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Tonight at Ten:
An official review says
the Manchester bombing -
which killed 22 people earlier this
year - could have been stopped.
The bomber, Salman Abedi, had been
a subject of interest to MI5,
and opportunities to stop him
A report by a former independent
reviewer of terrorism legislation
says the intelligence should have
been acted upon.
Having received that intelligence,
MI5 should have opened an
investigation and who knows what
that investigation would have found.
Fact is, they didn't.
We'll have details of the official
review into the attack in Manchester
and those in London.
Theresa May, discussing Brexit
with the Spanish prime minister,
says the UK is close to a deal
to move on to trade talks.
A decision by the International
Olympic Committee, to ban Russia
from competing at next year's
Winter Olympics, after allegations
of state-sponsored doping.
Christine Keeler, the model
at the centre of one of the great
political scandals of modern times,
has died at the age of 75.
And we'll be live in Hull to talk
to the winner of this year's
Turner Prize for art.
And coming up on Sportsday later
in the hour on BBC News:
Three British clubs -
Celtic, Cheslea and
Manceshetr United -
are in Champions League action,
playing their final group matches.
The bomber who attacked
the Manchester Arena in May this
year, killing 22 people,
had been a subject of interest
to the security service
and opportunities to stop
him were missed.
That's the conclusion of an official
review by David Anderson,
a former independent reviewer
of terrorism legislation.
He says it's conceivable
that the attack by Salman Abedi
could have been avoided had
the "cards fallen differently".
After the Manchester bombing
and three terror attacks
in London this year ,
counter-terror police and MI5
conducted their own reviews,
as our security correspondent,
Gordon Corera, reports.
Four terror attacks in three months,
with some of those responsible
known to the authorities,
raising questions as to whether they
could have been prevented.
Today a review said that the bombing
at Manchester Arena,
which killed 22 in May,
was the only one that
might have been stopped.
The bomber, Salman Abedi,
had been known to the authorities
in the past but was not
under active investigation.
However, data analysis of 20,000
former suspects flagged him as one
of a few dozen people
for further investigation.
But nine days before
a meeting about this,
he carried out his attack.
And in the months leading up
to that, new intelligence came in,
which, if assessed differently,
might have made him a priority.
In hindsight, it's quite obvious
that having received that
intelligence, MI5 should have opened
an investigation and who knows what
that investigation would have found.
Fact is, they didn't interpret
the intelligence that way.
The opportunity was missed.
15-year-old Olivia Campbell-Hardy
was killed in Manchester.
Her grandfather today said he wasn't
blaming the Security Services.
They're going to do the best
they can with the information
they've got and they gather.
assess the situation,
make decisions and act on it.
I will not fault anybody
for doing their job.
On the other attacks,
in the case of London Bridge,
ring leader, Khuram Butt,
was under active investigation,
but there were no signs
of what he was planning.
In Westminster Bridge,
Khalid Masood was a former
subject of interest,
but there were no warning signs.
In Finsbury Park, there was no
intelligence on the man charged.
This year's attacks were a shock
to the Security Service MI5,
and today's report makes clear
there do need some changes.
There are 126
recommendations in all.
Perhaps the most important -
that information from here needs
to be shared more freely with local
police and other partners.
The Home Secretary responded today
by saying that police
would have the money they needed.
We will shortly be
announcing the budgets
for policing for 2017/18.
I am clear that we must ensure
counter-terrorism policing has
the resources needed to deal
with the threats that we face.
As well as these four attacks,
nine more plots have been
stopped in the last year,
and officials warn the threat
Gordon Corera, BBC News.
The Prime Minister has been warned,
by some of her own Conservative
colleagues, that nothing must be
done in the Brexit talks
which threatens the integrity
and unity of the United Kingdom.
The warning was delivered after
yesterday's setback for Theresa May,
when the Democratic Unionist Party
of Northern Ireland objected
to proposals for the Irish border.
Labour said the Government's
approach to Brexit was now
an "embarrassment" as our political
editor, Laura Kuenssberg, reports.
