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thousands ofjobs at risk with two high profile british companies in crisis. jamie oliver's restaurant chain collapses — the celebrity chef says he's deeply saddened. and british steel — the country's second biggest steelmaker — is waiting to hear if it will get a multimillion pound bail out from the government we'll be live at the british steel plant in scunthorpe and talking to our business correspondent — also this lunchtime... the cabinet agrees to theresa may's new brexit offer which will be put before parliament next month. niki lauda — the legendary driver who returned to racing after a horrific crash — dies at the age of 70 you know, you're really worried and frightened that you're going to die and then that means
you start everything possible to keep you going. and facial recognition technology — is it a breach of your human rights when police take your picture without you knowing? coming up in the sport later in the hour on bbc news, england name their squad for the cricket world cup and jofra archer makes the cut at david willey‘s expense. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. thousands ofjobs are at risk today with two high profile british companies in crisis. the celebrity chef jamie oliver's chain of restaurants has collapsed. and british steel, the country's second biggest steel maker,
is waiting to hear whether if it will get a government bailout: almost five thousand jobs are under threat there, and twenty thousand more in the supply line. in a moment we'll talk to coletta smith at british steel in scunthorpe but first let's get the latest from our business correspondent emma simpson jamie oliver's restaurant chain, what's gone wrong? his restaurant business has been struggling for quite a long time. it also —— almost went bankrupt a few years ago and he ploughed in £13 million of his own money to keep it going. they did a restructuring last year, 12 outlets closed, the loss of some 600 jobs and they brought in a new management tea m and they brought in a new management team and new funding but it seems that wasn't enough to turn things around. we know some 25 outlets are affected, the vast majority of them atjamie's affected, the vast majority of them at jamie's italian, the affected, the vast majority of them atjamie's italian, the chain he started back in 2008. we are waiting
ona started back in 2008. we are waiting on a statement from the administrators but we know this affects some 1300 jobs. jamie oliver has been speaking on twitter this morning saying i appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected. in terms of what has gone wrong, the casual dining scene has had some real trouble is, there's been a bit of a boom and some chains have simply over expanded into locations paying too much rent, costs have risen, consumers have been a bit more cautious and there's been an awful lot of competition. so we've seen a lot of competition. so we've seen a lot of competition. so we've seen a lot of mid—market chains like strada, carluccio is, cutting back on the number of outlets they have and even jamie's italian on the number of outlets they have and evenjamie's italian with a superstar chef behind it hasn't been immune to those challenges, there's also been a bit of criticism that his offering had lost its way. emma,
thank you. meanwhile, british steel, the country's second biggest steel producer, is on the brink of collapse unless the government agrees to give it an emergency loan today. from scu nthorpe, our correspondent colletta smith joins us now. thousands of jobs thousands ofjobs at risk? thousands of jobs at risk? yes, we are talking more than 4000 jobs, most people employed here in the plant in scu nthorpe most people employed here in the plant in scunthorpe by british steel but other works as well in teesside and cumbria, those workers on tenterhooks this lunchtime because this afternoon it's crunch time for british steel. a lot of factors have come together at once for them as a company so they had an unexpectedly big bill from the eu to do with carbon emissions that they weren't expecting to have to pay because the uk should have left the eu by now or that's certainly what they as a company had been planning for. also
they've had a significant drop in they've had a significant drop in the number of orders on their books because a lot of companies that buy from them are unsure exactly what ta riffs from them are unsure exactly what tariffs they are going to have to pay in the future when the uk leaves the eu. because of that reduction in orders on their books a lot of the lenders are very worried here are british steel and that's what we are hearing today, that those lenders may well get too concerned and pull the plug, essentially, call in administrators into the company u nless administrators into the company unless the government steps in. that's what british steel are hoping for, they asked for a loan of up to 75 million, we believe they have reduced that request to around 30 million to say please help us out and tide us over at least for the coming weeks and that's certainly what workers here, what unions have been telling us and for the workers that i've been speaking to have been telling me and it's notjust staff here, but those in the wider supply chain which is potentially up to 20,000 workers, having a huge impact particularly in scu nthorpe. 20,000 workers, having a huge impact particularly in scunthorpe. thank
