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Tonight at Ten - after the mass

shooting at a school in Florida,

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President Trump declares that

making America's schools

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safer is his priority.

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The latest images reveal

the terror that spread

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through the school,

where 17 were killed

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and dozens were injured.

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He went up and down the hallway,

just banging and shooting

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into the classrooms.

He shot through my door.

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The gunman, a 19 year-old former

pupil, has appeared in court,

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as the president focused not on gun

control, but mental health issues.

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We are committed to working

with state and local leaders to help

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secure our schools and

tackle the difficult

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issue of mental health.

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We'll have the latest

from Florida and from

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Washington, and from Florida,

on the community's reaction.

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Also tonight...

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Barry Bennell, the former

youth football coach,

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is convicted of a total of 43 sex

offences against young boys.

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Some of his victims

were in court today.

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My name is Mickey Fallon.

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I was abused by Barry

Bennell as a child.

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My name is Stephen Walters.

I was abused by Barry Bennell.

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My name is Chris Unsworth.

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I was abused by Barry

Bennell as a child.

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A former Oxfam director responds

to allegations that he paid for sex

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while working in Haiti

after the earthquake.

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South Africa has a new president -

Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to take

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a tough line on fraud

and corruption.

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And Team GB could be

about to win its first medal

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of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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And coming up on

Sportsday on BBC News,

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Alex McLeish has agreed a return

to the Scotland manager's job.

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He'll sign a deal until 2020,

to replace Gordon Strachan,

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who left last October.

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Good evening.

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President Trump has promised action

to make America's schools safer,

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after a teenager killed 17

people in a mass shooting

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in Florida yesterday.

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Nikolas Cruz was a former pupil

at the school in Parkland.

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He appeared in court as short while

ago.

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President Trump described him

as "mentally disturbed",

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and said that tackling mental

health would be a priority

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for his administration.

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The FBI said it had been warned

a year ago about the potential

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threat posed by Cruz,

but that there was no evidence

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he was planning an attack.

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Live to Parkland tonight, and our

correspondent, Aleem Maqbool.

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Sadly, we have seen this kind of

seen so many times in the past in

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America. A coming together after

another mass shooting. Just a month

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and a half into 2018. This was

already the sixth shooting at a

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school that has involved fatalities

are injuries. This was the

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deadliest. And the more we hear

details of what these children had

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to go through, the more respect --

horrific incident seems to been.

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Four hours, children at a high

school found themselves in a combat

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zone.

I have the gunshot victim.

There was mayhem and bloodshed as a

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gunman stalked its corridors. Shots

can be heard close by as these

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terrified pupils sheltered in a

classroom fearing for their own

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lives.

He went up and down the

hallway just banging and shooting

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into the classrooms. He shot through

my door and broke the window.

All of

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a sudden we hear one of the student

government teachers say, run as fast

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as you can, and we hear a gunshot.

This 17-year-old, originally from

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Coventry, moved to Florida three

years ago and is a student at the

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school. He was barricaded in a

storage cupboard for two hours.

We

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heard the door to our room being

unlocked. We had some lycee, police.

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There were two different people. We

didn't know how many shooters there

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were. We didn't know if it was

police. I remember my teacher

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turning to me and saying, what do we

do? That's terrifying. She opened

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the door and the relief when you

realised it was these guys in

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military getup holding pistols and

assault rifles. I have friends who

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have been killed, friends who have

been shot. How can this be? I'm

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watching video footage and it is my

friends.

Police did finally get to

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every classroom. The fear palpable.

Police! Police!

Put your hands up.

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Survivors were ushered through the

corridors with hands on their heads,

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police marksman watching in case of

still a moment. The first of those

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identified as having been killed was

a football's and security guard at

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the school. In the coming days we

will learn details of the Young

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victims as well. This is one of many

vigils being held for those who

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died. Shocking here to see the faces

of so many young people who

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yesterday were attending what they

thought was a regular day at school.

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And today they are morning friends

who sat beside them in their

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classrooms.

