this is bbc news. i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 103m... growing criticism of the parole board's decision to release serial sex attacker john worboys, who's thought to have assaulted more than 100 women. one of my clients who is absolutely horrified and really, really distressed that nobody had the courtesy to inform her, so she's in the middle of cooking tea for her kids and she hears this on the radio. sales of new cars fall for the first time in six years, amid a drop in demand for diesels. tech giant apple says the recently discovered flaws in some computer processor chips affect all iphones, ipads and mac computers. a book containing damaging allegations about the trump presidency is released earlier than planned, after white house lawyers tried to stop its publication. also in the next hour — a latte levy or a flat white tax. mps says drinkers using disposable cups should be charged an extra 25p
to encourage them to switch to reusable versions. and a severe winter storm hits the eastern united states, with record—breaking low temperatures that have already claimed several lives. good morning, welcome to bbc news. there's mounting criticism this morning of the parole board's decision to release the serial sex attackerjohn worboys. the black cab driver was jailed in 2009 for offences against 12 women, but detectives believe he carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults. the chair of the house of commons home affairs committee, yvette cooper, said she was "really shocked" that he was being freed, and she called on the board to set out the reasons for its decision. the chairman of the board, nick hardwick, says he recognises
there's a lack of transparency in the system, and will be launching a public consultation. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, has more. for six years, john worboys cruised smart areas of london in his black cab, looking for women to drug and rape. when he was finally caught, thejudge said he'd serve a minimum of eight years in prison, and said he wouldn't be released until he was no longer a threat to women. worboys would show young women he picked up in his cab large wads of cash, saying he'd recently won big at the casino. then he'd offer them champagne, which he'd spiked with sedatives, and rape them. the judge gave him what's known as an indeterminate sentence, under which people are only freed once they're no longer considered dangerous. the parole board has decided worboys will be released this month under supervision after spending less than ten years in prison. i've spoken to one of my clients, who is absolutely horrified and really, really distressed that
nobody had the courtesy to inform her, so she's in the middle of cooking tea for her kids and she hears this on the radio, and feels absolutely sick to her stomach. the organisation rape crisis said it was far too soon for worboys to be released. although police believejohn worboys attacked over 100 women, he was only convicted of attacking 12. and only one of those convictions was for rape. and that's why his sentence was so short. all the same, under the indeterminate sentence rules, the parole board will need to have assured themselves thatjohn worboys was no longer a risk as a sexual predator. daniel sandford, bbc news. this morning the cherith the parole board, nick hardwick, responded to criticism of the release ofjohn warboys. he said... let's talk to clive coleman,
our legal affairs correspondent. the sort of sentencejohn the sort of sentence john warboys was given originally, an indeterminate sentence, there has been controversy about those, have and their? absolutely, it is called an indeterminate sentence for public protection. the sentences were brought in some years ago, when they we re brought in some years ago, when they were really for cases when there we re very were really for cases when there were very persistent and dangerous offenders who were coming to the end offenders who were coming to the end of their sentences and therefore had to be released, there was nothing that could be done to keep them in prison and protect the public, so the sentences were introduced term
was given, as it was tojohn warboys, but they could be detained in prison if they continued to be a risk, a danger to the public. the regime was that it was up to the offender, effectively, to prove that they were no longer a danger to the public, and that is what has happened in this case. john warboys has been able to go before the pa role has been able to go before the parole board and, as a result, he would have two show he had confronted his offending behaviour and, critically, that he had completed enough courses, had enough treatment was in prison to assure the parole board that he was no longer a risk to the public. when these sentences came in, it was envisaged they would be used, really, for a handful of very dangerous offenders but what happened was that very rapidly the number of them grew, there were thousands of people in prison on these offences, really known as the new life sentences, there were people in prison on minimum terms as little as 18 months who effectively we re little as 18 months who effectively were in prison for life, so it was
almost the reverse criticism of these, that they were new life sentences. what has happened in recent times, these sentences have been abolished and there has been, ifi been abolished and there has been, if i can put it in inverted commas, something of an effort to look at the sentences and we know last year something like 46% of prisoners on the sentences who went before the pa role the sentences who went before the parole board were indeed released, so parole board were indeed released, so there has been something of a sea change in the treatment of people under the sentences. people, campaigns, said warboys‘ victims, many others, cannot comprehend why he is being released when you have explained what he has to do to convince the parole board but cannot believe that given the offences, and the parole board can only act based on the offences for which it was convicted even though police have suspicion and evidence of others, people cannot believe that he has been released after a relatively short period. is there anything that can be done, legally,
to overturn the decision? it is very difficult. thejustice secretary cannot step in and reverse the decision. my understanding is that following his conviction in 2009, the police said something like 100 victims had come forward, it led them to said they believed he was perhaps the most prolific sex offender that we had ever seen, but following that moore—bick teams did come forward but more charges were not brought against warboys, they could have been but the crown prosecution service at the time would have looked at those if the police passed the files to them, and my understanding is they did, and the crown prosecution service decided it was not in the public interest to bring further charges andi interest to bring further charges and i think those decisions will come under a huge amount of scrutiny today. clive, thank you very much for that. new car sales fell for the first time in six years last year, dragged down by a collapse in the demand for diesel, and the uk's motor industry warns it expects britain's car market to weaken further this year.