you. the cabinet has agreed theresa may's plan for a withdrawal agreement bill, including compromises intended to attract the support of labour mps. what theresa may has called her ‘bold new offer‘ on brexit includes the idea of a temporary customs relationship until the next general election and guarantees on workers' rights. the prime minister is hoping the bill will get cross—party backing, despite the commons previously rejecting her brexit deal three times. 0ur political correspondent iain watson reports. the uk was due to leave the eu in march, so you'd think more waffle would be off the agenda. what's the mood like in cabinet? the prime minister put a new version of her brexit deal to her cabinet colleagues. what's the mood like in cabinet? but they were tight-lipped when asked whether they might compromise with labour mps to break the deadlock? but i understand the
a nswer to the deadlock? but i understand the answer to the question was yes. we need to get parliament together to do what parliament voted for, to respect the referendum and leave the eu. theresa may has some pretty hefty political barriers to overcome if she's going to get her brexit deal over the line, she has to get the agreement of cabinet in downing street but then mps will have their say during the first week injune. and if they refused to back, the possibility of no deal increases and some members of the top team are far more relaxed about that prospect than others. in the event that we get to the end of october and it's not possible to get a deal i think leaving the european union is the most important thing of all, delivering on the will of the people. but the chancellor will deliver a speech to business leaders tonight warning of the dangers of no deal and he wants theresa may ‘s potential successors in downing street to take heed. he will declare ...and he street to take heed. he will declare and he will argue street to take heed. he will declare
and he willargue to try to get a deal sealed before theresa may departs from downing street she intends to move towards the labour position and protecting workers' rights and the environment. but leading opposition figures say she does not have the authority to deliver. we have now got to the stage where because we are in the dying days of this particular premiership, it's like trying to negotiate with a company that's going out of business, how can we be sure even if all these things were to be agreed, that they would be delivered on by the new leadership? after around three hours of discussions and presumably not too much waffle, the prime minister believes her cabinet has now backed a bold new brexit plan but it may be too bold for some of her own mps who don't want a compromise with labour. not nearly bold enough to win over the opposition. as the cabinet united? and iain watson joins us
now from westminster. as you said, the prime minister has called disabled new offer on brexit but do we have any more details after this cabinet meeting about what exactly it involves? yes, we do. i think the first thing we should say about the deal she has at least managed to get it over its first hurdle, keeping leavers and former remainers in her cabinet together, the next major hurdle is getting it through parliament and what we understand is that she is in this deal, able to offer a temporary customs relationship with the eu that would last until the next general election. what the labour opposition want is a permanent customs union, that may seem like dancing on the head of a pain but politically it's hugely important so she might not have gone far enough to bring in the necessary numbers from the opposition to get behind this deal, that's the first thing to say. secondly, we will hear from the prime minister herself later this afternoon and i think conservative mps will be anxious to know what
this customs relationship actually consists of, we did allow britain for example to do its own trade deals, if there are restrictions on that it's possible she won't be able to win over some of those conservative mps that voted against her on three previous occasions either. so it's by no means guaranteed of getting something through cabinet will get her further down the line but even if labour don't officially practice, she is also hoping they will be won over by some of the other things in the deal, protection of workers' rights for example after brexit butjust remember, was a message today from the chancellor philip hammond to potential successors to theresa may warning them against the dangers of no deal. i think his intervention simply underlines the fact her time in downing street is limited and this deal represents the last throw of the dice for theresa may. thank you. the world of sport is mourning the death of the legendary three time formula one world champion niki lauda, who's died at the age of 70. the austrian made one
