this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at 10pm: living up to its name, "the favourite" wins several awards at the baftas this evening — including the best actress gong for olivia coleman, best british film — and best supporting actress for rachel weisz. earlier she told us what it meant to be nominated. very exciting to be part of this story, to work with the goddesses that are olivia colman and emma stone. there was a kind of true ensemble, each one of us lied on the other two saubers lovely that all three of us are being recognised tonight. we'll bring you up to date with all of tonight's bafta winners — including who won best actor and best director. company bosses could face up to seven years in jail for mismanaging staff pension schemes under government plans. theresa may will ask mps for more time to rework her brexit plan — and offer parliament another vote —— but labour accuses the prime minister of running down the clock. also this hour — monkeying
around at belfast zoo... visitors were surprised to find a chimpanzee wandering outside its enclosure after it managed to make a ladder out of branches to escape its pen. and in rugby — england romp to victory against france in the six nations match at twickenham. and at 10:30 and again at 11:30 at the papers with our reviewers yasmin alibhai—brown and lynn faulds wood — stay with us for that. the historical costume drama, the favourite, has lived up to its name at the baftas this evening, where it collected a string of awards, but missed out to roma in the best film catagory.
olivia colman won the leading actress bafta for her portrayal of queen anne, her co—star rachel weisz, was named best supporting actress. rami malek won the leading actor prize for bohemian rhapsody, but richard e grant lost out on the best supporting actor prize to mahershala ali. my colleague martine croxall has been following the ceremony at the royal albert hall with the film criticjason solomons. 7-4 7—4 was the score, seven for the favourite, four for roma, 7—4 was the score, seven for the favourite, fourfor roma, but 7—4 was the score, seven for the favourite, four for roma, but the big winner is roma, that one best nontidal. the favourite was best outstanding british film, including a gong for best actress olivia colman, but roma took best picture and best director for this
black—and—white mexican film, the first film in a foreign language to win best film here at the bafta since 1987, shonda flores. win best film here at the bafta since1987, shonda floresli win best film here at the bafta since 1987, shonda flores. i know you are a big fan of roma, so that will please you. but the favourite, a british phone, had 12 nominations as you said —— the favourite, but seven awards. quite a high conversion rate here at the baftas, and asa conversion rate here at the baftas, and as a olivia colman said when accepting her award, we have had quite a night, haven't we? she said the cast would all go and get very, very drunk a bit later. we will see about that but they do deserve it. a great night for a film that has won hearts, the biggest cheer went to olivia colman, big cheerfor it winning outstanding british phone, which was or is on the cards because it really is a british phone, it is about queen anne, written by deborah davies who also won for best original screenplay, it has taken 20 yea rs original screenplay, it has taken 20 years for the film to get where it is now so it is a big crowning night for queen anne and olivia colman and
the favourite. through many iterations, i think we can hearfrom the director. hi, thank you so much. thank you, bafta, it is a great honour. and just, yeah. just started until we came. this film took 20 years to make, i contributed to the la st years to make, i contributed to the last ten. i want to thank the producers for trusting me, my wonderful crew for bringing it to the world, and of course the three leading ladies that i could not be more proud of, and thank you very much. a greek director, lives in london, but it gives i think the british period drama a little bit of a twist, a bizarre, absurdist,
surreal twist. because he is an outsider, a greek film—maker, he doesn't abide by convention, he turnsit doesn't abide by convention, he turns it on its head, that's why he gets a great script from deborah davies and turns it on its head, that the great performances out of olivia colman and casts i suppose unusual actors, like rachel weisz, who won a best supporting actress award. the first time she has won at the baftas. tremendous performance as lady sarah churchill, the existing favourite of the queen and tell emma stone comes along and vies for her affections. let's here from rachel weisz, who paid tribute to olivia colman and emma stone who she clearly enjoyed working alongside. thank you to bafta for this huge honour. i had the greatest luck, in that i played opposite two of the most glorious women, olivia
colman... applause and emma stone... applause yep, i salute you! didn't we have an extraordinary time? hats off, ladies. i want to thank our director, jorgos, your creativity is breathtaking. i want to thank the army of people that got this film made, including all of the producers, everyone that stood by these three women and their story and got this film made, so thank you very much, thank you bafta, thank you. rachel weisz accepting very much, thank you bafta, thank you. rachelweisz accepting her award for best supporting actress at the baftas. company bosses could face prison sentences of up to seven years amid new government plans to tackle mismanagement of employee pension schemes. ministers say the original plans of a maximum two year prison sentence have been toughened up after a public consultation — but some say meeting the standard
of proof required in the criminal law could be problematic. our business correspondent rob young reports. when the construction giant carillion collapsed last year, its pension pot had a black hole of hundreds of millions of pounds, as did the bhs pension fund when the high—street retailer went into administration in 2016. bankrupt kodak's uk scheme had an even bigger deficit when it was overtaken by technology. pension schemes end up in trouble for many reasons. the government's proposing a new law to try to make sure that bosses' poor behaviour isn't one of them. the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, says she will make wilful or reckless behaviour relating to a pension scheme a criminal offence, with jail terms of up to seven years and unlimited fines. in recent years, there have been calls for tougher powers. how can you actually demonstrate that a director did wilfully and knowingly short—change the pension scheme?
