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Tonight at Ten: They used punishment beatings to keep victims in line.
11 people from one family are convicted over modern day slavery.
Members of the Rooney clan lived a life of luxury,
while their workers were paid little or nothing at all.
Police described the conditions some of their captives had to live
They were living in caravans that were dirty.
Many had to use the wood as a toilet and some
were living in stable blocks, with animals.
The convictions come after one of the biggest ever investigations
His advisors are pursuing diplomacy, but President Trump maintains
America is "locked and loaded", ready to deal with North Korea.
We'll either be very, very successful quickly,
or we're going to be very, very successful in a
The cannabis factory inside a nuclear bunker.
Three men are jailed, after drugs worth ?1 million are seized.
And a seven-goal thriller at the Emirates - as Arsenal beat
Leicester in the first match of the new Premier League season.
And coming-up in Sportsday on BBC News:
We're live at the World Athletics Championships with the latest
from the London Stadium, and the rest of the
11 people from one family in Lincolnshire have been convicted
of involvement with a modern day slavery ring.
It follows one of the biggest police investigations of its kind.
The Rooney family ran a driveway resurfacing company,
and targeted vulnerable homeless people as workers.
But their victims were paid little or no wages, and suffered punishment
They were also housed in squalid conditions that detectives described
Our correspondent Judith Moritz reports
Fathers, sons, cousins across the generations,
11 members of one family, whose cruelty has
The Rooneys were the masters - this is where they kept their slaves.
They were forced to live in these caravans in squalor
and in filth, conditions not fit for human habitation.
Whilst those who controlled them lived in comfort and luxury.
The Rooneys had many victims, including this man, whose
interview has been re-voiced to protect his identity.
I've been on and off the streets for years, drugs and alcohol.
I haven't seemed to be able to get settled.
Sometimes I have flashbacks, and, you know what I mean,
The Rooneys were flashy with their money, going on holidays
to Barbados and paying for cosmetic surgery.
By stark contrast, the 18 men they kept as slaves lived
One man was held for quarter of a century.
Patrick Rooney was one of those posing as a respectable
But in reality, the family used slave labour, forcing vulnerable men
One customer, who has asked not to be identified,
They weren't treated as civilised at all.
They were treated as if they were subhumans.
There was no machine to strip the old tarmac off, nothing.
And it was extremely hard work for them, I'll give them that.
They didn't have any breaks, anything.
All they got was we made them a few cups of tea,
They were delighted to get a cup of tea, because I knew
and they knew that they weren't going to get anything else.
In contrast, the family lived lavishly.
This expensive funeral for one relative showing their wealth.
In the local Lincolnshire community, it didn't go unnoticed.
The people they were preying on were the most vulnerable.
They made a lot of money out of them, and the stories
I was hearing about big wodges of cash.
Bringing the 11 family members to book has taken several years.
The police needed to win the trust of victims,
The clothes they were wearing were terrible.
When we took them to the reception centre, one individual used
an entire bottle of shampoo to make himself feel clean.
To how they are now, in employment, going to college, they're reunited
It's absolutely heart-warming and amazing to see the transformation,
They preyed on the homeless and the desperate, offering
But there was no dignity in this - only lives exploited and destroyed.
President Trump tonight further ramped up the rhetoric
Concerning their nuclear and ballistic missile programme, he said
Kim Jong-un would truly regret it and regret it fast, if Pyongyang
took any military action against America or its allies. Mr Trump had
already tweeted that the US was locked and loaded, if North Korea
chose to act unwisely. Russia and Germany have called for both sides
to calm. From Washington, our correspondent Nick Bryant reports.
After fire and fury comes "locked and loaded" -
not the title of some Hollywood summer blockbuster,
but the words of America's commander in chief,
describing his country's state of military readiness.
These are the latest pictures of B-1 bombers stationed in Guam,
the motto of this squadron - "Fight tonight."
President Trump reminded people of that
He's deploying social media to fire off warning salvos.
"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded,
Hopefully, Kim Jong-un will find another path."