You can shake hands
as much as you like.
REPORTER: Prime Minister,
are you confident of a deal?
But it doesn't mean
there'll be a deal.
The Spanish leader, only one
of the dozens she has to get onside.
There are still a couple
of issues we need to work on,
but we'll be reconvening in Brussels
later this week.
But it's this band she needs right
now, the Democratic Unionist Party's
ten MPs, feeling their power
in every step.
Good afternoon, folks.
They refused to back Theresa May's
deal in Brussels yesterday
over Ireland's border.
It would send Northern Ireland
on a different path
to the rest of the UK.
Clearly, the text that we were shown
very late yesterday morning did not
translate what we had been told
in general conversations
Would you be willing
to see the deal fail?
We don't want to see the talks fail.
We don't want to see an outcome
where there's no deal.
We want to see a sensible Brexit.
It's not a done deal,
never too late.
Yesterday's collapse provoked
arguments on all sides,
with some believing Scotland,
Wales or some sectors of the economy
should all get special status now.
In Dublin, one clear
message: No budging.
Clinging to the agreement
that the north and south
would mirror each others' rules
and regulations in future.
The ball is in London's court.
The Prime Minister and
the European Commission,
the negotiating teams,
have asked for more time.
I understand that the Prime Minister
is managing many difficulties.
Number Ten still believes it could
be back on by the end of the week.
Sorted certainly by Christmas.
But the failure yesterday meant
a barrage of attacks in the Commons.
What an embarrassment.
If the price of the Prime Minister's
approach is the break up
of the Union and re-opening
of bitter divides in
Northern Ireland, then
the price is too high.
The suggestion we might depart
the European Union but leave one
part of the United Kingdom behind -
still inside the single
market and customs union -
that is emphatically not something
that the UK Government
of a deal, Mr Johnson?
There's no agreement yet at Cabinet
about the specifics of what happens
next and there's brooding
unhappiness about some Brexiteers
of what was promised.
The former leader telling the BBC it
might be time to walk away.
This is a game being
played out over power.
The answer boils down to -
who will call the shots on this?
Right now, we have to
say: Not good enough.
We simply cannot pay this price.
You're saying to Brussels,
"Back off or we'll walk."
Well, I think the statement is even
You need to change this process
and to back off, otherwise we get
on with other arrangements.
The Prime Minister and the DUP
are yet to talk directly today.
Theresa May is not in total control
of her relationships
with her friends or rivals.
Laura Kuenssberg, BBC
The DUP leader, Arlene Foster,
said tonight that the proposal
being discussed yesterday
in Brussels - about resolving
the Irish border question -
had come as a big shock.
At the heart of the DUP's concerns
was the prospect of reinforcing ties
between the north and the Republic
and potential new differences
emerging within the UK.
Our Ireland correspondent,
Chris Buckler, has been
to County Antrim to examines
the Unionists' concerns.
From the port at Larne harbour,
every day trucks and trade make the
journey across the Irish Sea to
Britain. Unionists say the rest of
the UK is Northern Ireland's most
important market, not the European
Union. And in this town, some were
concerned by a Brexit deal that
focussed on interests on this island
rather than across these isles.
would mean a united Ireland. We need
to keep hold of our beliefs and
traditions. There's a lot of things
sold down the river. We need to hold
on to what we can.
After many rows
about flags and culture, some
unionists worry that this is a
kingdom that's becoming less united.
Politics in Northern Ireland tends
to be dominated by questions of
identity, whether see themselves as
British or Irish and what scared the
DUP was that the deal on the table
seemed to prioritise relationships
in the Republic of Ireland over
those in the rest of the UK. There's
certainly no love lost between the
DUP and Irish government. They've
accused each other of endangering
relationships. Daniel Connor says
this is a place where they really
If you're saying that the
DUP are trying to force Theresa
May's hand. What I'm saying is that
this could easily be sorted out by
the Irish government. You know, if
you're talking about the Belfast
Agreement, they have as much
responsibility as anybody else.