The killer escaped with fleeing

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schoolchildren but was soon arrested

without a struggle. He is

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19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. A young

man known for having a fascination

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with guns, and who had even

threatened in a social media post to

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become what he called a professional

school shooter.

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The leader of a white nationalist

militia said Cruz had taken part in

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Palin -- paramilitary training with

them.

You are charged with some very

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serious crimes.

This Boy found the

girl who sat next to him in English

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earlier in the day was one of those

who have died. He also knew the

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gunman, a former student of the

school attacked.

He used racial

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slurs. He was just awful to other

people. I'm sure he was bullied

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himself by some but he was the type

of person who people were scared to

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bully because they knew something

could happen. I just didn't think

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this could happen. It makes me angry

because we all knew him, we'll knew

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that there was a potential for

something to go wrong.

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It just sucks that we stop him.

These thoughts are the type with

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which no children should have to

burden themselves. But in a country

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where there have been more than 200

school shootings in less than five

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years, more and more are being

taught by such horrors. Aleem

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Maqbool, Florida.

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Yesterday's attack is thought to be

the 18th school shooting

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in the US this year,

and one of the deadliest

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in US history.

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As with other similar attacks,

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it's brought calls

for stricter gun control.

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But there was no mention of this

when President Trump spoke

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at the White House,

as our North America editor,

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Jon Sopel, reports.

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And Egon 's new?

It is the size of

an out-of-town DIY centre. But the

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only things on sale here our

weapons. In the US there are as many

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guns in circulation as there are

people. And they are represented

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formidably by the National Rifle

Association, the most powerful

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lobbying organisation in the United

States. They have successfully

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resisted every move to tighten gun

controls, and gave $21 million

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towards the Trump campaign. He was

the star turn at their conference

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last year. And he is their man.

You

have a true friend and champion in

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the White House. No longer will

federal agencies be coming after

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law-abiding gun owners.

And true to his word, Donald Trump

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today made no mention of guns and

gun control.

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The problem was mental illness. No

child, no teacher should ever be in

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danger in an American school. We are

committed to working with state and

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local leaders to help secure our

schools and tackle the difficult

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issue of mental health.

The NRA publicly grade lawmakers. If

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you're a capital A plus, you have

made a vigorous effort to promote

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and defend the second Amendment. And

if you are an F, you are a true

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enemy of going ons writes. After

mass shooting incidents, the NRA are

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famously reticent to talk publicly.

So we drove to their headquarters to

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speak about policy. We didn't get

very far.

NRA security. How are you

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doing?

I'm fine.

Can you take your

car across -- of the property. Thank

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you, sir.

Have a good day. We just

want to get some shots of the

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building. But the NRA is very happy

to funnel money to supporters in

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Congress. Marco Rubio, the local

senator, who treated his horror

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about the shooting, has received

more than $3 million from them over

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the years. Another senator, offer it

-- also offering condolences last

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night, has received $3 million. John

McCain, 7 million over the course of

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his career. And the NRA will run

attack ads like this against

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candidates they don't like.

Hillary will lie about anything to

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get elected. No more lies.

Defeat Hillary.

After the Sandy Hook

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school shooting in Connecticut, 120

children aged six and seven lost

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their lives, a clear majority of the

American people favoured tighter gun

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control. It couldn't get through

Congress. Senator Chris Murphy from

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Connecticut told the BBC why.

The

NRA remains powerful enough in this

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place to block any progress. This is

an issue of the difficult power.

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That's my political power. They have

been organising for 20, 30 years.

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The opposition movement dates from

Sandy Hook.

Flags have been lowered

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as a mark of respect for those who

died yesterday, the NRA.

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Plans are being finalised Donald

Trump to visit the school in

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Parkland. The focus will be on

school security and bringing airline

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style security to schools, and also

on mental health. The question of

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guns? That will have to wait. And

the absurdity that Nikolas Cruz,

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aged 18, was old enough to buy a

semiautomatic rifle. But if he

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wanted to buy a beer, you would have

to wait until he was 21.

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Jon Sopel with the latest.

