa may is set to hold talks about brexit with the five main political parties in northern ireland on the second day of her visit there. six of the largest hotel booking websites are to change to the way they operate
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following an investigation by the competition watchdog. lawyers say five men due to leave the uk on the first deportation flight to jamaica since the windrush scandal have been given a reprieve. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. president trump has called for a "new era of compromise" in american politics. in the state of the union speech to congress, mr trump said it was time to choose "greatness over gridlock", a reference to the longest ever shutdown of the federal government caused by his row with the opposition democrats over his plan to build a wall on the mexican border. the president again urged the congress to approve the finance for the barrier. congress has ten days left to pass a
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bill that will fund our government, protect our homeland, and secure our very dangerous southern border. now is the time for congress to show the world that america is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business. applause with me now is amy pope, who is a former white house advisor. i was discussing this with our washington correspondent short while ago, president trump has not really changed his rhetoric or his key message compares to where he was campaigning to be president and when he was first elected, that is despite a new political rarity with the balance of power shifting in parliament washington. -- in
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washington. he did not acknowledged that he had a significant loss and that he had a significant loss and that was a result of his partisan politics. he double down on issues like immigration and the border wall where it is very clear he does not have the support of democrats and he is losing the support of republicans. is he talking to his supporters rather than members of congress? yes, i think this was a message to the base first and foremost. the fact that he pushed again on immigration, things like abortion, he is speaking to his base, telling them they need to get out there and support him. i think this is the wrong way to go if he really intends to get something done in washington in the next two years. let's look at one of the slightly surreal moments in this speech, i'm going to show it because it's one of our most watched on the bbc news app, one of the most watched moments. here is donald trump, addressing congress, and he's
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talking about the 100th anniversary of american women gaining the rights to about, that is why so many female congress members were dressed in white. they were standing and cheering as an adversity, but for much of the rest of the speech they we re much of the rest of the speech they were utterly opposed to what donald trump was saying. they were not sure whether they should stand up and try that and about they were agreeing with donald trump. this is one of the good news stories of the donald trump presidency, it has galvanised a range of people who would not have run for office in the past to stand up run for office in the past to stand up and put themselves forward to be members of congress. it's nowhere more evident than in the number of women who have come into congress and there is much more diversity than there has been before. people
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are feeling, if i don't get out there and participate, who knows what will happen? huge irony because donald trump seller rating this in his speech but the reason so many of these people where there is in direct opposition to what donald trump stands for. it's a powerful reminder that he needs to cooperate and put forward some kind of policy where people can come together because that group of people who stood up, those women were dramatic to the real opposition to many of his policies in congress. leaving aside the robert muller investigation and whatever that could bring forward, do you think donald trump for what remains of the term of office is set for a difficult couple of years, with lots more gridlock in american politics? it's really up to him. if he decides that he wants to push hard with this border wall, he has to give something back. if he wants to do that to something like infrastructure, there is bipartisan support for something like that. if he wants to get some thing down, he
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needs to look for places where there is agreement. that are happy with us this morning. —— good to have you with us this morning. five men who were due to be on the first deportation flight to jamaica since the windrush scandal, have been given a last minute reprieve to remain in the uk. the home secretary sajid javid has defended plans to deport up to 50 people who he described as "serious criminals". campaigners say some of the men are being unfairly targeted. the solicitor and campaigner jacqueline mckenzie spoke to bbc breakfast this morning. we don't actually know the facts about who has been given a reprieve. we understood initially that about 52 people were going to go, and i understand from my colleagues that possibly between 35 and 40 have actually gone. or are on the plane. so we don't know, the figures are very scant. and that's one of the issues that we have with these charter flights, they are so shrouded in secrecy that nobody really knows with what's going on. in terms of people who have been given a reprieve, another one of them is mr morgan, somebody described in the media as the afghanistan veteran,
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he served in the british army. we know there are either two or three gentlemen who are appearing as witnesses in an inquest relating to the death of someone in morton hall. but we also know there is a gentleman called themselves white who was about to be removed until his sister contacted me and after discussing his case, we realised that he is possibly a windrush candidate. and now he has an application pending before the windrush task force. i understand some others have actually made asylum applications, some people are putting in their own judicial reviews, so there may well be others off the plane but we don't know the facts. sajid javid, particularly about what you said about windrush, insisted, he has insisted, i'm sure you know this, that none of them are than that of the windrush generation. he can't know that because there's at least one application pending, and possibly two.