DUP, which campaigned for Brexit,
had the power to say no to the deal,
because the Conservatives need their
support at Westminster.
It does not
want to be seen to weaken Northern
Ireland's place within the United
Kingdom. Anything which would bring
Northern Ireland closer to Dublin
and further away from London would
be very difficult for the DUP to
sell to its supporters.
any deal, there were some here that
felt that unionists should be wary
of asking too much from the Tories,
after all, they share many of their
I think really
Theresa May, she would possibly be
better to say to the DUP, if you
don't vote for us, what's the
alternative - possibly Jeremy
Corbyn. I think that would be what
they don't really want.
tie that's will satisfy both the
European Union and the DUP will be a
difficult task for the Prime
Minister. But she's left with no
choice but to try to turn these
negotiations around. Chris Buckler,
BBC News, Larne.
Russia has been banned
from competing at next year's
Winter Olympics in South Korea.
It follows an investigation
into allegations of state-sponsored
doping at the 2014 Games,
which were hosted
by Russia in Sochi.
But the International Olympic
Committee has decided
that Russian athletes,
who can prove they are clean,
will be allowed to compete
in South Korea under a neutral flag.
Our sports editor,
Dan Roan, reports.
It's taken almost four years, but
tonight a sporting superpower paid
the price for sabotaging
its own Olympics.
Russia ruled at Sochi 2014,
but behind the scenes, it was
cheating on a scale never seen
before, and today after a 17 month
long investigation, the IOC decided
on an unprecedented punishment.
Russia would be banned.
The report clearly lays
out an unprecedented
attack on the integrity
of the Olympic games and sport.
As an athlete myself,
I am feeling very
sorry for all the clean athletes
from all areas who are suffering
from this manipulation.
Russia's cheating was
exposed by the former
head of Moscow's anti-doping lab,
alleging an elaborate
state-sponsored conspiracy that
benefited 1000 athletes across
As with this summer's world
athletics championship in London,
Russian competitors who can prove
they are clean will be allowed to
take part in PyeongChang,
but only as neutrals,
referred to as Olympic
athletes from Russia.
They will compete with
the uniform bearing
this name, and under
the Olympic flag.
The Olympic anthem will be
played in any ceremony.
Last week in Moscow
at the draw of the World Cup
is residing over, Russia's Deputy
Prime Minister told me that
criticism of his country was unfair.
Today the former sportsman
was banned from the Olympics
for his role in the scandal.
Tonight's news will dismay Russians
like former Olympic speed
skater Svetlana Zhurova.
now a politician, she told me
the games were all about
representing one's country.
When you stand on the
podium, you see your
flag, you listen your item,
and you are so proud.
It's very important,
I think, for the IOC that
each country had its own flag.
This scandal has seen
the rewriting of
sports history books.
Russia topped the table
in Sochi, but after the
retesting of samples a host
of athletes have been stripped of
Prior to today, the Olympic flame
burned a lot less bright, but
today people know that integrity
matters, fair play matters, athletes
rights, that ultimately falls this
decision, they matter.
Last week, Russia's
Olympians unveiled their
kit for the Winter games.
Tonight, they learned
they would not be
needing it, their country
out in the cold.
The punishment meted out to Russia
today is unparalleled in Olympic
history, hewnly embarrassing and --
hugely embarrassing and painful for
a country organising the World Cup
next summer. They will appeal.
President Putin is said to be
considering whether to boycott the
Games and stop any athletes from
competing even as neutrals. The
ramifications of this dispute should
not be underestimated.
President Trump has confirmed
his intention to move
America's embassy in Israel
from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
A spokesman for the Palestinian
president, Mahmoud Abbas,
said such a move would have
for world peace.
And President Erdogan of Turkey
threatened to cut off links
to Israel describing the issue
as a "red line" for Muslims.
Our North America editor,
Jon Sopel, is in Washington.
What is your take on the President's
Senior diplomats are
asking the same question - why did
you need to pick this fight and why
did you need to pick it now? If you
travel around America you don't hear
a lot of people saying - one of the
key central concerns for me is
Donald Trump moving the US Embassy.