the society of motor manufacturers and traders says there were 2.5 million cars registered last year. it shows a 5.6% fall on the number of registrations in 2016. the sale of diesel cars fell 17% since 2016, as higher taxes and pollution fears hit demand. and the situation could worsen this year. the smmt expects that car sales will drop by up to 7% this year. the industry body blames uncertainty over brexit and confusion about future policy on diesel cars. mike hawes is chief executive of the society of motor manufacturers and traders and a little earlier i asked him what the industry was going to do to improve the image of diesel ca i’s do to improve the image of diesel cars and get newer vehicles onto the road. it is about getting older vehicles off the road and that is what you need policies that encourage the purchase of new vehicles. certainly the new vehicles address those issues around n0x
vehicles. certainly the new vehicles address those issues around nox and deliver much improved c02 and fuel economy said that the average consumer buying a diesel car versus the equivalent petrol, they can save around £400 a year, the same as your annual gas bill. add to the fact that with these new diesel vehicles you are also getting old and new technology and they can be a compelling prospect. what we need to do, and what manufacturers are doing, is help new customers into vehicles through incentives, additional support mechanisms, but we need government to make sure it is encouraging these vehicles... in other words, get the government to tax older vehicles off the road, effectively? not necessarily, people bought these vehicles in good faith. we need to recognise diesel is the right choice for many consumers. if you live in a seedy, fine, electric or small petrol is probably the right vehicle for you. most people drive in and out of the city, rural areas, longer mileage, which is where you get the benefit of the
diesel and that, for many people, is the right choice, and it is also the right choice in many ways for the environment because what we have seen environment because what we have seen is while the average c02 of a car is coming down, because of the way the market is changing, 0verall c02 will be going up because of the move away from diesel and that is not good for the industry or the environment. mike hawes, the chief executive of the smmt. i'm joined now byjim holder, editorial director of what car and autocar. how bad are the figures for the industry, because mike hawes said, when i spoke to him, that in context it was still a relatively good year? it is important to do that, we have come off the back of six straight yea rs of come off the back of six straight years of growth and that has to end sometime. if you look at the past yea r‘s sometime. if you look at the past year's figures, they are the third best over the past decade and the sixth best in the history since this. accounting in the 50s. the car market is strong, not as strong as
it was when it was at an almost historic high. the problem really is with the diesel market, isn't it, and we know why? absolutely, the downturn has been sudden, up until march last year we were at record levels for new car registration and diesel levels were strong, but the mood has changed, particularly from government, there were damaging state m e nts government, there were damaging statements made which were in many ways misleading about diesels being banned from 2040, which it emerged was not really the case. all the diesels were going to be banned, not new ones, and in the autumn budget, the autumn statement around new taxes game, there were confused and misleading statements from government and the problem now is public perception. it brands all diesels as dirty diesel, and most modern diesels from our testing, which we do independently, shows they can be incredibly clean, and particularly around pollutants such as c02 they are better than petrol. what is it going to take to change
the image, if you'd like, to get over dieselgate? the volkswagen scandal has affected the public perception, it is now going to take government, someone in government, to stick their head above the parapet and start talking about the fa cts . parapet and start talking about the facts. beyond the diesel question and looking more generally at the car market, the smmt in its report talks about public concerns over what is happening with brexit in terms of their spending decisions. what sort of impact do you think thatis what sort of impact do you think that is going to have on the car industry this year and in the immediate future? i think the car industry is incredibly nervous from the consumer
side and industrial side. consumers, we can see through wide economics, are concerned and buying a car is probably the second largest purchase you will ever make and if you are worried about your finances it is something you can delay, particularly, as many do, if you are leasing the car. the car industry is embedded in europe, it is under threat. briefly, electric market, sales up sharply although from a small base. what does it represent in terms of future growth forjobs and industry in the uk? there is an opportunity, electric car sales are still very small, electrified car sales only accounted for 120,000 of the 2.5 million last year. electric, 13,500 pure electric cars were sold last year. it is a starting point of something which could turn into something. thank you very much. apple has confirmed that all iphones, ipads and mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. it emerged this week that tech companies have been working on a fix for the meltdown and spectre bugs, which could allow hackers to steal data.