but that is not an insurmountable obstacle, and it's certainly not a reason why we should say, "well, let's not bother having such strong penalties." company bosses hardly ever go to prison, it seems. will this law change that? well, i certainly think, when it comes to pensions, the penalties need to be as stiff as possible, because this is people's lives. the government's original plan was for the maximum sentence to be two years. the public clearly didn't think that was tough enough. after a consultation, ministers here at the department of work and pensions have decided to increase the maximum term to seven years. the pensions regulator says a package of new measures would allow it to police the industry more effectively, but this former pensions minister isn't convinced by the proposed new law. what we really need is not locking people up years after the event,
but stopping people losing their pensions in the first place. that means cracking down on companies when they're not putting enough money in while they're still running, not trying to clear up the mess when it's already happened — this is too little, too late. more than a0 million people are members of occupational pension schemes. most savers needn't worry about their bosses. the industry regulator says the vast majority of companies and pension trustees do the right thing by their members. rob young, bbc news. tom mcphail is the head of retirement policy at hargreaves la nsdown, speaking a little earliier he gave us his thoughts on the proposed changes. they had to act on this, we had a small number of very high profile cases where things had gone wrong, there was lots of good regulation in place, both in terms of pension schemes and intensive auditing of companies, but we've had isolated cases such as bhs where things have gone wrong, and it's been clear that further measures are needed to control behaviour company directors, and i think it's unlikely we are ever going to see significant numbers...
that's not entirely the point the point is if the directors behaviour and control where they put money when making tough decisions about paying bonuses and dividends and putting more money into pension schemes, i think in that respect it will prove quite effective. i want to pick up on the idea of bonus and dividends in a minute but i want to get back to your point about how likely we are to actually see people go to jail about this, how do you prove that someone has recklessly failed to put money into a pension after the event, it must be pretty difficult must not? i think it will be difficult and the work of the pension regulator already does in terms of deficit reduction programmes and agreeing with companies
over a time period over which they going to reduce the deficit, and it's already pretty good regulation in their and is thinking contending bhs having a famous case where it's 23 years to close it down —— clearly a meaningless time span for this kind of thing, so being that time period down is already in training, that's really good work, so going beyond that, and screwing the employer's down further is tough, you have to keep in mind the importance of keeping the business afloat, be tied down to harden the company goes bust, everybody loses, they have to strike a balance. to pick up on this idea of striking balance perhaps by companies cutting dividends or bonuses if there was a risk of pension contribution being made, could it not be counterproductive and that perhaps it sends
a signal that a company is in trouble and that might deter future investors? yes, certainly that'll be a consideration, i think we are seeing a bit of a shift in the balance of power between the shareholders and capital and the workers and employees and retirement rights and i think government is sending a signal here that the shareholders are not going to have it all their own way, and you are right, let it be possible knock on consequences will be slightly tougher for some companies in capital raising but i think we come back to the point that businesses sit on a big deficit in this pension scheme it's going to have something twice about how it pays its bonuses and dividends that they had a knock on impact on the share price, but we need to protect the workers pension, we can't have situations like bhs again in the future. the government says it will give mps another chance to vote on brexit at the end of the month, even if the prime minister has not been able to
negotiate a deal by then. but ministers have admitted that that this might not be a so—called "meaningful vote", one to approve or reject any deal reached with the eu. our political correspondent iain watson has more. fewer than 50 days to brexit — this week, theresa may's government will renew its efforts to renegotiate a deal with brussels. today, one cabinet member admitted that a revised deal may not be in place by the end of the month. i think it's important to stress that the government will commit that if the meaningful vote, in other words the deal coming back, has not happened by the 27th of february, then we would allow a further motion, votable in parliament, to take place, to give that sense of assurance as to the process moving forward. so just to translate from his parliamentary language, if theresa may's new vision isn't agreed with brussels by the end of the month, mps will be given another chance to vote on their own ideas. the prime minister's promise of more brexit votes is significant. some of her own ministers are now so worried about the prospect of no—deal that they have been