And again tonight he wrapped up the rhetoric even further with this
verbal broadside aimed at the North Korean leader.
This man will not get away with what he's doing, believe
And if he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat, which,
by the way he has been uttering for years and his family have been
uttering for years, or if he does anything
anyplace else that an American territory
or an American ally, he
As the government of Japan deployed missile interceptors to guard
against North Korean rockets, international leaders essentially
I'm firmly convinced that an escalation
of rhetoric will not contribute to a solution of this conflict.
TRANSLATION: When a fight has nearly broken out,
the first step away from that dangerous threshold should
be taken by the side that is stronger and smarter.
Amidst this verbal brinkmanship, it's emerged the Trump
administration has been secretly talking to North Korea
about Americans in prison there, and deteriorating relations.
The news came as America's Defence Secretary emphasised diplomacy.
You can see the American effort is diplomatically led,
it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results.
And I want to stay right there, right now.
The tragedy of war is well enough known.
It doesn't need another characterisation beyond the fact
Holiday-makers on Guam, the island North Korea has
threatened with missiles, still seem unfazed.
It would take just 14 minutes for a North Korean missile to reach them.
But amongst the beach reading this morning,
a fact sheet from the Guam government, warning not
Nick, is there a strategy underpinning President Trump's tough
rhetoric? I think this week we've seen a pattern. I'm not sure you can
describe it as a deliberate strategy. It's this. You get these
incendiary warnings from Donald Trump, using alliterative language.
This that has been improvisational at times and has taken his A by
surprise at times. From other members of this administration you
have seen more measured language, language that focuses on diplomacy.
It's worth pointing out at this very moment Donald Trump is meeting his
top two diplomats, his US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his UN
ambassador Nikki Haley. There's been an element of good cop, bad cop.
It's also reminded some people of what President Richard Nixon used to
call the madman theory. New plant in the mind of your adversary the
notion that you are unpredictable, that you are volatile, that you are
willing to do anything, that you are willing to take the military option,
in order to frighten them in order to make them back down. Now, there
are some mainstream Republicans who think that makes sense. But there
are others who think that is very dangerous, because one
miscalculation, one mistake, one act of misplaced bravado, and you could
have a war. Nick Bryant, thank you, at the White House.
The steel company Tata has been given the go-ahead
to separate its UK pension scheme from the rest of the business,
which will help tens of thousands of the firm's workers.
Staff voted earlier this year to accept less generous pensions,
in return for investment to secure jobs.
The move is expected to clear the way for a possible merger
Our correspondent Wyre Davies reports now from Port Talbot.
Tata Steel had warned for years that its UK business was under
threat and it wanted to radically reduce pension benefits to workers
or face the prospect of having to close it Port Talbot plant.
For months, employees who stood to lose thousands of pounds
from their retirement plans, have been meeting to
All of a sudden you're coming to the end of your working life,
you have two years left and you have to work another seven years
in order to get what you've worked your entire life
for without any penalties, and they feel cheated.
You think you're going to be secure when you're 60, 65,
and now they've taken that away from you.
The ?15 billion British Steel pension scheme is one
Around 130,000 members will be affected and the new plan would see
current owners Tata paying ?550 million into the
The scheme will also get a stake of one third of Tata's UK business
Workers who sign up to today's proposal will have
Other options include transferring into a personal pension scheme.
Or they can stay with the old British Steel
scheme, which is backed by the Pension Protection Fund,
and that's the really controversial part, because that's normally only
available to companies that have gone out of business.
The Pension Protection Fund is there to protect the members,
not the companies themselves, so I think the issue that everyone
has is why should they be allowed to join the PPF,
because the liability is with Tata Steel worldwide,
which has plenty of cash, as we know.
Although this agreement does protect workers' pension plans,
it also makes the company, Tata Steel, much more attractive
And with the German steel giant ThyssenKrupp waiting in the wings,
there will be renewed concerns about future job losses and even
closures at some UK steel plants, including Port Talbot.