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also, the government making the point that they are all foreign nationals who have criminal convictions, what's your response to that? as far as i know, some of them do have real convictions. again, we do not know the characteristics of all the 52 people who were initially carded to go. some of the people are being deported and some of them are what we describe as administrative removals, those are people who are overstayed their time in the uk or their visas. we don't actually know the facts and figures about those 52 people and that's why we're so very concerned about this. so for you to be assured, about what appears to be going on, and as you say, there's so much we don't know, what would you like to see happen? one of the things i would like to see happen is a proper organisation that represents people who are being deported on chartered flights being served with this information. there is not an organisation that gets that, even the high commissions and embassies don't get proper information.
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it's a big milestone in a child's life, learning to use a potty. but new research suggests that toddlers are being toilet—trained at a later age than in previous years. it means a growing number are starting school still unable to use the toilet. here's what a potty training expert amanda jenner, and purnima tanuku from the national day nurseries association, said on bbc breakfast. the survey has demonstrated that children are actually being potty trained, later, much later than they used to be 15 or 20 years ago. is it all down to busy life and putting things off which you are able to put off, and also, i'm sure teachers watching this morning, thinking, this isn't ourjob. quite a few teachers having to look after kids when they first get to school. yeah, i think it is, both parents are going to work, whereas a few years ago the mum would stay at home but now definitely there has been a change and a shift where both parents work, more children going into nursery schools all day. what about the nappies themselves? because back in the day, they were
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quite different, weren't they? yes, i think the technology of the nappies don't help. because obviously children are not feeling the wetness any more so they're not asking to be changed and they are not noticing they have done something. so they're happy to stay in it all day. so that doesn't help at all. what are the tell—tale signs that a child is ready to start potty training? i think children have to be ready physically and emotionally as well. first of all they need to be able to sit steadily and safely. and sometimes parents can pick up the behaviour, and sometimes they want to pull their nappy and they want to go. but when they're in a nursery, nursery staff will actually work very closely with parents and that's the most important thing. it's a partnership between staff and parents to work together to get them to train. they have to be ready and i think what we don't want is more pressure on parents, they lead very busy lives but equally, staff need to understand when a child is ready as well so they really work closely with parents.
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a representative from the national day nurseries association there alongside a potty training expert. a quick look at the most read and most watched on the bbc news app. at number one on the most read, what's your area like for young people? we will be doing that story in a few minutes, it's part of radio one newspeak‘s note your place project with local areas ranked for the under 26—year—olds. and down to the most watched, we have mentioned number one, female members of us congress wearing white to mark 100 yea rs congress wearing white to mark 100 years since american women got the vote, standing up and clapping during president trump's state of the union address. and just let me show you very briefly, martial arts at charla's new year gala. this is
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the lunar new year —— china's new year gala. this is the lunar new year gala. this is the lunar new year gala, the most watched television progress on the planet, thousands of martial arts student is wowing audiences with their synchronised routine, something to watch. that's it for today's morning briefing. before we go to sport, we have just got some pictures from stormont, in belfast, of theresa may arriving for a morning of talks with the five main political parties on the second day of her visit to northern ireland. she says she's trying to reassure people there, she talked to the business community yesterday, that she will secure a brexit deal that she will secure a brexit deal that avoids a hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. but you will know well the views of the dup who she relies on port support in the house of commons, but she's going to be
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hearing some very different views from some of the other political parties there today. some of whom we re parties there today. some of whom were perfectly happy to accept the backstop as it stands within the withdrawal agreement, and some who are adamantly opposed to the very idea of brexit. we will bring you details of what's happening in those talks as we get it throughout the morning, there she is heading into stormont for those discussions. let's head to the bbc sports centre with sally. it had all the hallmarks of a classic cup upset. a raucous crowd, a muddy pitch and filthy weather so perhaps there was little surprise fourth tier newport county knocked out middlesbrough. boro sit two leagues above county but were well beaten thanks to a goal from robbie willmott and this one from padraig amond. newport will now play mighty manchester city next. brentford, qpr and wolves are also all through to the fifth round. it was a tense evening
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for newport keeperjoe day. not only did he have to keep middlesbrough out, his wife had gone into labour during the match. so at full time, no hanging around to celebrate, he was straight off to the hospital! well, it's been confirmed this morning that goalkeeperjoe day is now the proud father of twin baby girls. goal—scorer padraig amond told bbc radio wales' good morning programme: "they've had two healthy baby girls so congratulations tojoe and his partner lizzie and the two little girls as well." padraig has also been on twitter this morning describing his own feelings. he said: "i thought the feeling after leicester was good but this tops the lot. unbelievable performance from every player last night. what a night! bring on man city. i'm delighted to bejoined now on the phone by newport manager michael flynn. how are you feeling? all right at