of the greatest comebacks in the history of sport when he returned to racing in 1976, just 40 days after being horrifically burned in a crash. his rivalry with the british driver james hunt was legendary, and made into a film. katie gornall looks back on his life. niki lauda was a fighter on and off the track. a man who succeeded and survived in his sports most dangerous hero. he won his first world championship in 1975 with ferrari and more titles looked certain until this terrifying crash at the 1976 german grand prix. 0ther drivers had to rescue him from the wreckage. we got him away from the burning ferrari. got him to lay down on the racetrack and i kneeled down and put his head on my lap. what we didn't appreciate at the time was that actually all the injury he was going to suffer much worse from was the inhalation of toxic fumes from
the inhalation of toxic fumes from the burning fibreglass which got into his lungs and almost took his life at that stage. just 40 days later his wounds are healed, he was back behind the wheel, he'd been read his last rites in hospital but refused to give up. when that feeling came, you get frightened, you are worried and frightened that you are worried and frightened that you are worried and frightened that you are going to die and then you start everything possible to keep you going and you can't start your body because the body doesn't react, you can only start the brain. in the brain works, the body starts to work sooner or brain works, the body starts to work sooner or later. his determination to return later that season was fuelled by his rivalry with british driverjames hunt. he would eventually lose his crown to his friend but came back the following year to become world champion for a second time, a feat recognised by the bbc in 1977. the bbc trophy for the bbc in 1977. the bbc trophy for the outstanding overseas personality of the year. niki lauda would win the title again, this time with
mclaren in 1984 and today his former tea m mclaren in 1984 and today his former team was one of many to pay tribute saying former world champion jenson button said simply and fellow austrian arnold schwarzenegger described niki lauda as an icon, saying later, he would return to austria to run his airline and would go go on to hold managerial roles in f1, notably at mercedes but his influence extended beyond the track. today billy monger revealed how niki lauda helped him after his own horrific crash two years ago. he had so many kind things to say about me and he really, i guess could relate to my situation and the determination to get back to motor sport after having a serious accident. yes, it's super sad, motorsport has lost one of the true legends of the sport. the
three—time champion leaves a legacy in his sport like no other. niki lauda lived to inspire. niki lauda who's died aged 70. the man accused of killing 51 people in the christchurch mosque attacks has been charged with terrorism. brenton tarrant had already been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder after the mosque attacks in march. he is expected to appear in court again next month. almost 600 suspected members of county lines drugs gangs have been arrested over the past week in a coordinated police operation around the country. 0fficers seized cash, drugs and weapons. the groups, usually from cities, use children and vulnerable people to help them deal drugs in smaller towns or rural areas. ben ando reports. a police raid in sussex, one among many targeting so—called county lines crimes. gangs sending drugs outside
their usual territory in large cities to sell them elsewhere. from the images he looks to be about 14, 15 years old. increasingly, children are being coerced into selling drugs in deals lined up with cell phones. it's fast and tough to police. the gangs tend to have rival disputes in areas so people will see an increase in serious violence, an increase in drugs use and associated criminal activity with drugs use so it isn'tjust the victims of county lines this affects, it affects the communities. the raids targeting county lines were not limited to sussex and surrey. in norfolk and suffolk drugs, cash and knives were seized. in cheshire, drugs, cash and a walking stick with a hidden blade were found. a raid in bedford yielded cash, weapons and drugs and in abingdon in 0xfordshire four were arrested in a so—called cuckoo property, that is a home taken over by drugs gangs from an addict or vulnerable person. in total, there were over 500 arrests and along with drugs and cash, 46 weapons were seized including knives, guns and even a crossbow.