The other aspects of this, as you
said, issic maing Jerusalem the
capital. That has provoked this
enormous backlash. As you said, the
Palestinians say dangerous
consequences to peace and security.
The Arab League, a dangerous
measure. Saudi Arabia, detrimental
to the peace process. Jordan saying
there are serious implications for
peace. Now, you have to see this in
the context of how is he going to
frame it? I've spoken to people who
have been briefed on the speech.
They say there may be areas to
soften it up in terms of maybe for
the first time Donald Trump
accepting a two-state solution and
East Jerusalem being part of a
Palestinian state. But what you
never really know is what Donald
Trump is going to say until he says
Jon, many thanks again for the
update there. Jon Sopel for us in
It's been confirmed within the past
hour that Christine Keeler,
the model who found herself
at the centre of one of the great
political scandals of modern times,
has died at the age of 75.
She became famous
for her involvement
in the Profumo Affair,
in 1963, a scandal that rocked
the British establishment,
Nick Higham expains.
# She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah #.
It was the biggest scandal
of the 1960s and Christine Keeler
was the woman at its centre -
model, party girl,
mistress of powerful men.
John Profuma was the Minister
for War, he and Christine
had a brief affair.
When challenged, he lied about it
to the House of Commons,
and was forced to resign.
It didn't help that
Yevgeny Ivanov, a KGB spy,
had also been seeing Keeler.
The old establishment never
recovered from the shock.
The Profuma Affair spelt the end
of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's
government, but also the end
of an era of deference and respect
in which had been discreetly
swept under the carpet.
It was one of the first occasions
when politicians were held
accountable for their private
behaviour and their bedroom antics
actually had ramifications
in their political careers.
Christine always claimed
she was more prey and that predator.
I wish that at that time
I had been older, so that
I would have been able
to have answered or spoke
up for myself.
She'd school at 15, her childhood
home had been a pair
of converted railway carriages.
She'd a child at 17 and then
lived with Peter Racham,
a notorious slum landlord.
Later, her West Indian
boyfriend was charged
with assaulting her and Christine
lied in court.
She was jailed for perjury.
Who is that, by the bins?
She lives here, she owns
the shop round the corner.
She went on to write three books,
one filmed as Scandal.
Christine was happy to help
with the film's publicity.
I can get you a place of your own.
I've told you, I'm happy as I am.
I never felt bitter, I think that
some press have said that.
But I've never felt bitter,
maybe they were hoping I was,
but, no, not at all.
I haven't felt bitter.
I'm pleased that the truth
can come out now.
But she was often broke,
a victim, many thought,
of establishment hypocrisy and two
marriages ended in divorce.
Tonight her son said she'd
earnt her place in British history,
but at huge personal cost.
Christine Keeler, who died late last
night at the age of 75.
A BBC investigation has found that
online streaming apps,
used by children to make live
broadcasts, are being infiltrated
by men trying to groom young people.
The National Crime Agency says it's
arrested more than 190 men
across the UK in a single week
in connection with sexual
offences against children.
We have this special report from our
correspondent Angus Crawford.
Meet Koods, she's 20
and an online safety campaigner,
who we've transformed
into 14-year-old Samira.
She's going to try some of the most
popular live-streaming apps to see
what it's really like to be
a teenage girl online.
First, Periscope -
Twitter's live video app,
used by children all over the world.
So there's quite a few
people, within seconds -
five, six, seven people joining.
In minutes, the conversation
She's 14, and yet someone has just
asked her to take her
shirt and her bra off.
Next is Live.me, only launched
last year, now with more
than 20 million users.
Some send Samira direct messages
no one else can see -
clearly trying to groom her.
Omegle is a one-to-one video
chat app that randomly
connects her to users
around the world.
Most are men, some
I just said, "Hi."
He said, "May I show it?"
I said, "What?"
He has got it out.
