this is bbc news, the headlines at midday. the government confirms its looking at the possibility of a judicial review of the decision to release serial sex attacker john worboys on parole. serial sex attacker every victim out there, every friend and family of the victims, and everyone who has read about this case wants to know that we're doing everything we can to make sure the victims are properly protected. police say a man who died after an attack at his home in east yorkshire may have been shot with a crossbow. passengers and crew have a lucky escape as a plane skids off the runway at a coastal airport in turkey. ukip suspends the girlfriend of its party leader henry bolton — after she reportedly made racist remarks about prince harry's fiance, meghan markle. also this hour, it's success for england's cricketers in melbourne. jason roy hits a record 180 as england get revenge over australia, winning by five wickets in the first of five one day internationals. and click is in las vegas to report
on the world's biggest tech show. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the new conservative party chairman, brandon lewis, says the government is doing everything it can to ensure the serial sex offender, john worboys, stays injail. the former black cab driver was jailed in 2009 for assaults on 12 victims , including a rape , and police believe he may have committed more than a hundred attacks.
the government is seeking advice about whether it can ask for a judicial review of the parole board ruling that he should be released. speaking on the andrew marr show, mr lewis said he understood how angry worboys‘ victims were. the secretary of state is looking now getting advice on a judicial review, if we can only advice is clear that we can go forward in a positive way then we will look to do that. every victim out there, every friend and family of victims and everybody who has read about the case will want to know that we're doing everything we can to make sure the victims are properly protected. we respect the situation, the emotions and feelings that people have been through in these tragic and awful situations. do you personally understand the outrage about this case? absolutely, and i know somebody who has been through this and a victim of this. just reading about it, anybody will appreciate that this must be awfulfor victims. to think about somebody like that out on the street. he is right, the secretary of state forjustice to make sure as man stays behind bars. criminal appeals barrister, matt stanbury, has been telling me
that such an intervention by a secretary of state would be unprecedented. the secretary of state often doesn't participate in these hearings. it is not like a court hearing where you have two parties, one on other side of the courtroom. the secretary of state allows the parole board to get on with itsjob making independent decisions. we do not note in this case if he chose to be represented in the hearing. but if it wasn't, and now seeks to turn around and complained that he did not go the way he said it should have gone, that is problematic in itself. there is clearly a lot of public discontent about this original parole board decision, but also political pressure on thejustice secretary to bring about a review of the parole board decision. it has become a political case in a sense, hasn't it? it has, and clearly the parole board is in a huge amount of pressure as a result of this decision. arguably, very unfairly because we don't know its reasons. the parole board is repeatedly being criticised
for not keeping the victims updated, when that is the role of the probation service not the parole board. clearly, it has become a hugely political case and hugely controversial, i cannot recall a parole board decision that has rumbled on as the main news story for more than a week now, ever having happened before. that reflects the massive public concerns surrounding this case. jeremy corbyn has insisted that labour is not supporting or calling for a second eu referendum. his comments come amid continuing debate among his party's mps about what the future relationship with europe should be. earlier, i spoke our political correspondent leila nathoo about mr corbyn‘s latest interview. we have the liberal democrats openly calling for a second referendum on the final deal agreed with brussels and there has been a lot of pressure on labour to say whether they would back a second referendum.