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Victims of the former youth football

coach, Barry Bennell,

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have been speaking about

the sexual abuse they suffered

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between the 1970s and 1990s.

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They were speaking at the end of his

trial at Liverpool Crown Court,

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where he was found guilty of a total

of 43 offences against young boys.

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Some of the boys who were abused

said the reputation of a coach,

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club or a sport had been put

above the protection of children,

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as Danny Savage reports

from Liverpool.

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My name is Mickey Fallon.

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I was abused by Barry

Bennell as a child.

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My name is Stephen Walters.

I was abused by Barry Bennell.

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My name is Chris Unsworth.

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I was abused by Barry

Bennell as a child.

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Three of the 12

victims in this case.

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Boys, now men,

damaged by controlling

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paedophile Barry Bennell.

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Now defiant and waiving

their anonymity to shed

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light on their shocking

childhood experiences.

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For decades we held our silence,

just like our abuser told us to.

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For decades we have lived in fear,

because we may be grown men

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stood in front of you now,

but we were once a little child.

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We are no longer afraid

you, Barry Bennell.

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For years, hundreds of us

were groomed in plain view.

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The shame, the nightmares...

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No child should suffer

the way we did.

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How can it be that no one realised

something was wrong?

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How is it that no one

protected us then?

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Their remorseless abuser, now aged

64, shook his head and laughed

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as the jury returned their last

guilty verdicts today.

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One of football's

leading youth coaches,

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Barry Bennell, worked

with Manchester City and Crewe.

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For him it was cover

to get close to young

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boys and abused them.

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Described in court as

a child molester on an

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industrial scale, he told police how

he worked out which boys to target.

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Andy Woodward was also

abused by Bennell.

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When he went public,

other victims broke their silence.

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Andy, if there are any other victims

out there who have not yet come

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forward, what would be

your message to them?

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If there is any other victims,

which I believe there is,

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it's to each and every one of them

whether they feel they are strong

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enough to come forward.

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But I hope this has

given them some more

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courage, that justice

has been served today.

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It is understood more than 80 other

men have come forward

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to say Bennell abused them.

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This prolific paedophile

will be sentenced next week.

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Danai Savage, BBC News, Liverpool.

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Barry Bennell, who worked

with Manchester City

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and Crewe Alexandra's

youth teams, abused boys

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on an "industrial scale",

according to prosecutors.

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The extent of his abuse has raised

questions about football's

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handling of the case,

and about the many missed

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opportunities to protect young

players, as our sports editor,

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Dan Roan, reports.

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He was one of football's

top talent spotters.

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We do a lot of talking to them,

as well as showing them skills

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and explaining the game.

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There is more to it than just coming

here for an hour a week.

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We give them homework.

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But Bennell was also

a serial paedophile.

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Gary Cliffe was one victim,

abused by his former coach

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when playing for junior teams linked

to Manchester City.

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Every school holiday,

Christmas time, and this is over

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a four to five-year period.

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He's ruined a lot of lives,

hundreds of boys' lives.

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I know because I was there.

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Manchester City say

they are investigating, but Cliffe

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insists some people at the club

in the '80s would have known

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about Bennell's behaviour.

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They knew what he was,

but they allowed it to continue

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because he was producing results.

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Bennell's precise relationship with

Manchester City remains unclear,

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but we've obtained what is believed

to be a business card

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the coach handed to young

players and their parents,

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describing himself as

a club representative.

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If this is what it appears to be,

it may show how Bennell used City's

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name to lure some of his victims.

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Simon Cussons was a board director

at Manchester City when Bennell had

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an association with the club.

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Could more have been done,

do you think, to pay more attention

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to the young players and how

they were being looked

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after and treated?

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With hindsight, the

answer is yes, but...

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Did anybody raise it

at the time or know about it?

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No.

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Simon Cussons died last year,

before Manchester City spoke to him

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as part of their enquiry.

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The club has now identified another

alleged paedophile, now deceased,

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with whom they had potential

connections and face

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the threat of legal action.

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Bennell was most closely linked

with Crewe Alexandra,

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where he was youth team coach

in the late '80s.