this is one of the first big operations for the national crime agency's new county lines coordination centre. it involved cooperation and coordination with police forces up and down the country and what they are hoping is that members of the public will learn about the kind of suspicious behaviour associated with county lines crime and tip them off about it. ben ando, bbc news, central london. our top story this lunchtime: two high profile british companies are in crisis. jamie 0liver‘s restaurant chain collapses — the celebrity chef says he's deeply saddened. and british steel is still waiting to hear whether it will get a multi—million pound bail out. and coming up: paving the way for other black footballers — three of west bromwich albion‘s stars from the ‘70s are honoured. coming up in the sport in the next
in mental health hospitals in england are being segregated from others for long periods of time. one man spent nine and a half years in isolation. alison holt reports. it's stories like bethany‘s that led to today's damning report from the care regulator. the teenager, who has autism and learning disabilities, was living in a bare room in a mental health hospital, segregated from others for nearly two years. her parents were only able to talk to her through a hatch. for legal reasons, jeremy can't discuss his daughter's case, but looking at today's report he says it shows how vulnerable people like her are being failed. 0rganisations that are supposed to be capable of caring for people and treating people with these conditions, they don't have the skills, they don't have the facilities. that just leaves them being locked away. the report says many of the people they saw where in mental health
hospitals miles from family. they found 62 people living in segregation, but believe there are many more. the average stay was six months, but some stayed much longer and often staff lacked training in how to care to people with autism. there might be circumstances when caring for a person away from other patients on a ward might be in that person's interests. but we weren't convinced that was always the case. the fact that many of these wards, or on some of these wards, staff didn't have the skills necessary to work with people with such complex problems. and that a high proportion of staff in some of these hospitals are unqualified workers, it really makes us think that people are not receiving the best possible care. the government says the care of all patients held in segregation in these hospitals will be reviewed and an expert panel will look at different ways of caring for them in the future. alison holt, bbc news.
the inquests into the deaths of eight people of the 2017 london bridge attacks have been hearing more harrowing witness statements this morning. gerard vowls heard how he threw a chair and bottles at the three attackers to stop them stabbing people. jon donnison is at the old bailey. gerard vowls had been out watching the champions league final and drinking ina the champions league final and drinking in a pub that evening and on his way home he walked straight into the london bridge attacks. 0n seeing people being stabbed and injured, he said he shouted at the assa ila nts injured, he said he shouted at the assailants an expletive. he said come and get me, you cowards. he then proceeded to follow the attackers, he said keeping his distance and at one point, he picked up distance and at one point, he picked upa chairfrom distance and at one point, he picked up a chairfrom a bar and threw it at the attackers. he later picked up
bottles a nd at the attackers. he later picked up bottles and pint glasses from outside under the bar and started throwing those stop he said he had had a few drinks so he was missing, but his was to entice the attackers away from the people they were stabbing and towards armed police. later he said he saw the attack is being cornered by armed police. he warned the police that the suicide belts they appeared to be wearing a fake. a few minutes later, the three assa ila nts fake. a few minutes later, the three assailants were shot dead. jon donnison, thank you very much. when laurie cunningham, cyrille regis and brendon batson started playing together for west bromwich albion in march 1978, it was the first time a top football club regularly fielded three black players. the three have been described as having ‘opened the gates' for other black players to enter the sport. to honour them a statue has been unveiled in west bromwich town centre, as phil mackie reports.
good tackle by brendon batson... they were three pioneers in an era when racism is rife, brendon batson, laurie cunningham and cyrille regis changed attitudes with their achievements on the pitch. one of the goals of the season, cyrille regis. now they have been honoured in the town where they made their name. fans raise the money to pay for the celebration statue. sadly, only one of them is still alive to see it. we were just football players. we didn't want to be labelled black, we werejust football players. we knew we had an impact, but the statue symbolises the journey we had impact, but the statue symbolises thejourney we had in impact, but the statue symbolises the journey we had in that era and the journey we had in that era and the resilience that has paved the way for the next generation. before his sudden death last year, cyrille regis described the racism he and the others face. we were used to three or four, 10,000 people shouting abuse at you, throwing