apple said there was no evidence that the vulnerability had been exploited. it says it will issue a patch for its safari web browser in the coming days. our business correspondent susannah streeter explained to me how this flaw was discovered. it was exposed by an austrian researcher who discovered the floor while working with a friend on his computer who was able to access private e—mail addresses and other personal data and it is feared hackers could do the same, that they could read information stored on a computer, information like passwords and credit card. as you say, tech companies have been racing to fix this and it is all to do with whether information should be given sooner to customers to protect ourselves or whether we should allow the companies to have enough time to fix the problem... to try to fix the problem rather than expose it to hackers? hackers can breach the flaws within the operating systems. how big a deal is it that this is
affecting apple products? it prides itself on security and would argue in its advertising that its security is superior to other products, but here we are with ipads, iphones, etc, affected? absolutely, it is notjust apple, it is across the board, but, as you say, it is potentially very serious for apple but also for intel, the chip—maker, because its chips are in 90% of pcs around the world and there are1.5 90% of pcs around the world and there are 1.5 billion pcs which are in use you can see the scale of the problem. but the uk's national cyber is due at the centre says there is no evidence that this flaw has been exposed so far. apple, as you say, is rushing out fixes for its safari web browser, others are doing the same. it is really the chip—maker ‘s as well, they say they are trying to fix the problem, we have a rm, amd as well, intel's share price is
down, insiders fearthere as well, intel's share price is down, insiders fear there could be reputational damage and liabilities because big firms may sue the company for having to update their entire it systems. it does seem as though mind are very much being concentrated in the tech industry at the moment, though, to try and get those patches out as soon as possible. and, briefly, is there anything that the regular person can do to protect themselves with this knowledge? 0bviously update your computer with the patches that are sent out. intel says it won't slow down the operating system, this patch. but also just operating system, this patch. but alsojust general operating system, this patch. but also just general security as rice, such as change your password regularly, that is what we are advised to do anyway, most people don't, they keep the same password for many years, so take those security steps but also don't panic, because, as i say, there have been
no breaches so far. the headlines on bbc news... the chairman of the parole board says he is "very concerned" that victims of the serial rapist john warboys were not told that he was about to be released. a sharp drop in the number of new diesel cars sold last year — sales were down 17%, with overall car sales falling by 5% tech giant apple says all iphones, ipads and mac computers are affected by a processor flaw that leaves them vulnerable to hackers. and in sport, more frustration for england's bowlers in the final ashes test. australia are on top in sydney after day two, 150 three yards behind —— 153 runs behind but only two players down. everton look set to sell back defender to chelsea, ross barkley, with a medical planned
later for today. serena williams went defend her australian open title this year. she gave birth to her daughterfor months title this year. she gave birth to her daughter for months ago and says she can compete but that's not good enough and she needs a little more time. i will be back with all those stories just after half past. a serious case review has recommended improvements be made to safeguarding in wolverhampton following the murder of a 2—year—old in 2016. jeremiah regis—ngaujah was beaten to death by his mother's partner. he was the fifth child to be killed by an adult in wolverhampton in less than a decade. our news correspondent phil mackie has been following the case and joins me now from wolverhampton. phil, another tragic case of another very young child killed. what is the background to it, first of all? well, this happened in 2016 and this is the flat, just at the top up
there, where jeremiah is the flat, just at the top up there, wherejeremiah lived with his mother, sindyann regis, and stepfather, chevaze mcgregor. chevaze mcgregor had very strong christian beliefs which he thought meant that he could use physical punishment whenever a child was nor ta ke punishment whenever a child was nor take and that meant the happy smiley toddlerjeremiah was beaten with a rod and a belt and ultimately killed by chevaze mcgregor, who was jailed last year for by chevaze mcgregor, who was jailed last yearfor murder by chevaze mcgregor, who was jailed last year for murder and is serving a minimum of 21 years in prison. sindyann regis was very much the victim of domestic abuse in that relationship. she was jailed for allowing the death of a child, initially for more than three years, that was reduced on appeal to two yea rs that was reduced on appeal to two years and four months because the appeal courtjudges felt she years and four months because the appeal court judges felt she was very much a victim in this case. we have had a serious case review published into the death ofjeremiah and it makes a number of recommendations. it makes similar recommendations. it makes similar
recommendations to probably too many i have read over the years, with a failure to follow up signs that life probably wasn't going right in the life of young jeremiah. something quite stark is that there was a multi—agency referral a few months before his death but there were no safeguards put in place because of that despite complaints from sindyann regis, saying she was a victim of domestic abuse, but those complaints from her not really being followed up. that is astonishing, particularly when coupled with the fa ct particularly when coupled with the fact for other children had been killed by an adult in wolverhampton in the previous decade. 0ne killed by an adult in wolverhampton in the previous decade. one wonders, we re in the previous decade. one wonders, were no lessons learned from those deaths that might have prevented jeremiah‘s death? deaths that might have prevented jeremiah's death? the sad thing is, i have covered all of those deaths, all of those trials, all of those
serious case reviews and yes, reading this, you can see something has been learned. there is a multi—agency approach now, and a multi—agency approach now, and a multi—agency safeguarding hub was introduced not long before jeremiah's death, and in his case in previous cases dozens of different agencies had an involvement, they we re agencies had an involvement, they were aware of him, but it felt reading that report a bit like a tick box exercise. yes, they did follow u p tick box exercise. yes, they did follow up appointments come when an appointment was missed, they chased it up, but they didn't show the professional curiosity that might have let them first of all to question the religious beliefs of chevaze mcgregor, look at him as a potential threat to jeremiah, and really look at the domestic situation in that awful flat up there. sindyann regis was interesting, because she was seeking leave to stay in this country happen been here since childhood but he had no a ccess been here since childhood but he had no access to benefits at all. she
had a flat and within the health service, but lived on hand—outs and charity from the local church. they lived in extreme poverty, the authorities knew that, but they didn't really know what it meant. they didn't follow it up. there were signs that. you can't ever blame a local authority for a child's death, ultimately chevaze mcgregor killed jeremiah regis—ngaujah, but there we re jeremiah regis—ngaujah, but there were moments where if they had carried out a bit more investigative work, they might have spotted the dangers to jeremiah before work, they might have spotted the dangers tojeremiah before he was killed. phil mackie in wolverhampton, thank you. a controversial book, which is a fly—on—the—wall account of trump's first year in power, is being published today. the publisher opted for an earlier release date in response to attempts by the president's lawyers to block it. in a tweet overnight, donald trump said it was full of lies and criticised his former adviser, steve bannon. 0ur north america correspondent peter bowes reports. publish and be damned.