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Hamilton Smith was the managing

director at the time and he says

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that, after being made aware

of concerns and rumours

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about Bennell's behaviour,

he raised the issue in a board

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meeting, but the coach was allowed

to stay for three more years.

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The meeting that we had, the special

board meeting that we had,

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and they are still saying

they didn't know

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something was going on?

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I went to the FA to talk

to them about my concerns.

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And ended up getting

a Dear John letter, which said

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they had investigated,

and found nothing to be answered.

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Everybody involved could have done,

and should have done a lot more.

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The then manager, Dario Gradi,

was one of those who Smith says

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was aware of general concerns

about Bennell's behaviour.

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Now the club's director of football,

he denies having had any knowledge

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of Bennell's crimes,

but he was suspended

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by the FA in 2016.

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Crewe say they were unaware

of Bennell's behaviour

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before his first of three previous

convictions in 1994,

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but just over a year ago the full

extent of the football abuse

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scandal was exposed.

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It is massive, it is huge.

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And the ripple effect

through football, I hope

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people are listening.

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Former England international

Paul Stewart revealed the extent

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of the abuse he had been subject

to by a different paedophile.

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Horrific.

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How long did it go on for?

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Four years.

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Almost every day.

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And as more players spoke out

the chairman of the FA launched

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a review into the crisis.

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We are making sure we do what we can

to step up to the mark.

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With police forces investigating

a fund was set up for the victims,

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285 potential victims identified

and 331 clubs involved.

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Youth football is now more regulated

than when Barry Bennell was coaching

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and abusing but the game's most

notorious paedophile

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continues to wan haunt the sport.

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And tomorrow from 9am

on the BBC News Channel,

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there will be a special edition

of the Victoria Derbyshire programme

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devoted to the Barry Bennell case,

and the football abuse story.

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The leader of the African National

Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, has

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been sworn in as the new

president of South Africa,

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following the resignation

of Jacob Zuma last night.

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Mr Zuma had faced persistent

allegations of corruption,

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and the new president said today

that fighting corruption

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would be his main priority.

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Our Africa editor Fergal Keane

reports from Cape Town.

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In the place they call the mother

city of the Republic, exaltation,

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at what they felt was nothing

less than a deliverance.

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And inside, the words that signalled

the arrival of a new

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and very different order.

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I declare the Honourable

Cyril Ramaphosa

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duly elected President

of the Republic of South Africa.

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He knew this moment

was coming, but he had

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seemed abashed.

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In his first words as

President the tone was

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consciously humble.

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When one is elected

in this type of position,

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you basically become a servant

of the people of South Africa.

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And I will seek to

execute that task with

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humility, faithfulness,

and with dignity as well.

0:20:410:20:49

This is the story of the political

triumph long deferred.

0:20:500:20:53

Cyril Ramaphosa was Mandela's

chosen heir after leading

0:20:530:20:57

the ANC in the successful

negotiations to end apartheid.

0:20:570:21:02

But Cyril Ramaphosa lost out to

party politics.

0:21:020:21:04

The bleak years of Jacob Zuma

were the eventual result.

0:21:040:21:11

Now that he's finally become

President a unique insight into

0:21:110:21:17

Cyril Ramaphosa from the white

negotiator who faced

0:21:170:21:20

him across the table in the last

days of apartheid.

0:21:200:21:23

He reminds many people

of a Mandela in a

0:21:230:21:25

different way.

0:21:250:21:26

Of course Mandela had the aura,

the iconic status which

0:21:260:21:30

nobody else will ever have.

0:21:300:21:37

But it's the moment

where you have a person

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who can lead the country

with aspiration and inspiration.

0:21:400:21:43

For now his party

enemies are defeated and

0:21:430:21:45

the country is broadly behind him.

0:21:450:21:46

But Ramaphosa has stern

critics, those who accuse

0:21:460:21:52

the wealthy businessman of being out

of touch with the poor.

0:21:520:21:55

This incident in 2012 when 34

striking miners were shot by police

0:21:550:21:58

haunts Cyril Ramaphosa who was

a director of the company that owned

0:21:580:22:01

the mine.