considering resigning and rebelling to try to force her to delay our departure from the eu. with more votes in parliament this week on brexit, the prime minister is under pressure, so her message to them is quite clear — don't do anything hasty, give me until the end of the month before deciding whether to take matters into your own hands. but labour and some conservative mps say this is simply kicking the brexit can further down the road, and the opposition is warning the prime minister, if she can't reach an agreement with them, she might still face the possibility of another referendum. if she's prepared to come and meet us on our genuine worry that the current proposals will affectjobs, particularly in the manufacturing heartlands, where i am right now, then we'll talk to her, but of course if she doesn't go that way, if she chooses to go with her hard right people who want to crash out, then we've still got the people's vote option.
less than seven weeks to go until we're due to leave the european union, and agreement with brussels and at westminster is still proving elusive. iain watson, bbc news. speaking to iain a little earlier, i asked him what mp's wanted to see from the prime minsiter in the coming days. firstly a sign of it activity, it may not be ready this revised till by the end of the month, in which case mps get an opportunity to put for their own ideas. between now and then there will be a hive of activity. brexit secretary stephen barclay is meeting the chief executive of the eu michel barnier and he will discuss through different options for dealing with the most popular show area. he is going to discuss precisely some of
the ideas that have been worked up here, one of course is a time limit, another is britain being about exit from this arrangement unilaterally in the third is alternative arrangements, but these are the kind of ideas that have to be fleshed out in what is effectively using the time available to extend transitional periods and try to work up transitional periods and try to work upa transitional periods and try to work up a trade deal. all of that is on the agenda but don't forget the eu negotiators before have said a backstop has to be what they call an all—weather backstop. the brexit secretary has his work cut out. on a different for their whole range of other ministers will see their cou nterpa rts other ministers will see their counterparts in europe perhaps trying to chip away at any potential resista nce trying to chip away at any potential resistance or find another way through. jeremy hunt sees his opposite number in poland, in france. justice secretary david gauke will be there as well, and in addition to that, domestically there is also going to be worked on an employment bill getting under way to try to persuade labour mps that might vote for theresa may's deal there is something in it to them. so
a hive of activity as you say, a lot of this will depend on the response that ministers get from their european counterparts. what is the mood music there? it has been positive in that they are willing to have more talks, more negotiations, another meeting between the prime minister and the commission president, jean—claude juncker, the end of the month. i think that is why they are effectively writing this unofficial deadline of 27 the debris to come back with something potentially meaningful by then. but on each of the key issues, trying to get movement on the backstop, time—limit the backstop, time and again they have said they are unwilling to basically reopen the huge 585 page withdrawal agreement. what they are offering is reassurance, and that reassurance is not enough reassurance for many of her critics here at westminster. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages ff at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are the author and journalist, yasmin alibhai—brown and the broadcaster,
lynn faulds wood. the headlines on bbc news... "the favourite" wins several awards at the baftas this evening — including the best actress gong for olivia coleman, best british film — and best supporting actress for rachel weisz. company bosses could face up to seven years in jail for mismanaging staff pension schemes under government plans. theresa may will ask mps for more time to rework her brexit plan — and offer parliament another vote — but labour accuses the prime minister of running down the clock. sport, and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holli. we start with rugby — and it was billed as le crunch...