after, given the opposition to the brexit process. jeremy corbyn was asked on itv whether labour would be sorting supporting a second referendum. we're not supporting or calling for a second referendum. what we have called for is a meaningful vote in parliament and that is the one area that i think parliament has asserted itself with the vote before christmas. ijust want to point out to you that when you are talking very much about the present tense, saying we are not supporting a second referendum. you are not saying we would never support it. we're not calling for one either. jeremy corbyn, very much speaking in the present tense, refusing to be drawn on if that would be labour's policy in the future to call for that second referendum. there has also been debate
about labour's position about staying in the single market, there is a constituency within the labour party that much does want to stay in the single market, something the government has ruled out. jeremy corbyn has made it clear that he thinks the single market and eu membership are one in the same, you cannot have single market membership without eu membership. the snp leader nicola sturgeon, she wants labour to come out and give support that position. she says there is a majority in the house of commons or remaining in the single market and she is calling on labour to come out and support that physician. nicola sturgeon has been talking about the impact on scotland. impact assessments on the scottish economy. she was challenged on what brexit means for her plans for a second independence referendum. based on what the prime minister has says. based on what the european
commission is saying by a roundabout the autumn of this year we should have clarity about the future. between october and the end of the year you will be able to tell us if there will be a second referendum. i will look at that and the next appropriate steps to scotland and report that back. there is not enough time for a second referendum before the uk leads the eu, if we are living in march 2019 any have to take a decision in the autumn of 2018 there is not enough time to make the decision, as a referendum, leave the uk and stay in the eu. will make a decision on timing and look at that. we also have to make a decision and i accept that the detail is yet to emerge. we have a situation where the prime minister is saying that there will now be a implementation period, everybody else calls it a transition period, where as i understand it, and this is yet to be agreed and hopefully it will be agreed
soon, but that will effectively be a steady transition. i will make judgments and i have to what i believe is the best interest of scotland and protecting our best interest in all circumstances. that was nicola sturgeon. we also heard from brandon lewis, the conservative party chairman talking about how the tory party might campaign better digitally at the next election. that is right. brandon lewis has been brought into the helm of the conservative party in the recent reshuffle to recharge the party machinery and reinvigorate its whole electoral machine after the campaign last year that was lacklustre. it was widely acknowledged that the tories came second to labour when it came to online campaigning. labour had a very savvy social media approach. they had lots of videos going viral and activists tweeting organically, and that is something that the tories have identified that they need to get better
on to have any chance next time around. brandon lewis has been tasked with this in his role as the chair of the conservative party, he has been writing this morning, giving an interview this morning talking about how he intends to do that to try and encourage shy tories, people who might not be willing to declare that they are conservative supporters, he wants to encourage them to post their support and spread their messages of support online. he was talking about his plans to try and reinvigorate the tory grassroots. what matters to me is that we have got a huge number of people, notjust members but volunteers and activists around the country, at their day in and day out knocking on doors, delivering leaflets and getting involved in social media, to spread the positive things about what we're doing for people. to get that message in local and general elections to make sure we give good governance. have you got as many members as the labour party? i'm not going to play a numbers game. they are absolutely taking you to the cleaners online, as you have more or less admitted and that they have lots of people
they can mobilise up and down the country to cheat constituencies with actual bodies knocking on doors and handing out leaflets. the conservative party has nothing like that number of people. we have a huge number of great people delivering leaflets every day and knocking on doors. in june last year was the test, we did not win the seats we wanted but we got overi million votes that we wanted. biggest vote share in decades, and i want to make sure we're building on that and as you say quite rightly, building our online presence as well but doing it in a respectful way. brandon lewis talking about the challenges of increasing membership. the numbers issue incidentally has been a lifeline recently because they have not published the figures publicly for many years, and there are calls for them to be more transparent. labour is claiming around half a million and fears around tory circles that it has