0:22:010:22:09

For me I blame Mr Ramaphosa, says

a miner's widow because he was part

0:22:140:22:18

of the problem, instead of

helping the people.

0:22:180:22:20

But tonight as he was being sworn

in before ministers and family...

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So help me God.

0:22:230:22:24

There was a genuine

sense of optimism.

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There you have it.

0:22:260:22:30

The final step in bringing Cyril

Ramaphosa to the presidency

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of South Africa.

0:22:320:22:35

You can hear them now beginning

to sing one of the songs

0:22:350:22:38

of the liberation struggle.

0:22:380:22:39

It is Cyril Ramaphosa's

hope to bring the

0:22:390:22:42

movement back to the idealism

of those founding fathers.

0:22:420:22:47

After years of corruption

and misrule,

0:22:470:22:49

South Africans are daring to hope.

0:22:490:22:57

Tomorrow, Cyril Ramophosa will

address practical plans, to tackle

0:23:030:23:08

unemployment and endemic corruption.

More than two thirds of under 25s

0:23:080:23:12

are without work here, and that is

the greatest threat of this

0:23:120:23:17

country's long-term stability. South

Africans tell you what they wanted a

0:23:170:23:20

leader who is honest, efficient and

get things done. The time of the

0:23:200:23:25

legends is over.

Many thanks for the latest in Cape

0:23:250:23:29

Town, Fergal Keane, Africa editor.

0:23:290:23:34

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has become

the latest prominent supporter

0:23:340:23:36

of Oxfam to cut his

ties with the charity,

0:23:360:23:39

following allegations

of sexual misconduct

0:23:390:23:39

involving some of its staff abroad.

0:23:390:23:41

The former Oxfam country director

in Haiti, had today responded

0:23:410:23:43

to allegations that he paid

a woman for sex.

0:23:430:23:48

He said it was a malicious rumour

but he was ashamed of some of his

0:23:480:23:52

behaviour.

0:23:520:23:56

Our correspondent Will Grant

reports from Haiti.

0:23:560:24:00

This apartment complex could cost

Oxfam millions in public donations.

0:24:000:24:05

Behind the armed guard, high fences

and barbed wire live Haiti's elite

0:24:050:24:10

foreign aid workers. It is believed

Oxfam workers held alleged sex

0:24:100:24:16

parties in 2010. The man who led

Oxfam's Haiti operation at the time

0:24:160:24:21

has denied using prostitutes. Roland

van Hauwermeiren, who resigned from

0:24:210:24:25

Oxfam, has finally spoken to a

Belgian broadcaster and denied the

0:24:250:24:32

main allegations against him.

TRANSLATION: Some unprofessional

0:24:320:24:38

journalists are claiming Oxfam

organises sex orgies using money

0:24:380:24:41

from donations, which is absolutely

untrue.

He said he was solely in

0:24:410:24:47

Haiti to lead Oxfam's operations at

a difficult time for the

0:24:470:24:51

organisation and the country. He

condemned sex parties with

0:24:510:24:56

prostitutes as reprehensible. He

admits having a relationship with a

0:24:560:24:59

local woman but insists she was not

a prostitute. Anything else, he

0:24:590:25:05

says, is malicious rumour.

TRANSLATION: That was just as

0:25:050:25:08

respectable as if I met a woman

here. We fell in love. There is

0:25:080:25:13

nothing wrong with

0:25:130:25:24

that. I admit I should have known

better at the time that gossip can

0:25:240:25:27

spread and causes vision and be

wrongly interpreted.

Doubtless, the

0:25:270:25:29

majority of Oxfam employees came to

Haiti with the intention of doing

0:25:290:25:31

good, to help with the restoration

after the devastating earthquake in

0:25:310:25:35

2010. But the charity is holding on

by its fingertips, in danger of

0:25:350:25:39

being thrown out of the country

altogether after allegations of what

0:25:390:25:43

went on in these staff villas. Haiti

has asked the Oxfam leaders to

0:25:430:25:50

explain themselves. Incredibly, they

did not turn up. If they are allowed

0:25:500:25:55

to stay in Haiti, they will be

expected to change the way they

0:25:550:25:58

operate.