Pretty much as soon as I started,
all I'd said was - hi,
I think, I'm 14 and a girl,
and then I was just inundated.
Here's a guy going on cam.
What's he doing?
He was naked.
Oh, he was naked?
And you told him you were 14?
Can you imagine if you had
been a 14-year-old girl?
My first reaction would
be to be confused.
For a second, it's nice having
the attention of the hearts,
and then it gets quite
dark, quite quickly.
And it's happening to real
children right now.
Look at this broadcast on Periscope.
Two girls we can't identify,
around 11 years old.
2,000 people are watching,
some dare them to lift their shirts.
Read the comments, as men
ask them to go further.
For those girls, it may
have seemed like fun,
but it can be devastating.
I found her inconsolable.
This is an actress,
but the words are true.
Those of a mother whose 10-year-old
daughter tried out Omegle for fun.
He switched his webcam on,
showed her his private parts
and asked her to take photos
of herself, which she did.
He was never located.
This mother says parents have
to talk to their children
about the dangers.
Hi, I'm Sam.
That's also the message behind this
video launched today.
But for some in law enforcement,
that's not enough, the tech
companies also need to do more.
The industry has emerged rapidly,
so I think it's important to reflect
on how they're ensuring that younger
children aren't using their services
and age verification,
maybe thinking about the moderation
techniques that they
might be able to use.
No one from these app companies
would be interviewed,
but Periscope says it doesn't
tolerate this behaviour.
Omegle and Live.me didn't
respond to our requests.
When children can broadcast to
the world from their own bedrooms,
whose job is it to keep them safe?
Angus Crawford, BBC News.
Rail passengers are facing
the steepest rise in
fares in five years.
Prices will rise by an average
of 3.4% in January.
The increase includes season tickets
and some off-peak leisure tickets.
The Rail Delivery Group admitted
it was a "significant" rise,
but said that more than 97% of fare
income went back into improving
and running the railway.
Steelworkers have told the BBC that
they've lost many thousands
of pounds because of poor financial
advice relating to the transfer
of their old British Steel pensions.
The Financial Conduct Authority has
issued warnings to some
independent financial advisors
and a parliamentary
committee is to investigate as well.
Sian Lloyd, has more details.
The giant Port Talbot steelworks,
the biggest of the Tata's UK plants.
The company said the old gold-plated
British Steel pension
scheme was unsustainable,
leaving workers here and at other
sites a range of options, including
transferring out altogether.
With around 130,000 workers
affected, huge pension pots
and lucrative commissions
for financial advisors
have been at stake.
It's cost me in the region
of £200,000, so it's a lot of money.
Richard Bevan is one
of those workers.
After 39 years at the Trostre
Steelworks, near Llanelli,
he wanted a secure future.
He went to this local firm,
Celtic Wealth Management,
who he thought were regulated
financial advisors, but they're not.
They introduced clients to a firm
of regulated advisors
based in the Midlands,
called Active Wealth UK.
Between them, they failed to give
Richard a suitability report
on which he could properly
base his decision and advised him
to transfer his pension out
of the company scheme even though
a recalculation was due,
which would have substantially
increased his pension pot.
We're aware that other
steelworkers are also unhappy
about their treatment
by the two companies.
I'm not a gullible sort of person,
but I've obviously been led
into doing something that wasn't
right for me by a financial
advisor, you know.
And it's not a nice place
to be at the moment.
Both companies deny
Richard's claims, but after
we passed our findings
to the Financial Conduct Authority,
the regulator intervened
and Active Wealth is no longer
allowed to give pensions advice.
But this issue extends far beyond
the steelworkers of South Wales.
Gary Clement has worked at the
Scunthorpe steelworks for 40 years.
He'd planned to retire at 55.
He paid a team of financial
advisors, called Lighthouse,
a fee of more than £10,000
for advice which included
information about when he could
access his pension, which they've
since admitted was wrong.
You go to a financial advisor
for financial advice.
He says - this is what you do,
this is in your best interest.
I don't believe they have anybody's
best interests at heart.
I believe it's just about money.