the book that won't go away. the white house dispute its accuracy and the president's lawyers have threatened to sue for libel. they've demanded that the author, michael wolff, and the publisher should immediately cease and desist from any further publication. instead, the release date has been brought forward, much to the apparent delight of mr wolff. "here we go, you can buy it and read it, thank you, mr president," he tweets. gossip, false and fraudulent. it portrays mr trump as being surprised at winning the presidency, and paints a picture of his administration as dysfunctional and divided. steve bannon, who's widely quoted in the extracts already published, has not disputed their content. his response on a radio programme, to declare his unfailing support for the president. the president of the united states is a great man. you know, i support him day in and day out, whether going through the country
giving the trump miracle speech or on the show or on the website. and mr trump's response to that... i don't know, he called me a great man last night. so, you know, he obviously changed his tune pretty quick. now, with the lawyers poised, there's an entire book to read for the next instalment in this extraordinary saga. peter bowes, bbc news. and — not surprisingly — the president couldn't resist commenting again on social media. in the last few hours he tweeted — the republican commentator scottie nell—hughes has been giving more insights and a flavour of the reaction to the book. i have to tell you, the white house is more twisted this morning than they might be at yoga. book stores
are even staying open to get this book is out for people to read. the gossip side of this book is probably what has been dominating headlines the last 48 hours. as for some of the last 48 hours. as for some of the things you mentioned, you have to wonder, is it true or not? how are they going to back it up? were you there, seen president trump? those other things, the gossipy things, the tabloid side i think we re things, the tabloid side i think were referred to in the press conference today. can you prove it? not sure, but it makes it a good read. what is more concerning is what you're probably going to go to next which are the issues of the men and women surrounding the president and women surrounding the president and their reactions to what was going on drink the first six months of this administration. a severe winter storm is hitting the eastern united states — bringing strong winds and blizzards. the week—long cold snap has left 17
people dead and wrecked travel plans for many. cbs news correspondent kenneth craig told us about the situation there. several inches of snow, blocked roads, black eyes and power cuts and a storm stretching hundreds of miles. new york city like a fairy tale for some. the snow though, a serious hazard to many more. we are enjoying it. we are from southern california so it is the first time the kids have seen snow. it's cold, but we're having a great time. it's tough to be a long time outside because you have to get into the shops just to... to keep you warm. alive, yes! la guardia airports cancelled 95% of its flights, jfk
jfk cancelled them all. schools are closed up and down the atlantic coast. as a state of emergency was declared, more than ten deaths already attributed to the freezing conditions. it is clear this is a serious, serious storm between the very low temperature, the strong winds and driving snow, everyone should take this very seriously. take precautions. because of the fact that the storm has intensified in the last few hours, i am now declaring a winter weather emergency for new york city. the office of emergency management now standing by with equipment like generators, pumps and sandbags as well as food and water, blankets and emergency shelters. there has been blizzards in connecticut. atlantic city has seen traffic at a standstill. can you believe this is tallahassee, florida ? even in florida, the sunshine state, there were snowflakes falling. for the northern part, the very first in 30 years. it meant sledging and snowmen for some. in memphis, even a game of ice hockey under the setting sun. it's being called a bomb cyclone.