I think they are to free

operating Haiti now and that is why

0:25:580:26:03

those things are happening. You see

those people on the beach with young

0:26:030:26:08

people, with underage young girls

and boys, being abused. It is very

0:26:080:26:12

common.

Within the expat community

in Haiti, the poor behaviour of some

0:26:120:26:17

individuals was well-known. A day

agency cars could be seen picking up

0:26:170:26:23

prostitutes.

Post-earthquake when

there was an explosion in the number

0:26:230:26:27

of empty the macro NGO vehicles here

it is fair to say it did happen

0:26:270:26:30

quite frequently.

As is so often the

case, it is the poorest who have so

0:26:300:26:38

much to lose. Oxfam has carried out

billions of developing projects

0:26:380:26:42

around the world. A few members of

staff have caused the charity

0:26:420:26:47

immeasurable harm, but it may still

have further to fall.

0:26:470:26:51

The Government and financial

regulators have been accused

0:26:510:26:54

of failing to protect British

steelworkers from a "major

0:26:540:26:56

pensions mis-selling scandal".

0:26:560:26:58

A parliamentary committee

at Westminster said it had

0:26:580:27:00

received worrying evidence

about the financial advice

0:27:000:27:02

given to members

of the British Steel Pension Scheme,

0:27:020:27:04

with some encouraged to give

up their final salary benefits

0:27:040:27:07

in favour of more risky investments.

0:27:070:27:11

Our Wales correspondent

Sian Lloyd reports.

0:27:110:27:18

"Exploited....

0:27:210:27:23

For cynical personal gain.

0:27:230:27:24

Shamelessly bamboozled by dubious

financial advisers."

0:27:240:27:27

The words of a report today by MPs

about steelworkers who devoted years

0:27:270:27:30

to the industry but face changes

to their pension scheme.

0:27:300:27:32

Some had the option of transferring

their benefits to private schemes,

0:27:320:27:37

but what happened has been described

as a mis-selling scandal.

0:27:370:27:41

Yes, we've been let down

with the trustees, we've been let

0:27:410:27:44

down by Tata as a company.

0:27:440:27:46

We uncovered the case

of Richard Bevan who had

0:27:460:27:49

transferred his savings

into a private scheme.

0:27:490:27:51

He believes the financial advice

he was given was unsuitable

0:27:510:27:54

and resulted in him losing

out on £200,000.

0:27:540:27:58

He welcomes the scrutiny by MPs

but says it's too late for him.

0:27:580:28:03

Where that leaves people like myself

I really don't know.

0:28:030:28:06

It may highlight the fact for other

pension schemes in the future,

0:28:060:28:09

and this may not happen

on this scale again.

0:28:090:28:11

Hopefully it doesn't,

but that's little comfort to people

0:28:110:28:14

like myself, you know?

0:28:140:28:16

The report noted that the regulator,

the Financial Conduct Authority,

0:28:160:28:20

only acted two months

after we highlighted Richard's case.

0:28:200:28:24

It calls for the authorities

to be more proactive.

0:28:240:28:28

There are large numbers of people

who will do other people down

0:28:280:28:31

when it comes to money,

and therefore what we want is robust

0:28:310:28:35

regulators who don't wait to be

pushed into it but actually

0:28:350:28:42

are on the lookout,

on the front foot, thinking,

0:28:420:28:46

"these are our responsibilities".

0:28:460:28:48

The Financial Conduct Authority told

us that following what happened

0:28:480:28:52

to steelworkers at plants like this

one in Port Talbot,

0:28:520:28:56

it's reviewing its rules

on pension transfers.

0:28:560:29:00

But some experts say that

what happened here should be

0:29:000:29:03

a wake-up call to the industry.

0:29:030:29:06

This is not uncommon.