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the moment! it's a bit surreal. it isa the moment! it's a bit surreal. it is a fantastic occasion for the whole football club, and the city. at one point last night he do think, we have got a chance who? from the start! we have got to go into the game, you have to go to the game believing that you have got the chance in anything, otherwise you're just going to roll over and get beaten. i have got a fantastic group of players who always seem to raise their game when they need to, and it's a joy for me to work with them. i love the pictures of you salivating last night, and the fans of course, you must be delighted for them stop —— celebrating last night, and the fans of course, you must be delighted for them. yes, the club has been through the walls, they went out of business and now they are welcoming the premier league champions to the ground, arguably
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the best manager in the world right now pep guardiola is going to be there, it will be an occasion we will never forget. that's going to be some game. have you been studying pep guardiola and his tactics and his team? he always comes up with something new! iactually his team? he always comes up with something new! i actually missed the children's party on sunday to watch manchester city and arsenal, just in case we got through and i wish i hadn't to be honest because they we re hadn't to be honest because they were breathtaking and he is such a talented coach. you can see the respect, it's not just talented coach. you can see the respect, it's notjust his tactics, you can see his man management as well, the players really wants to put a shift in for them and they put everything on board and they trust him fully. as a coach, that's all you can ask for. just give us an update about your goalie, joe, how is he doing? how the babies?” update about your goalie, joe, how is he doing? how the babies? i spoke to his —— him last night, straightaway, both girls are very
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healthy, he missed the birth but what about the present they have had. lizzie has done really well, giving birth. she's been really strong art and i'm absolutely made up, it made a special might even more special. congratulations on all fronts, thank you very much indeed and best wishes to joe fronts, thank you very much indeed and best wishes tojoe denly fronts, thank you very much indeed and best wishes to joe denly and fronts, thank you very much indeed and best wishes tojoe denly and his new family. let's have a look at some of the stories making this morning's back pages. not surprisingly it's the heroics of newport that dominate. bring on city says the telegraph, manchester city will be travelling to south wales next. the back page of the guardian also features the surprise win. the mirror focuses more on the title race and pep guardiola calling on his side to keep on attacking with goal difference potentially deciding the title. by the end of today manchester city could be top of the premier league. they go to everton later, and victory would put them ahead of liverpool on goal difference. manager pep guardiola thinks tottenham, chelsea and even manchester united could all still win the league. with 39 points to play,
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when we are 9—10 points behind, it's not, it's not much. i never said tottenham was not there, indeed chelsea. i never pulled out all five or six games, and united is making this run of victories every single week. we'll be there to fight for the premier league. coming up tonight we'll be bringing you live coverage of the fa cup fourth round replay between west brom and brighton. the first game between the two sides finished goalless. the winner of tonight's match will face derby county next. coverage begins on bbc one at 7:55 with the game kicking off at five past eight. we'll also have all the build—up to that match on sportsday on bbc news at 6:30 this evening, we'll also be live at goodison park ahead of the game between everton and manchester city. finally a very cute story from the world of horse racing. fans are celebrating the arrival of a boy,
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a foal born to annie power and galileo. how cute is he! now mum annie power is a champion hurdle winner over the jumps while dad galileo won the derby at epsom on the flat. galileo is twice the age of the new arrival‘s mother and a super stud who commands a fee thought to top at least £300,000. that's all the sport for now. more from the bbc sport centre at 11.15. he isa he is a beauty! thank you, sally. the headlines on bbc news. in his annual state of the union address, president trump has made an appeal to the democrats to co—operate with him for the good of the american people and insisted the wall on the border with mexico would be built. mr trump also used the address to announce that he will hold a second nuclear summit with north korea's leader later this month. theresa may is set to hold talks about brexit with the five main political parties in northern
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ireland on the second day of her visit there. crime rates, property prices and transport links are all things people often consider before moving to a new area. but how do these differ for young people? the radio1 newsbeat team has been looking into what matters to people under the age of 26, and it's factors like the number of bars and clubs in an area and 4g coverage. it's launched a calculator so you can rate your area, as daniel rosney explains. esme is 18. she's a home carer and lives in bridport, west dorset. it's one of the bottom five areas to live in britain if you are under 26. that's what this new bbc analysis suggests. people tend to retire in towns like bridport, which is why there is a demand for carers like esme. i've seen a few documentaries
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and stuff about people living in cities and they meet up with their friends and they can just go out and do whatever, whereas when i was growing up, if i wanted to meet one of my friends, then our parents had to drive us to each other‘s houses and we had to wait there because there's no way you could walk there, and as soon as i learned to drive, that's when i could actually do stuff for myself. there's only so many words you could use to describe dorset. it's so simple. everyone knows each other. everyone grows up with each other. if you do something stupid, then the chances are that someone will find out about it and tell everyone else, and i think that you can't really do that much unless you can drive. i want to leave, and i don't mind coming back because i love it here, but i don't think i could to stay here forever because i think i need something to mix it up a bit. this analysis covers local authority areas in england, wales, and scotland.