from florida to maine, strong drops in pressure pulling in high winds, snow and low, low temperatures, wind chill making it feel —40 in places. relief could still be days away. the national weather service predicting more misery through the weekend as the storm moves north eastwards towards canada. a cbs correspondent in new york gave us a cbs correspondent in new york gave us the situation there this morning. now the east coast is bracing for a deep freeze. many residents in many states can expect temperatures in single digits or the teens. the snowstorm yesterday brought historic coastal flooding to many areas along the coast. at least 18 deaths are being blamed on the cold
temperatures and forecasters are predicting as the day goes on some areas of the east coast, it may feel as low as —15 degrees when you factor in the bitter cold and the high winds. and is it the fact that this cold snap is so sustained, lasting for about ten days now? how unusual is that? yes, you know, usually we are used to cold snaps here and there, it's new york city, but for it to last for ten days is something i certainly haven't seen before and i've been in this business for 20 years, i'm a native new yorker. again, more than a dozen deaths, at least 18 deaths are being blamed on the cold temperatures. yesterday, 500 national guard members were called to several states to help with rescue efforts. a number of people who died, many of them were homeless who weren't able to make it to a shelter or weren't able to get up in time. and when is
able to get up in time. and when is a break expected, when should things improved? you know, it's only going to get worse, at least until sunday, and then they are saying next week hopefully it will feel a little bit more like normal, which is 30s and 40s. more like normal, which is 30s and 405. i more like normal, which is 30s and 40s. i think about that, that's another two days including today, that's three days of bitter cold all along the east coast and again, some states it will feel like it's —15 degrees. let's check out the weather forecast here. i know it's going to be feeling a little bit colder but not that cold, i hope. definitely not! temperatures in toronto and new york will have daytime highs of —15 to —19, hard to believe. but out there at the moment for us, the big news is it is not as windy as it has been in recent days, still plus three around the english channel coast and windier in the far
north of scotland but in between, like the wind. scotland will see light rain, sleet, hill snow, like the wind. scotland will see light rain, sleet, hillsnow, but some will stay dry through the day with sunshine, cooler than recent days, temperatures in single figures. tonight, where we have clearer skies, mist and fog patches and we will see frost across parts of the midlands, wales, especially northern ireland into scotland where we could see icy conditions tomorrow morning but still a few showers into the morning, rain, feed and hill snow, turning increasingly wintry from the north later on as colder ethics further down, longer spells a rain to the south—east corner, bright conditions to the north and west later with some sunshine but add on the wind chill tomorrow and you will need to wrap up, feeling more like freezing, if not below. hello, this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines... the parole board has come under
increasing criticism over its decision to release the serial sex attackerjohn worboys. it's believed the black cab driver carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in london. new car sales have fallen for the first time in six years. new registrations fell by 5% last year, with diesel cars making up the biggest drop. the society of motor manufacturers has blamed the decline on brexit and confusion overfuture policy on diesel cars. tech giant apple has confirmed that all iphones, ipads and mac computers have been affected by two major flaws in computer chips. tech companies are working on patches to fix the problem. a controversial book documenting president trump's first year in office has gone on sale earlier than its planned release date. the move is in response to attempts by the president's lawyers to block it. mps are calling for a 25p "latte levy" to be charged on disposable coffee cups. it's thought the extra charge will encourage coffee drinkers
to switch to reusable options and fund improvements to recycling facilities. and a powerful blizzard has brought record low temperatures to the north—east coast of the united states and canada. the week—long cold snap has so far claimed several lives and cut power to tens of thousands of homes. just before we go to sport, some breaking news coming into us about the taxi cab rapistjohn warboys. a group of 58 mps has written to the secretary of state to call for victims‘ voices to be heard in the warboys case. this letter has been sent to the secretary of state for justice, david lidington, to call foran justice, david lidington, to call for an investigation into whether the voices of victims of convicted rapistjohn warboys were heard in
the decision to release him on parole. speaking about the letter, the organiser, stella creasy mp, said, there is rightly a growing concern about how a man who was convicted on multiple accounts of sexual violence and accused of many more has been let out on licence after just more has been let out on licence afterjust nine years. this concern is compounded by victims coming forward to say they were given little information about the process. justice requires their voices be heard in any decision to grant parole so it is vital the secretary of state investigators whether they were heard in the decision—making. cross— party heard in the decision—making. cross—party support for this letter sent to the justice secretary, following a statement from the head of the parole board who said that, as far as the parole board was concerned, it understood that his victims had all been told that had been made aware, but this was not the case. the headline again, a cross—party group of 58 mps have sent a letter to the secretary of state for
justice, david lidington, to call foran justice, david lidington, to call for an investigation into whether the voices of the victims ofjohn warboys were heard in the decision to release him on parole. now, at 10:35am, it to release him on parole. now, at10:35am, it is to release him on parole. now, at 10:35am, it is time to take a look at sport, and jessica is back with us. hello. it‘s been a frustrating day for england in the fifth ashes test in sydney, as australia put themselves in a good position to take control of the final match. they closed on 193—2, 153 runs behind england‘s first innings total but with eight wickets in hand, and one of them belongs to the captain, steve smith. patrick gearey reports from sydney. it is the most often repeated sentence of the ashes, steve smith is still there, and he is alongside usman khawaja, who is not far short of his century, and they are batting australia into a strong position in this match. earlier, england had shown some fight, they lost dawid malan thanks to a
spectacular catch by smith, who you seemingly cannot keep out of the game, but the rest of australia‘s catching is not in the same class. pat cummins and josh hazlewood made terrible mistakes, clangers in the field, and the rest of the low order of england added useful contributions, moeen ali, tom curran and stuart broad. they made the perfect start in the field, stuart broad perfect start in the field, stuart b roa d clea n perfect start in the field, stuart broad clean bowling the out of sorts cameron bancroft. david warner, the local boy, made his now customary 50 at the scg butjimmy anderson boulder pirlo to get him and england we re boulder pirlo to get him and england were on a bit of a role, but all that did was bring in steve smith. although he and khawaja had to ride their luck at times, mason crane, debut leg—spinner, bowled well, they we re debut leg—spinner, bowled well, they were increasingly comfortable as the day wore on. they will now hope to bat australia up to and beyond england‘s total. england must somehow work out how to get it out. —— how to get smith out. chelsea look set to sign everton midfielder ross barkley.