0:29:060:29:08

We have seen BHS and Carillion

are similar examples of this,

0:29:080:29:11

so the individual details will vary

but these situations will arise

0:29:110:29:14

again so it is important the lessons

are learned from this case.

0:29:140:29:19

Pension freedom reforms have led

to a boom in similar

0:29:190:29:22

transfers over recent years.

0:29:220:29:24

This report highlights that workers

like Richard need more protection.

0:29:240:29:28

Sian Lloyd, BBC News, Port Talbot.

0:29:280:29:34

Alex McLeish has agreed a deal

to become the new Scotland football

0:29:340:29:37

manager, for the second time.

0:29:370:29:40

He had 10 games in charge before

leaving for Birmingham City in 2008.

0:29:400:29:44

McLeish has been given a deal

until 2020 after discussions

0:29:440:29:47

with the Scottish FA over

the past few days.

0:29:470:29:50

He takes over from Gordon Strachan

who left in October.

0:29:500:29:57

Team GB could be about

to win its first medal

0:29:570:30:01

of the 2018 Winter Olympics,

after Dom Parsons put himself

0:30:010:30:04

in contention in the men's

skeleton competition.

0:30:040:30:05

He's in fourth place

at the halfway stage,

0:30:050:30:08

ahead of the final runs tomorrow.

0:30:080:30:11

There are flashing images in this

report from our sports correspondent

0:30:110:30:13

Andy Swiss in Pyeongchang.

0:30:130:30:16

Here he is for Great Britain.

0:30:160:30:17

Run two, Dom Parsons.

0:30:170:30:20

He arrived an outsider,

he is now a contender.

0:30:200:30:23

Dom Parsons is ranked just 12th

in the world but wearing Team GB's

0:30:230:30:26

much discussed new skin suit,

he was out to prove his case.

0:30:260:30:31

Dom Parsons is flying

around this track.

0:30:310:30:36

He looked so impressive

in his training runs here,

0:30:360:30:39

but can he back it up with a big

performance when it really matters?

0:30:390:30:42

The answer was encouraging.

0:30:420:30:44

Dom Parsons goes to the front!

0:30:440:30:47

He ended up fourth at the halfway

stage, just 300th off a second

0:30:470:30:52

off the medal places.

0:30:520:30:54

Tomorrow could be special.

0:30:540:30:56

The medal chase for

Britain is on here.

0:30:560:30:57

I hope I can sleep tonight!

0:30:570:30:59

The last four years have been

aiming for this moment.

0:30:590:31:03

So, going to make the most of it.

0:31:030:31:07

From the ice to the snow,

it was a day for speed.

0:31:070:31:11

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal making

history in the men's downhill,

0:31:110:31:14

at 35, the oldest ever champion.

0:31:140:31:21

In the women's giant slalom

meanwhile, the photographers got

0:31:210:31:23

an unexpected close-up.

0:31:230:31:26

Both they and Switzerland's Lara Gut

thankfully unscathed.

0:31:260:31:30

By the end, they had a new focus,

America's Mikaela Shiffrin winning

0:31:300:31:34

the first of potentially

several golds here.

0:31:340:31:37

But for sheer thrills

and spills, today's medal

0:31:370:31:40

goes to snowboard cross.

0:31:400:31:43

In particular, France's Pierre

Vaultier who crashed

0:31:430:31:45

in his semifinal,

got up, scraped through

0:31:450:31:48

and then only went and won it.

0:31:480:31:51

Rarely has persistence paid

off quite so perfectly.

0:31:510:31:59

It is now early morning here in

Pyeongchang, and there could be

0:32:010:32:05

plenty more drama over the next few

hours. Can Dom Parsons win Team GB

0:32:050:32:11

their first medal of these games? We

will also see Lizzy Yarnold begin

0:32:110:32:15

the defence of her skeleton title.

Andrew Musgrave has a chance of

0:32:150:32:20

winning a medal at cross-country

skiing. Team GB are targeting their

0:32:200:32:25

best ever Winter Olympics. No medals

so far. This might be the day they

0:32:250:32:30

get off the mark.

Looking forward

0:32:300:32:50

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