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it looks at 11 factors for under 26—year—olds including the numbers of bars, clubs, and music events, as well as access to sports facilities and 4g. average rent prices and levels of unemployment are also used. 60 miles away from bridport is bristol. and that's one of the top five areas for serving its younger population, according to this research. shan describes himself as a proud bristolian, born and bred. every corner that you go to has history about it, has some sort of culture about it and has something unique, and it'sjust so nice because everyone here has a different background and a different story about them and ijust love that about bristol. esme plans to move to gloucester in september to study nursing, but for her west dorset will always be home. you can find the know your place calculator on the bbc news website. you can put in your details and see
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how your area ranks. let's have a quick look again at those pictures of theresa may arriving at stormont a short while ago for talks with the five main political leaders in northern ireland. the first party she is meeting of the ulster unionist party and robin swan has been speaking ahead of that conversation. we have that very clear message coming down to the panellist today. we're not farfrom to the panellist today. we're not far from the 29th of march, we as a party cannot see a note deal as a positive situation —— a no deal as something which suits northern ireland, we have asked herfor an extension to article 50, and we are
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ina extension to article 50, and we are in a situation where if the executive is not up and manning, she has to put direct rule in place on the 30th of march because northern ireland need critical leadership and direction. if we are coming out with no deal and no executive, we need direct role in london. our manufacturing and agri—food industries need direction and we need political leadership in northern ireland. if the place by me is not fit to deliver that it needs to be direct rule ministers. that is robin swan, ahead of the meetings that theresa may will be old in debate with the five main parties. —— holding today with the five main parties. we had just seen a tweet from the european parliament brexit coordinator, i see the irish taoiseach leo varadkar and theresa may going to battle tomorrow, my message to the uk, he says, is that it is not very responsible to get
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rid of a backstop which is meant as an ultimate safeguard to avoid a ha rd an ultimate safeguard to avoid a hard border. we know from theresa may's meetings in northern ireland yesterday with business leaders that the message they gave to her is that they are desperate for a plan, many of them had already backed her backstop plan, the original backstop plan, and they are warning that it's really difficult for small businesses in particular to prepare when they just don't businesses in particular to prepare when theyjust don't know what businesses in particular to prepare when they just don't know what the outcome of the brexit talks are going to be. it's been confirmed the oscars ceremony will take place later this month without a host for the first time in 30 years. the comedian kevin hart stepped down in december, after apologising for homophobic comments he'd made a decade earlier. the network that hosts the ceremony said it would instead have various celebrities presenting the trophies. now it's time for a look at the weather with simon king. the? weather will be fairly benign
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compared to what we will experience later in the week. today we have some hazy sunshine at the moment, high—level cloud masking that some, a bit of sun in the south—east, some fault in the south—west, staying cloudy in southern areas and we have some showers moving their way into northern ireland and the north—west of scotland. eastern and southern scotla nd of scotland. eastern and southern scotland mostly dry at it will be across northern england, wales and the midlands. bright stuff here, maximum temperature is getting up to nine to 12 degrees. through tonight, heavy rain will spread its way back into was the south, strong winds developing with that, rain moving into wales, midlands, northern england and scotland, snow in the higher ground on thursday morning. temperatures to fit for degrees, but on the mild side in the south, 67. strong winds in southern areas on thursday morning, the rain and hill
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snow will move away towards the east. into the afternoon on thursday, for most it will be dry with sunny spells, blustery conditions which could bring in the odd shower on western coasts. maximum temperature is seven to 10 celsius. to friday, we have an area of low pressure in the atlantic developing quite quickly, it will move in, the isobars close together so strong winds developing throughout friday. with that heavy rain moving from west to east throughout the course of the day. strong winds for all of us, gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour quite widely across england and wales. anywhere from southern scotland and north west england, west wales and the south—west where we could see the gusts up to potentially 60 or 70 miles an hour. if you are travelling on riding afternoon, bearing mind there is strong winds. maximum temperatures will get up to nine to
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11 degrees. into the weekend, the low pressure will gradually move its way out into the north sea and we're looking at this little area of low pressure which will develop as we go into saturday. that will spread north and east, with some uncertainties and it is likely that through the end of the week, it will wet and windy but it will stay mild into the weekend. that's all from me, have a good day. hello it's wednesday, it's 10 o'clock, i'm victoria derbyshire. good morning. should online abuse against disabled people be a hate crime? katie price thinks so. her 16—year—old son harvey is disabled and has autism. he has been subjected to shocking online taunts and she's managed to get mps to back her campaing to make it a criminal offence. they're here live in the studio to talk about how
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they've coped with the abuse. i'm very well, thank you. how are you? if it wasn't for me, america would be at war with north korea. that was one of president trump's claims last night in his annual speech to us politcians. he also took a swipe at the investigation into his campaign's alleged links with russia.
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