he‘s expected to have a medical today, ahead of a £15—million move. barkley is out of contract at the end of the season, and although he turned down a transfer to stamford bridge in august, negotiations resumed at the beginning of the week. he‘s yet to play this season after having hamstring surgery but he‘s now approaching match fitness and everton manager sam allardyce said yesterday he was resigned to losing him. hejoined everton as an 11—year—old in 2005. west ham have ended tottenham‘s100% record over the festive period. it finished 1—1 at wembley, after a pair of stunning goals — pedro 0biang put west ham ahead, and seven minutes from time son heung—min put away an equally impressive long—range effort — although son said he thought 0biang‘s goal was better. two points dropped for spurs — they‘re still fifth in the premier league table. i think the team was fantastic, the effort, and yes sometimes things happen in football, you create, you dominate, you make everything to score as much as possible.
i think we have to keep going and accept that in football sometimes it happens. we doing some things right, like the way we were defending, and if we keep defending like that, especially against the top teams, it will give us a chance to take points. we are moving in the right direction, i want the players to look up, i think we should do. hopefully we'll get a couple of players back fit as well in the coming weeks and months, so hopefully that will help us. manchester city women‘s latest signing nadia nadim has revealed her incredible journey into football. born in afghanistan, her mother paid traffickers to take her and herfamily to england after her father was murdered by the taliban. but they ended up in denmark, where she found her love of football in a refugee camp. we were a bunch of young kids from different countries, and we didn‘t really have anything to do besides just going around and trying to learn new stuff. beside the refugee camp
there was this football club where kids used to play from 4pm to late night and there were teams practising, and we used to sit around and watch, and that‘s how i really got into it. it started as, like, you know, just fun, and really fast became an obsession. serena williams has pulled out of this month‘s australian open. she gave birth to her daughterfour months ago and was hoping to defend her title. she played an exhibition match last week and said that she can compete, but that‘s not good enough and she needs a little more time. that‘s all the sport for now. i‘ll have more for you in the next hour. c2jessica, c2 jessica, thank you c2jessica, thank you very much. mps are calling for a 25p tax to be added to disposable coffee cups to improve recycling rates. the environmental audit committee said 2.5 billion single—use coffee cups are thrown away each year in the uk, with half—a—million of those littered every day.
a report from the committee suggests a so—called "latte levy" should be used to drive up recycling rates and improve reprocessing facilities, but if there isn‘t enough improvement, throwaway cups should be banned completely in five years. the government says it agrees plastic waste is a problem and will look into a single—use plastic tax. this morning, john maguire has been at a paper mill in cumbria that recycles disposable cups. just in case you have always wanted to know, this is what 50,000 compact it used coffee cups looks like, baled up, brought here to this paper mill atjames baled up, brought here to this paper mill at james cropper in baled up, brought here to this paper mill atjames cropper in kendal, cumbria. this place has been going since 1840 but they have only be using this as a source material for recycled paper for the last three, four years, something like that. why is this one of only two in the country to do so? the issue is the material is a coffee cup is made from, the plastic liner on the
inside to make it waterproof, and then the paper is then turned into these massive bales, boxes they call them, 2.5 tonnes of recycled paper on that spindle there. that will then be sent all around the world, used as packaging for luxury items, for jewellery boxes but used as packaging for luxury items, forjewellery boxes but also used as packaging for luxury items, for jewellery boxes but also for envelopes, things like that. i will show you another example of items that can be used. good morning to disk ceo here, also talking to gavin from an environmental charity. you have a couple of examples of what you do here, i suppose the question is not necessarily why you do it but why doesn‘t everybody do it like this? we have been doing it for some time, over the past few years, and the challenge has been to take the plastic out of the inside of the
coffee cup and we have cracked that, the technology exists, we have been recycling coffee cups for quite some time. we have the capacity to do half a billion coffee cups the year. the reality is we are only doing a fraction of that. the challenge is not about recycling the cups, the challenge is about having the cups to recycle, so bringing the cups to us in orderfor us to run them through our cup recycling process, so having a process in retail or on the street in order to get those copy pubs to us, that is why the challenge lies. and we are hearing only about 1% of coffee cups are recycling, here is a paper bag that is made from a recycled coffee cup, and if you take your mobile phone out of there, you can show as this isa out of there, you can show as this is a double win, because it is a replacement for single use plastic, that, again, isjust cardboard? absolutely, so what we‘re doing here, this is a bag for a famous high street store, you can see they are using cup recycling so in this
bag is one we used coffee cup in every bag they are reusing, and what we are doing here, this is a replacement for single use plastic so this is now recyclable, fully compostable, and you can use it in a direct replacement and again, from used coffee cups, manufactured from coffee cups. gavin, we talked about the logistics, the boring stuff, i suppose, the supply chain to bring these guys the raw material, is that what we are getting wrong? yes, the issue is if you put the coffee cup in mixed recycling with cans, bottles, paper, it is unlikely it will get recycled. you have two separate it out you just have coffee cups as a separate waste stream and it is possible to recycle it as phil mentioned. we have got schemes in manchester and london where we showed that the public, if given those facilities and communicated well, the public are willing to re cycle, well, the public are willing to recycle, so just well, the public are willing to recycle, sojust in the square mile alone last year between april and