dropped below 100,000. clearly things for brandon lewis to get his teeth into. building up the activists from the ground level and focusing on their online strategy. police on humberside say a man who died after an attack at his home near driffield may have been shot with a crossbow. thirty—year—old shane gilmer was attacked on friday night, at the house in the village of southburn. police say they want to speak to 55—year—old anthony lawrence in connection with the incident, which also resulted in a woman suffering serious injuries. chief inspector andy parsons from humberside police briefed reporters about the case. so police received a call at 9:20pm last night informing us of a desoto ‘s last night informing us of a desoto ns __ last night informing us of a desoto 's -- disturbance, last night informing us of a desoto 's —— disturbance, resources were dispersed and sadly we found there had been a nasty incident. as a result, two people were taken in
emergency circumstances to hospital where one of them later died. what is the condition of the other person? as i understand it at the moment the other victim is stable. and obviously receiving the treatment they need. what you us about the person in particular that you like to like to speak to in connection with this? we're looking at the opportunity to name the individual, it is important that we get hold of him as quickly as possible. it is anthony lawrence, he is 56 years old. he lived in the south bern area and we believe he may well still be in that area. and what is your advice to people if they do recognise him? 0k, at this time we do not believe he poses any threat to the wider public, however, it is better to err on the side of caution, we asked the people do not approach him and contact us by the 999 system at the earliest opportunity. chinese media is reporting that the oil tanker which has been on fire in the east china sea for more than a week,
has finally sunk. the iranian ship had been adrift and ablaze off the shanghai coast for eight days, following a collision with another vessel. china central television has said the ship "suddenly ignited" and sank. iranian officials say all 32 crew members have died. dramatic pictures have emerged of a passenger plane that skidded off a runway at a turkish coastal airport. the pegasus aircraft landed halfway down a steep slope into the black sea after making an emergency landing at trabazon airport. none of the 162 passengers or cabin crew where hurt in the incident. in the last hour i spoke to our correspondent andy moore who explained that the passengers and crew had a luck escape. according to the government nobody with injured. this accident happened about 8:00pm in darkness last night. i don't think anybody quite
realised the context of what had happened until we saw those daylight images today. so, this was a routine flight from ankara, the aircraft was landing, it skidded off the end of the runway in rainy conditions and came to rest, as you can see on that steep slope with its nose just metres from the sea. one of the engines of the plane actually detached from the wing and carried on down the slope and ended up in the water. the cause of the accident, we heard about the possibility of a bird strike. people talking about the possibility of ice on the runway. the official weather report says it was raining at the time. the airport itself was closed, understandably, for quite a time last night. but it seems to be open now. you can see in pictures now of the evacuation under way. you can imagine it would be difficult enough, when the plane is on the level, but one that is on a very steep slope, it is amazing that everybody got out safely. it really is, and also amazing that the plane
did not keep sliding down that very steep slope into the water. that is right. i mean, a plane essentially is like a tin can, it is actually quite light, which is why it's the engines, the heaviest part of it, their momentum kept them going and they did end up in the water. but people looking at that image will be horrified if you have a fear of flying, those images do not help. but, billions of flights last year, and not a single fatality in commercial jet aviation. the headlines on bbc news: the justice secretary is considering a judicial review of the parole board's decision to release serial sex attackerjohn worboys. police are searching for a suspected crossbow killer, after a man dies and a woman is seriously injured in an attack on friday. and a plane skids off a runway during an emergency landing in turkey. the airline says none of the 100 and 68 people on board were injured.
time for the sport, and as we said in the high headlines, success for england. england have beaten australia at last. jason roy made the highest ever one day score — 180 — for england to help his side to victory in the first of five one day internationals. england put the aussies into bat. aaron finch made 107 and there were half centuries from mitchell marsh and marcus stoinis which helped them to 30k for eight off their 50 overs. england and roy got off to a flyer. the opener shared a record third wicket partnership for england in this format of 221 withjoe root. root himself made an unbeaten 91 in england's 308 for five. exciting news for anthonyjoshua fans, confirmation at last of his world heavyweight unification
clash with new zealand's joseph parker. following weeks of negotiations, the two reigning heavyweight champs will meet on the 31st of march at cardiff's principality stadium — wherejoshua staged his most recent victory against french challenger carlos ta ka m. the contest will put the winner within touching distance of becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world since lennox lewis back in 1999. we're hearing that alexis sanchez is not in arsenal's matchday squad for their game at bournemouth this lunchtime. he looks increasingly likely to leave the club in the transfer window rather than move for nothing when he's out of contract in the summer. manchester united rather than manchester city could be his destination. manchester city are going for their first victory at anfield for nearly 15 years later. the premier league leaders will go 18 points clear if they win, while liverpool need a point to hang on to fourth place. in football, anything can happen.