The German firm says it wants to consolidate
European steel-making, but industry experts say Port Talbot
I think the immediate future for workers in Port Talbot
Port Talbot has restored its competitiveness.
It's been helped by the exchange rate of the pound
Port Talbot has been synonymous with steel-making for 70 years,
and although only one fifth of the once 20,000 strong
workforce still work here, today's deal on pensions should
A brief look at some of the day's other news stories.
A man has been told he'll serve at least 20 years in prison
for murdering his brother, and attempting to murder
his brother's girlfriend on New Year's day.
Blair Logan, who's 27, admitted killing Cameron Logan.
Nearly 20 countries have now reported finding eggs
contaminated with the pesticide Fipronil, which can damage
Four UK supermarkets have removed egg products from their shelves,
although it is only dangerous in high doses.
Lawyers representing a man - arrested in relation
to the Putney Bridge jogger investigation - have categorically
denied that he was involved in the incident.
Eric Bellquist was detained by police trying to find a man
who pushed a woman in front of a bus.
He says he can prove that he was in America at the time.
The results of the Kenyan presidential election have
just been announced, with the incumbent
President Kenyatta taking 54% of the vote,
and the main opposition candidate Raila Odinga winning 44%.
The President's critics say the election was rigged,
but as our Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead reports,
monitors say the poll was largely free and fair.
Uhuru Kenyatta's supporters knew this was coming.
Preliminary results had given their man an unassailable lead.
But first there was an electoral process to follow -
The result from every county had to be read out,
before the moment the nation had waiting for.
I wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta as President-elect.
After three days of holding their breath, Kenyans have now
had confirmation that Uhuru Kenyatta will have a second term in office
The question now is how the opposition will react in defeat,
Will they challenge it in the courts?
Before the results were even released the opposition alliance
had walked out, repeating allegations
I think this has been an entire charade.
They had run a parallel counting centre and claimed discrepancies.
That the election commission commuter was hacked,
President Uhuru Kenyatta stepped up to acknowledge his victory
and spoke about unity, ten years on from the terrible
I extend the hand of partnership, knowing fully well that this country
needs all of us pulling together in order for us to succeed.
These were the scenes in the stronghold of the losing
candidate Raila Odinga in western Kenya earlier in the day.
There have already been a few clashes in the slums of Nairobi.
The fear is these ugly, if isolated protests could spread
if the opposition decides to call its people
Tonight Kenya is still holding its breath.
Three men have been jailed, for turning an underground
nuclear bunker designed for the Army into the "largest cannabis
factory to be found in the south of England".
One received eight years, the other two were sentenced to five.
All three admitted conspiracy to produce drugs, after several
thousand cannabis plants with an estimated street value
Hidden beneath the wooded hills of Wiltshire,
even today, the bunker remains a secretive, subterranean world.
Its old antenna and air vents the only sign of its existence.
But five metres below ground this Cold War sanctuary was transformed
This was where 4000 cannabis plants were found, spread over two floors.
The men behind it were Martin Fillery, Plamen Nguyen,
and Ross Winter, who were jailed today, for admitting conspiracy
Police say using the nuclear bunker, once owned by the Ministry
of Defence, meant the gang could exploit its
This was a highly organised operation, and of course the nuclear
bunker provided that level of security and covertness
A secret headquarters for regional government
150 officials could survive here for a month.
They found everything from a big-screen TV, to a fish tank.
And all with the home comforts of an underground world
where the underworld could go to ground.
The gang even bypassed the mains meter, ripping-off ?650,000
All to keep the cannabis growing and drying around the clock.
In fact, they thought this facility would provide them with the perfect
Well, first of all you can't see it from the road.
And the complex itself can be locked up.
They managed to keep this place a secret for three years.
It was only when the gang inadvertently opened the doors
the police were able to finally get in and reveal the industrial scale
One now consigned, like its Cold War setting, to history.
Duncan Kennedy, BBC News, at Chilmark, in Wiltshire.