december we recycled 4 million coffee cups. i think public willingness is there, but what is not there at the moment is the facilities, so that is where industry, government really need to make a concerted effort to make sure that where there is the willingness to recycle something, they also have the opportunity and facilities to do so. the opportunity and facilities to do so. we know that coffee these days comes in weird and wonderful forms and you can spend quite a lot of money, but 25p on each couple not go down well? i don't think it will go down well? i don't think it will go down well? i don't think it will go down well with a lot of customers, and it does seem a little unfair that the customers are being burdened with this 25p tax, we think the onus should be more on industry and government to do more to make it easy for customers to recycle and do the right thing because our evidence is that he we give them the facilities, as i said, they would use them. gentlemen, thank you both very much indeed. as you can see, this box, as it is called,
interestingly, has just this box, as it is called, interestingly, hasjust come this box, as it is called, interestingly, has just come off, ready to be taken to be shipped somewhere else around the world. 2023 this committee, the environmental audit committee, is saying they want this situation nailed, overrun done with, either to have them banned all have 100% recyclable cups. it is of course just a recommendation, the government is saying it is looking at what they are saying and will report in the next few days, or in a little while. back to you. john maguire reporting. more than half of all flat—faced dogs seen by a vet last year needed treatment for health issues directly related to the way they‘ve been bred. british veterinary association warns breeds such as pugs and bulldogs sufferfrequently from breathing difficulties, skin problems and eye ulcers. joining me now in studio is the president of british veterinary association, john fishwick. john, you are very welcome. in 2017, this issue has been publicised quite a lot but you are coming in with the
new year to push this information out. your campaign is called greed to breathe. these dogs are very lova ble to breathe. these dogs are very lovable and people feel them to be very wonderful pets but they have significant health problems through no fault of their rain, the biggest of which are being getting enough daring to their lungs because of their flat faces. this can be very distressing for them. we know a lot of owners don‘t recognise this as a problem, they see it as part of the breed. is this shortening their normal life span? we don't have evidence on that but we are concerned their life is not as enjoyable as it should be. it's quality of life? yes, quality of life. we know these breeds have been very popular. we have seen celebrities with them and they have been used in advertising campaigns.
yes, ourcampaign is been used in advertising campaigns. yes, our campaign is twofold, to try to stop the drive in the advertising sector and with celebrities for people to want these dogs. there was a lot of publicity about them and it‘s causing a huge number of dogs in these breeds to increase, largely driven by media images. we are trying to make people aware of this and to cool that whole thing down. are you also saying to breeders, look, let‘s talk about the breed standard, let‘s look at breeding dogs like this, like the pug, like the bulldog for safely different traits so they can breed more easily? most breeders are robustly very responsible in this area and we work closely with the kennel club and we know there‘s a real desire amongst the breeding fraternity and panel club to improve the physical
abilities of the dogs they are breeding. that is a slow process but we know there‘s a real desire to make that happen in the breeding sector. is it beginning to happen? yes, it is. we recently produced a joint letter together with the kennel club at the number of other organisations on this. the kennel clu b organisations on this. the kennel club are right up on this and working with us on the problem. but ultimately, you are saying to would—be dog owners, you love your pet, you clearly want people to think, i want my pet to have the best quality of life possible and not to go for very flat nosed dogs. when someone is acquiring a dog, whether it be an adult or a puppy, we are asking them to get advice from their bets before they start that process so they are aware of theissues that process so they are aware of the issues and to discuss issues with a responsible breeder. if you get a punpy. you with a responsible breeder. if you get a puppy, you can get something called a puppy contract, freely available online, and you can go
through a whole number of issues with the breed to discuss these issues and others before you purchase the puppy. 0k, john fishwick, president of the british veterinary association, good luck with the campaign. thank you for coming on to speak to us about it. the headlines on bbc news... the chairman of the parole board says he is "very concerned" that victims of the serial rapist, john warboys, were not told that he was about to be released. a sharp drop in the number of new diesel cars sold last year, sales were down 17 percent, with overall car sales falling by 5%. tech giant apple says all iphones, ipads and mac computers are affected by a processor flaw that leaves them vulnerable to hackers. north korea has accepted south korea‘s offer of holding talks next week. it will be the first time since 2015 that officials from the two sides have met. the news broke just hours after south korea and the united states agreed to postpone joint military exercises — which north korea sees
as rehearsals for invasion — during next month‘s winter olympics. sophie long reports from seoul. north korea accepted the offer of government level talks through a direct fax line between the two countries reactivated two days ago. it was addressed to south korea‘s reunification minister. translation: north korea accepted our offer for talks on january 9th. regarding the agenda, we will discuss the pyeonchang winter olympics and how to improve ties between south and north korea. the two sides are expected to discuss key issues like pyongyang sending a delegation to the winter olympics which is in south korea next month. it comes hours after south korea and
the united states agreed to postpone their military drills for the duration of the winter games. the south korean president said he believes the winter games could mark a turning point. they could reduce tensions on the korean peninsula which have reached their highest point in two decades. sophie long, bbc news, seoul. not only is it the first direct talks in two years, but it‘s the first time the two presidents will be talking to each other and as a liberal leader, the south korean leader has a more open approach than we have seen in maybe ten years.