of course we could lose the title, because you never know what will happen. of course we could maintain our level. the consistency and the way we played. we have the chance. but we never know. we could go down for lack of confidence or we don't play very well. we will see. what they do, they do on an incredibly high level. david silva and kevin de bruyne... that's quality. obviously they enjoy what they're doing. they have the confidence that you have when you were 16 points or so. quite a nice football team. roger federer says his age helps take the pressure off as he heads
into the australian open tipped to win. the swiss five—time champion won his first major title for five years with a stunning run in melbourne last year. and with rivals novak djokovic and rafael nadal on their way back from injury, and britain's andy murray absent, federer remains the man to beat. with age i feel like i've played down my chances just because i don't think 36—year—old should be a favourite in a tournament. that should not the case. that's why i see things more relaxed. i'm at a later stage in my career. maybe somebody like a rafah, with the year he has had, or a novak, with the six titles he has had, even if it is unknown how he is feeling, they could very well be the favourites. at the end of the day, it's alljust talk beforehand. and finally, we're now going to show you a piece of sporting perfection — and it couldn't come at a better time for shaun white. with less than a month to go until the winter olympics
the american has scored a perfect 100 in halfpipe. his winning run at the us grand prix included some of the toughest tricks in the business. white is the favourite to win a third gold medal. talk about qualifying for the olympic team in style. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. the governor of the state of hawaii has blamed human errorfor a mobile phone alert sent to residents warning of an imminent missile attack. the false alarm caused widespread panic and included the words: "this is not a drill". a corrected text message wasn't sent out until 38 minutes later. bill hayton reports. for around half an hour on saturday, the people of hawaii looked anxiously to the skies. on a university campus, students ran for emergency shelters. an official text warned residents to prepare for the worst. people cowered in bathrooms or took what cover they could. we all huddled together.
we thought, if this is going to be the end, we are in a beautiful place, doing something we love. but, god, it was pretty scary, i tell you. you start hearing stories about what was going on at waikiki beach, they were evacuating hotels, children being pushed into drainpipes. was a north korean nuclear missile about to hit honolulu? actually, no. the whole thing was the result of a stunningly simple mistake. at 8:05am, the test was started. at 8:07am, that's when the trigger is pulled on the test. the wrong button was pushed on this test. it went into an actual event versus a test. there is fury on hawaii that the click of a single button could be responsible for so much panic. that anger is directed
towards the state government. i know first—hand that what happened today was totally unacceptable. and many in our community were deeply affected by this. and i am sorry for that pain and confusion that anyone might have experienced. last month, in response to north korea's missile and nuclear tests, hawaii reinstated its warning sirens for the first time since the end of the cold war. at least everyone now knows the system works, but that is small comfort for the millions who thought their world was about to end on saturday. ukip has suspended the girlfriend of its party leader, henry bolton, after she reportedly made racist remarks about prince harry's fiancee, meghan markle. the mail on sunday has published text messages allegedly sent byjo marney that include derogatory comments about ethnic minorities. dan johnson reports.
he has only been ukip leader since last september, and it emerged just a few days ago that henry bolton had left his wife. forjo marney, a former glamour model, who is 30 years younger. this morning, the mail on sunday has printed text messages sent by jo marney. in them, she said that meghan markle had a tiny brain, that she would taint the royal family and that black people were ugly. when a reply was sent suggesting that these comments may be racist, she said, so what? and that she didn't want other races invading her culture. in a statement, jo marney said... ukip confirmed jo marney has been suspended.
the party leader said last night that he didn't want to comment. the hollywood actor, mark wahlberg, has given the money he earned , for re—shooting scenes in a film, to a fund that supports people who've experienced sexual harassment. the scenes had to be filmed again, after kevin spacey was dropped from the project following sexual assault allegations. it emerged that mr wahlberg was paid more than a million pounds for the re—shoot, while his female co—star, michelle williams, received just 60 pounds a day in expenses. 0ur correspondent, peter bowes, is in los angeles. all the money in the world tells the story of paul getty, the kidnapping of paul getty. kevin spacey, in the original filming of the movie, played his grandfather, j paul getty. when the news of the allegations of sexual harassment came out against kevin spacey, he was dropped pretty quickly from this film, even though they had actually completed it.