The Premier League is back, with Arsenal hosting Leicester City
at the Emirates Stadium tonight, in a seven goal thriller.
Our sports correspondent Andy Swiss was watching.
It is back on Friday, an unprecedented start to the Premier
League season, but for the fans, that familiar question, could this
be their year? Amid the summer spending splurge, Arsenal splashed
out 50 million this man, AlexLacazette, and it took 94
seconds to show why. That is what you call making and impact. A dream
start for him and the hosts -- Alexandre Lacazette. Leicester hit
back. Shinji Okazaki with the equaliser as Arsenal's old frailties
returned to haunt them. Soon the foxes were in front, Jamie Vardy
lashing at home. On the stroke of half-time, Danny Welbeck levelled it
up. Four goals in 45 minutes. Welcome back. In the second half
Arsenal delivered, Vardy did not. 3-2, four Arsene Wenger the summer
break a distant memory. But then the craziest of comebacks. Aaron
Ramsey's flawless finish gave the Gunners hope. Moments later Olivier
Giroud created an extraordinary turnaround. 4-3 to Arsenal. The rest
of the season has some act to follow. Yes, as curtain raisers
though, that was something pretty special. A chaotic clash. Arsenal
fans for one night at least are on top of the Premier League table.
Thank you. And the Swiss at the Emirates.
With just two full days left of the World Athletics Championships
in London, British athletes narrowly missed out on another medal tonight,
with Dina Asher-Smith finishing fourth in the 200m.
It means Sir Mo Farah's gold is the sole medal
As Natalie Pirks reports, UK Sport's target of between
Instead, the enduring images of these championships
from a British perspective, have been of tears and heartbreak.
You are measured in medals and Mo may end up being our only gold
medallist, maybe double gold medallist, but he is leaving
Five years on from London, when you think about legacy,
you'd have to say probably it's not great.
A spin and heave. The Hammer does not look the most sophisticated of
disciplines but Nick Miller is pretty good at it. His third throw
took him briefly into silver medal contention. But his final throw went
nowhere. That face of dejection all too familiar. And there was more
disappointment to come. This long jump did not quite go to plan
tonight. This was all she could manage. So that is that, another
medal opportunity gone for Great Britain. It seems they cannot get
the luck they need right now. Last night, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
was the latest Briton to come forth in his event,
making up a club of the oh so close. Just inches separated
the likes of Kyle Langford Nevertheless, it now means UK
Sport's target of six to eight Especially with Greg
Rutherford injured. It's very, very difficult
to win medals in athletics Now, other sports, and especially
with Olympic sports that win a lot of gold medals,
it doesn't take anything away from their achievements,
but there's not as many people or countries that participate,
so this is arguably the hardest sport in the world to win
major titles in. Dina Asher-Smith carried Jessica
Ennis-Hill's it at the London Olympics. Tonight she carried the
crowd's hopes. She broke her foot in February and only started running
again in June. And Dina Asher-Smith four. Of course, it was for yet
again, but this was quite an achievement. We have had loads of
fourth that at same time, loads of those have been people who are so
young with a decade in them. They may not have got a medal today but
they will be the ones to watch in championships to come. Experiences
like this will eventually bring the reward she deserves.
Our sports editor Dan Roan is at the stadium for us tonight.
Close but no cigars. That is right. I think it inevitable but when a
body like UK athletics is in receipt of public money from UK sport and
yet only has one medal from eight days of home championships to show
for it, there will be some kind of inquest. Having said that, British
Athletics are putting a positive spin on this. There have been plenty
of fourth place finishes and top eight finishes from some very
promising athletes. And with the long-term target of the 2020 Tokyo
Olympics that bodes well. And it could improve with the relay and so
Mo Farah in the final days. There is a growing fear that success in
recent games may have papered over some cracks when it comes to the
coaching structure in the sport domestically, and an over defendants
on the likes of Sir Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg
Rutherford may be overexposed. There could be consequences of the funding
cut if it stays like this. If it is tough now, it will only get tougher
when the band Russian team are back. Indeed, thank you.
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