bananas on the pitch and monkey chanting. i took it as they were trying to intimidate me. the problem hasn't gone away. against montenegro, danny rose and raheem sterling both spoke out after racist chanting. but even in the 70s and 805, the chanting. but even in the 705 and 805, the trio were made welcome at west bromwich albion. a5 805, the trio were made welcome at west bromwich albion. as you can see from the reaction here, the trio are 5till from the reaction here, the trio are still held in enormou5 affection. notjust here, but acro55 still held in enormou5 affection. notjust here, but across the footballing world. known affectionately a5 footballing world. known affectionately as the three degrees, theirs i5 affectionately as the three degrees, theirs is a lasting legacy. extremely talented footballer5 that challenge raci5m with charm and dignity. phil mackie, bbc news, west bromwich. mackenzie thorpe 5tarted his career working on the docks on the river tee5 but now he is one of the country's best known arti5t5. as part of our ‘we are middle5brough‘ 5erie5, our entertainment correspondent colin paterson went to meet him. we've got a special guest this afternoon. and this is mackenzie thorpe
and he's a famous artist. back to school, mackenzie thorpe, a mile from where he grew up. so you're all going to make the transporter bridge? his art sell5 all around the world. his inspiration? the town where he was born. i draw a heart under the bridge because i love middlesbrough. that's all it's about. love, the theme that dominates so much of his art. we're at the transporter bridge over the river tees in middlesbrough and it means so much to me because i was born just down the road. and just as the gondola starts to move out, we would run and leap into the cabin here on the side. one of seven children, he left school with no qualifications. "trouble is with you, you'll never get a job because all you do is draw". that's what i was told at school. starting out in the shipyards with his father. i became a man with my dad. when i was 17, i went on a 300 tonner bringing in chemicals from the shallow end of the river, right down to the mouth for the big boats to come in and pick it up. it's quite a leap from that to be
exhibited in new york? that made me laugh because i've never thought about it like that before. i guess. i drew on the boat. jk rowling's got some of your work, the queen, has she not got a piece? yeah, she's got two pieces apparently, yeah. it's an honour, i met the queen and we talked and we laughed. i didn't think drawing was being an artist, ijust drew. i'm dyslexic, reading and writing's really hard. as part of celebrations for his 30th anniversary as an artist, he is visiting the school which studies his paintings. work as hard, as hard as you can on everything you want to and you'll get there. it's just an inspiration. as teachers, you can talk about different artists, look at different artwork, but to actually have an artist in school, the children will remember that for years. it's called 'waiting for me dad'. back at the transporter bridge, mackenzie's latest piece was inspired by his childhood memories of standing there to meet his own father
coming home from work. i want to make a monument to middlesbrough of the working man. so these kids are here and they're going, "where's your dad? where's me dad? " and she's looking like, "dad, have you seen me dad?" and now he believes the success of the next generation depends on adults changing their attitude. we are not listening and that's where governments and authorities and people in power are going wrong. the child's forgotten and then there's a space in the world which has gone forever. i want to keep that space full because all the beauty, the innocence, all the wonder that this world can offer with humanity is in our children. bye. colin paterson, bbc news, middlesbrough. and for more reports from middlesbroughand why from middlesbrough and why the bbc is here this week, go to our website — bbc.co.uk/news. england have named their 15—man squad for the cricket world cup which starts next week
and on home soil. the barbados—born fast bowler jofra archer has been included in the team. england are one of the favourites to win the tournament, their campaign opens against south africa next thursday asjoe wilson reports from lord's. sometimes in cricket things move quickly, sometimes. fast bowling is what jofra archer does. in the matches, he is exceptional. he qualified for england in march, he is in the world cup now, and to make way, david willey, an england regular, has been dropped by the selectors. and there is the possibility of tension because of that, isn't there? i don't accept that. we've just seen jofra archer come into the england squad. we'vejust seen england play extremely well with a number of permutations in their white—ball squad over the last few weeks. the england players are getting to know jofra archer. there is a broad understanding that he brings new things to the team. people are enjoying his company, his cricket, i do not think that is a problem. right selection but a hard one, that's the captain's opinion.
it's certainly one of the toughest decisions that i've ever been a part of. when you are together as a group for so long, and you've been on this journey, you've shared a lot of memories together, making tough decisions for the benefit of the squad, i think, is the way that you look at it. well, england's one—day cricketers are in great form. they've just won four games against pakistan. for the world cup, they've also brought in spin bowler liam dawson, who wasn't even part of the squad for those games against pakistan. that may be tinkering rather than panicking, but the expectation is clear — this year, for the first time, england's men's cricketers should win the world cup. basically, that's whatjofra archer is there to do. joe wilson, bbc news, at lord's. time for a look at the weather, here's mel coles. good afternoon. if you like the