christopher plummer was brought in to play his part. but that also meant michelle williams and mark wahlberg had to be brought back as well, to re—film the scenes that they had previously done with kevin spacey, now with christopher plummer. mark wahlberg, it seems, was paid $1.5 million to do that. michelle williams was paid nothing, apart from a very tiny amount to cover her expenses. much has been made of that over the last week or so. people saying this highlights the pay disparity between actresses and actors in hollywood. mark wahlberg has now released a statement, saying over the last few days... the reshoot of for all the money in the world has become an important topic of conversation. he says i 100% support the fight forfair pay and i am donating my $1.5 million to the time's up legal defence fund in michelle williams‘ name.
talks aimed at securing the future of the troubled engineering company, carillion, are resuming. the firm builds roads, schools and hospitals, and is involved in the high speed rail project, hs2, but has debts and a large hole in its pension fund. the government says it's working on contingency plans, should the company collapse. our business correspondent, joe lynam, reports. carillion is probably the biggest british company you have never heard of. it is an engineering, construction and outsourcing giant which maintains dozens of schools, prisons and mod facilities. it is also building parts of hs2 and the royal liverpool hospital, thanks to pfi contracts. but it also owes its banks almost £1 billion, and that's why the government is chairing crucial talks about what might happen if carillion was placed into administration. what are the options if —
and it's a big if — carillion cannot find a solution with its banks? the government could bail out the company and effectively nationalise it, with all the moral hazard attached to that. it could take back all the contracts with carillion and reassign them to healthier companies. or it could be placed into administration. consultants would then wind up unprofitable parts. potentially it could be devastating, because many of them are owed millions by carillion. if they don't get those monies, they are of course at risk as a business. the other thing, there will be thousands ofjobs potentially lost as a result. today is a vital day for carillion‘s 20,000 employees in britain and thousands more dependent on it. the government says it has robust contingency plans in place if the business collapses, but even if it survives, the issue of pfi contracts may be reopened after this episode. now news about the latest addition to one of france's best zoos.
the animal in question attracted a large crowd on his first public appearance — no doubt because he is the first of his kind — as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. yuan meng has all the usual baby panda credentials. he is very, cute, completely irresistible. but he isn't any old baby panda. he is french. the first—ever panda born in france, making his public debut. climbing, exploring, cuddling with mum. putting on a real show. i'm going to welcome the people who come out, visitors, ourfans, and i'm going to introduce them to our adorable ball of fur, who is especially cute right now. it's a big moment, it's very moving. and come they did, hundreds of them. queueing up for a glimpse of this,
quote, adorable ball of fur. he has a certain gallic charm. the cub was born in august last year. his tiny sibling died a few hours after birth. for some, this was an emotional experience. is it touching? it's a joy. it really makes us happy. it made me cry. we absolutely wanted to be here, said this woman, to discover this ball of fur. it's a little ball of happiness. there's also a lot of symbolism behind the panda, so we are happy to be here. him and his parents are eventually due to return to china in the next few years. hopefully, by then, he may have developed a slightly better sense of balance. let's check out the weather forecast
110w. relatively mild, cloudy, calm day today, wintry weather arriving through the course of the week. largely cloudy conditions, bit of sunshine breaking through the cloud before heavy rain arrives in the north west late in the afternoon. you can see the front moving in, for much of the country, decent, dry weather, relatively light wind, temperatures, four to 9 degrees. into tonight, rain moving in from the north—west, some strong and gusty wind, addicted early 60 mph, even higher than that across the north west of scotland. monday morning, heavy rain, lying surface water, and colder air moving in behind the band of strong, squalling