instead it was more of a demolition. england thrashed france 114—8 at twickenham with five tries — including a hat trick from jonny may. let's get more details from our correspondentjoe wilson. when you follow the french rugby tea m when you follow the french rugby team these days you must travel with something other than confidence, it helps to have a sense of humour. imagine watching your team being run ragged in the first minute of the match, when england's elliot daly kicked the ball forwards, only one man was going to win the race to touch down. this is the february of jonny may. here comes as next finish, a pass floated out to the wing. you may be in front of you but try to stop them. next it was
england's other winger, chris ashton, who kicked the ball through. may day, the french may have screamed, in vain. patrick. by half—time france had eight points but england after slade scored already had 30. already. as twickenham a way to the second half, remember england had always expected that the longer this game went on, the more chances to score they would get. there were two more england tries, just two more. owen farrell providing the finishing touch. referee asked for replays of this but he was happy, it stood. then when defensively, this slide set it up. mathieu bastareaud, nearly19 stone, in reverse. 114—8, england overwhelmed their opponents from first whistle to last handshake. england's women are top of their six nations table
and on course for the grand slam after beating france 41—26, in a match being billed as a tournament decider. jess breach scored two tries. poppy cleall also scored twice, with england running in seven tries overall in the bonus point win. both teams had won their opening fixtures. manchester city returned to the top of the premier league in style — thrashing chelsea 6—0 at the etihad. sergio aguero equalled the premier league record for hat—tricks as pep guardiola's side moved above liverpool on goal difference — although they have played a game more. for chelsea it was their heaviest defeaty in 28 years. tottenham kept the pressure on the top two with a 3—1win at home to leicester. it's a fourth consecutive league win for mauricio pochettino's side, who remain in touch with liverpool and manchester city with 12 games to go. reigning champions chelsea came from 2—0 down to draw with wsl leaders manchester city. ji so—yun's deflected freekick with just minutes of the match remaining was enough
to claim a point. celtic are through to the quarter finals of the scottish cup after an emphatic 5—0 win over stjohnstone at celtic park. (00v) scott sinclair got the scoring underway after just 2mins latching scott sinclair got the scoring underway after just two minutes, latching onto oliver burke's cross. then just six minutes later scott brown scored the goal of the day with this long range effort — james forrest added number three after the break before sinclair added his second and third of the day to finish the scoring. aberdeen and hearts are also both through. mark wood took career best figures to put england in control of the third test against the west indies. he finished with figures of five wickets for 41 runs — the first time he's got five dismissals in a test innings. and wood was well supported by moeen ali,
who took 4 wickets, as the west indies were bowled out for 154 on day two — leaving them 123 runs behind england's first innings score of 277. keatonjennings and rory burns negotiated the final 10 overs of the day to nudge england to 19 without loss extend their lead to 142 runs. katarina johnson—thompson has picked up another medal at the british indoor championships. katarina johnson—thompson has picked up another medal at the british indoor championships. today it was a gold in the long jump with a leap of 6 metres a6, to add to the silver she won in the hurdles yesterday. she says she's entirely focused on the pentathlon this season though, so won't be competing in those individual events at the european championships next month. that's all the sport for now. mike ashley's sports direct has pulled its bid for patisserie valerie, just two days after submitting it. sports direct‘s offer on friday came a week after the deadline for bids. the beleaguered cafe chain collapsed in january
after concerns about its accounts. up to 900 jobs were lost when 70 outlets were closed. the remaining 121 cafes continue to trade in the hope of finding a buyer. the administrator, kpmg, is still examining a number of offers for patisserie valerie. us senator amy klobuchar has officially launched her presidential bid — adding her name to the list of democrats hoping to oust donald trump in 2020. ms klobuchar is the fifth democratic senator to launch a white house bid — other hopefuls include senators cory booker and elizabeth warren. here she is speaking a short while ago. we are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. today, on this snowy day on this island, we say enough is enough. cheering.