there is a lot more room for north korea and south korea to work on the reconciliation side of their relationship. i don‘t think we are over reading the significance in terms of what they are trying to do. from the south korean resident, he‘s been talking a lot about the olympics and it‘s more than just about the olympics, it‘s about south and north korean ties. as far as the nuclear issue goes, it‘s true that you should not be expecting any breakthrough on that. one fundamental issue on this is bad south korea needs a relationship with north korea on a number of things out —— outside of the nuclear issue. if you are in the united states, all you really care about at some level is north korea and their nuclear ability but if you live in south korea and you are aware of
their military history, it‘s a much more, located agenda. ridley scott has spent four decades making some of the most successful films in cinema. his work on films like alien, blade runner, thelma and louise, gladiator, and the martian have brought in several billion dollars at the box office, and won dozens of awards. but his most recent project, all the money in the world, was overshadowed by the allegations of sexual misconduct against one of its stars, kevin spacey. he was replaced just six weeks before the film was due to be released. our arts editor will gompertz has been talking to ridley scott, and began by asking him if replacing spacey was a commercial or moral decision. that‘s tricky. i think it‘s a little bit of both. but, you know, moral is a word we can talk about for the next two hours, ok. so i‘d like to say initially it was a commercial decision which would be maybe a little hand in hand with a moral decision. you know, you can‘t take the artist, and actually whatever a person decides to do in their private life which doesn‘t harm others, you have to separate that from what they do as an artist or as
a person, as a clever person. mr getty, your grandson, he's been kidnapped. i have seen the movie and it is completely seamless. what was running through my head was how would it have been different with spacey? is there a noticeable difference is to mug you are one of the few people in the world to have seen both. is it a much different movie? kevin spacey did fantastically good job. it was cooler and chillier. christopher comes with this inordinate charm. his smile and his twinkle. he has always had that twinkle, so when in fact he‘s doing the same words, the same text as kevin, the twinkle and smile somehow make him that much more effective, i think. it makes him quite legal
but in a charming way. i have no money to spare. what would it take for you to feel secure? more. christopher plummer and angela williams have both been nominated for golden globes and what we are hearing about the golden globes from the campaign within the industry, who are supporting a change in culture in hollywood, will be wearing black dresses in support of that notion. are we looking at a moment in the hollywood where things will change, where sexism will subside and women will get a fair crack at the whip? or do you think it‘s windowdressing? i think a bit of each. i think there will be an immediate change, because there should be. it is long overdue. you know, i have never experienced any of those things that you describe in my life, in my companies. i frankly have women running my companies. i have always been
a supporter of strong women without ever actually thinking about it, which i think is the best way. i have great respect for women generally. maybe it comes from my mum, i had a very strong mother who brought up three pretty stalwart sons and was always very independent and tough. you talk about it being long overdue, it is something you have witnessed in hollywood, women being mistreated ? never. never, never. and if it ever came in front of me, i would immediately step on it. will gompertz talking to ridley scott. the headlines are coming up on the bbc news channel. in a moment, we say goodbye to viewers on bbc two. first, we leave you with a look at the weather. you have probably heard that the weather here is going to turn much colder as we head into the weekend. if you think this is cold, spare a thought of our cousins across the
atlantic. bitterly cold conditions here. we have seen a significant winter storm bring around 18 inches of snow to parts of newjersey and then recently across maine and the hazard will be lower temperatures with a risk of ice over the next couple of days. back home, it is turning colder with some rain and mountain snow across scotland. a few showers and sunny spells across wales and england and a little bit of winter winners over higher ground here as well. there will be some good spells of sunshine around, particularly across northern ireland and south—east england. as we head into the evening and overnight, we start to see the cold northerly is digging into scotland, so increasing wintry showers here. further south, increasing cloud, a little bit of mist and fog around. temperature wise, cold, especially across the north where we start to see frost and the risk of ice as well. i pressure begins to toppling from the north of the uk and it brings with
it arctic north of the uk and it brings with itarctic air north of the uk and it brings with it arctic air across the uk, so those wins a key feature to the weather across many central and northern areas. wintry showers across northern coastal areas. the cloud across southern areas slowly moving southwards, with persistent rain possible for some. for most, bright and sunny but very cold. as we head into saturday night, we lose a lot of the showers and the cloud from southern and south—eastern areas and under clear skies with arctic air, it will be a very cold one to start sunday. a wide frost expected in central and northern areas. a big area of high pressure lying on top of us on sunday and you can see the isobars not quite tightly packed together, so wind is not quite as strong on sunday. maybe across the south—east, a bit more of across the south—east, a bit more of a breeze, but after a frosty start, a breeze, but after a frosty start, a bright day for many with sunny
spells. as we head into monday, another bright day, maybe clout than sunday. this is bbc news, and these are the top stories developing at 11. the head of the parole board apologises to victims who weren‘t told about the decision to the serial sex attackerjohn worboys. one of my clients who is absolutely horrified and really, really distressed that nobody had the courtesy to inform her, so she‘s in the middle of cooking tea for her kids and she hears this on the radio. sales of new cars fall for the first time in six years, amid a drop in demand for diesels. a book containing damaging allegations about the trump presidency is released earlier than planned, after white house lawyers tried to stop its publication. tech giant apple says the recently discovered flaws in some computer processor chips affect all iphones, ipads and mac computers. also in the next hour — a latte levy or a flat white tax.