Gary has received a letter
from his advisors accepting
he wasn't given the correct
information, but they say
they believe he would have reached
the same decision to leave
the fund anyway.
Gary believes transferring out
of the scheme when he did has
cost him hundreds of thousands.
The City watchdog,
the Financial Conduct Authority,
is worried that steelworkers
are particularly at risk.
This is a group of people,
thousands of people,
who have to make a decision one way
or the other.
That gives rise to
So, yes, they are particularly
vulnerable I think at this stage.
There is growing concern that
hundreds of steelworkers could be
affected by a feeding frenzy
surrounding the British Steel
pension scheme, and millions
of pounds of their hard-earned
savings potentially at risk.
Sian Lloyd, BBC News, Port Talbot.
A rebel stronghold in the suburbs
of Damascus has come under intense
bombardment in recent weeks
as Syrian government
forces try to starve
the rebels into submission,
and those suffering
The BBC has obtained
footage from residents
in the suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
Our Middle East correspondent,
Martin Patience, has sent this
report, which includes
some distressing images.
It's a scene from hell, the
aftermath of the latest air strike.
Children here can't outrun this war.
Doctors patch up five-year-old
Yusuf as best they can,
but they're desperately short
of medical supplies, and there's
nothing they can do for trauma.
The rebel stronghold
of Eastern Ghouta has been bombed
and besieged by the Syrian
government for years,
leaving many families
on the brink of starvation.
It's lunchtime for Nour and Rassel,
this is their first and only meal
of the day - a piece
of bread made from barley,
which is normally fed to donkeys.
They dream of escaping
their prison, Eastern Ghouta.
I could have cookies,
sweeties or any other delicious
foods, and I wish someone
could send me a pair of slippers
and some new clothes and shoes.
I really miss food, like chicken,
cheese, tea and juice.
In another home,
two-and-a-half-year-old Hamza is
suffering from severe malnutrition.
He wears make-shift nappies.
Hamza was abandoned before
being taken in by a neighbour.
Oma Mohammed says he's like one
of her own children.
"Hamza's my son now", she says.
There's supposed to be
a ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta,
but the fighting is intensifying.
For the people here,
there's no respite from the war.
Martin Patience, BBC News, Beirut.
More tributes have been paid
today to the Indian actor
and Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor,
who died yesterday at the age of 79
after a long illness.
Last night we showed the wrong
images, for which we apologise.
The actor, part of one of India's
greatest acting families,
appeared in more than 150 films,
including a number of
Shashi Kapoor won numerous acting
prizes during his long career
as well as one of India's
highest civilian awards.
The England captain, Joe Root,
has maintained hopes
of an unexpected victory
against Australia in
the second Ashes Test.
He made an unbeaten 67,
taking England to 176-4 at the close
of play on the fourth day.
The last day's play begins in a few
hours with England needing
a further 178 runs to win.
Our arts editor, Will Gompertz,
is in Hull tonight, where the winner
has just been announced.
It has been a historic evening. The
Turner Prize has awarded the prize
for the fist time ever to a female
black artist also to the oldest
artist to ever win the prize at 63
years old. I feel awkward saying,
she is standing to my side here.
Himid hymn congratulations. That's a
wonderful win. You have waited
longer than any other artist in the
history of the prize to win it. Was
it worth the wait?
worth the wait. I'm not sure I was
always waiting, but, yes, it's an
exciting thing to happen to me. It's
an exciting thing for the people who
have supported me all these years.
Do you feel that you and your art
has been overlooked in the last 40
years you have been making work? Not
at all, art historians didn't
overlook it, curators didn't
overlook it, the university didn't
overlook it, the press overlooked
it. Your work deals with black
creativity in art and British
culture. The black story is under
represented you feel?
Yes. I think
the history of what we've
contributed is under represented.
Black people contributed their lives
in the very first place. We've
continued to contribute culturally
in all sorts of ways,
scientifically, every which way.
That is recognised every now and
again, but it's not woven into the
Do you think you
winning this prize will change