our nation, our nation must be governed not from chaos but from opportunity, not by wallowing over what's wrong, but by marching inexorably toward what is right. in new zealand, an entire town has been evacuated, as a large forest fire threatens the homes of over three thousand people. a state of emergency has been declared around the south island town of wakefield. helicopters, planes and more than 150 firefighters have been trying to contain the blaze. katie silver reports. it's now been over a week, firefighters battling a blaze which has forced thousands from their homes. it started near the city of nelson, then with of nelson,
then with winds of 20 km an hour, it has moved south and threatens the town of wakefield. along with efforts on the ground, 26 aircraft have been deployed, making it the largest area firefight and his healing history. —— new zealand history, firefighters are backburning as a last resort measure with small fires deliberately lead to stop the path of a wildfire. resort measure with small fires deliberately lit to stop the path of a wildfire. we are doing it in stages. it reduces the heat and the ferocity of the fire. tens have been set up to help thousands of voluntary. and a makeshift animal shelter, erected for livestock and family pets. there's nothing worse i think than being displaced as a family, and for people, these animals are their family so it's huge and we feel for them as well. police have confirmed they're investigating two of the fires and are appealing to speak to three young men, spotted in the area on friday. many came together to pray, and with lower wind speeds predicted on monday,
authorities are optimistic. but they stress the situation is far from over. a family from county down , who witnessed chimpanzees escape from their enclosure at belfast zoo have described it as an incredible experience. footage posted on social media shows several of the chimps sitting on top of a wall, while another walks down a path close to members of the public. the incident, which happened yesterday has led to questions over safety at the zoo. managers insist it was a highly unusual event, and say that additional security checks are being carried out. catherine morrison reports. this is the moment a group of chimpanzees at the belfast zoo makes its bid forfreedom. using a branch as a makeshift ladder, to get to the top of the wall. mum, it's escaping! one escapes the pen altogether, right in front of a family from hollywood, in county down,
who were filming the whole thing. i couldn't actually believe it, when it started climbing up the wall, we thought it wasjust messing. but then all of a sudden there's four of them sitting on the wall, and then, now that i'm thinking about it the wall needs to be higher. there needs to be more security, because we were actually talking about it last night. if that had been a tiger or a lion, you know, it could've been a whole different story. danielle was at the zoo with her two children, including grace, whose voice can be heard in the video, and her partner. two fell. it happened right in front of us, even though we seen them climbing out we sort of stayed there, started recording it. because we didn't see any aggression or nothing from the chimpanzees at all, so we felt pretty safe. eight—year—old grace will have a story to tell in school tomorrow. i never saw a chimpanzee escape from the zoo before, and i wasjust like thinking how i didn't know what to do. but how did the chimpanzees get hold of the branches? the zoo has blamed recent stormy weather for weakening trees inside the enclosure.
it's the second escape attempt by animals at the zoo in as many months. injanuary, a red panda called amber went missing overnight, before being discovered in a nearby garden. these are serious incidents, we need to remember that they are wild animals. and this is not their natural habitat, so we need to be looking at how we can keep everyone safe. no one from the zoo was available for an interview today, and in a statement, a spokesperson said it was a highly unusual event, and that additional checks were being carried out at other enclosures, to ensure the health and safety of animals and visitors. catherine morrison, bbc news line, belfast. now the weather. starting to come down across the uk after a few days of windy weather. tomorrow will probably be starting a
little bit like this, sunny skies from the morning onwards, a touch of frost around across most of the uk, particularly northern areas. this is what is happening right now. we still have a weather front moving across the uk, it is emplaced across central parts of england. that means thicker cloud and some showers moving through. that is quite chilly at the moment because the winds are blowing out of the north or the north—west, but the mild air you conceive, that will be reaching us over the next 2a to 36 hours. the forecast for the night then, a weather front moving across scotland bringing some winter in this across the hills. the showers by the early hours of monday should fade away. the skies were clear across the country and a frost expected, maybe in city centres just above freezing, but outside of town certainly below freezing. monday, a beautiful start of the day, a lot of sunshine in the