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There are demands for Theresa May, to explain why MPs weren't told a


A missile, like this, failed to reach its target


just weeks before a Parliamentary vote to renew the system.


Did you know that misfire had occurred?


Well, I have absolute faith in our Trident missiles.


When I made that speech in the House of


Commons what we were talking about was whether or not we should renew


Opposition MPs are demanding ministers make a statement


The White House is accused of telling "falsehoods"


in a battle with the media, about President Trump's


French socialists are voting on their candidate


Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that


someone, somewhere cares. It helped define the 1990s,


now Trainspotting returns The Prime Minister is under pressure


tonight to explain why MPs were not told a Trident missile test went


wrong last summer. It happened just weeks before


a crucial Commons vote on the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent,


when Theresa May urged Parliament to back renewal


of the weapons system. Today, she repeatedly declined to


say whether she knew of the malfunction, when an unarmed missile


failed to reach its target. Our Defence Correspondent


Jonathan Beale reports. This is what the launch


of a Trident missile looks like. Last June the Royal Navy carried out


what it calls a "routine un-armed test launch" from HMS Vengeance


but we now know that HMS Vengeance was about 200 miles


off the Florida coast. It was to fire the missile around


5,000 miles across the Atlantic. But a malfunction occurred


during its flight and it THE SPEAKER: I call


the Prime Minister. Yet, just weeks later,


Theresa May was asking MPs to vote on spending ?40 billion to renew


the weapons system. Mr Speaker we've waited long enough,


it is time to get on with building the next generation


of our nuclear deterrent. Today she was asked four


times if she knew then Did you know that


misfire had occurred? Well, I have absolute faith


in our Trident missiles. I think we should


defend our country. I think we should play our role


in NATO with an independent Did you know about it when you told


the House of Commons? was a very serious issue.


about in the House of Commons It was about whether or not


we should renew Trident. Whether we should look to the future


and have a replacement Trident. That's what we were talking


about in the House of Commons. That's what the House


of Commons voted for. He doesn't want to defend our


country with an independent There are tests that take place


all the time, regularly What we were talking about in that


debate that took place... I'm not going to get


an answer to this. We understand the Prime Minister


chose not to inform Parliament about this and it's come out


through the media some months later. It's a pretty catastrophic


error when a missile goes Whilst the Ministry of Defence has


publicised past success launches of the Trident missile,


in this incident they say they would give no further details


of the test in June, because of national


security reasons. In a statement, the MoD would only


say that the submarine HMS Vengeance and her crew were successfully


tested and certified. But significantly, officials


do not deny that there was a problem with the missile,


or that it might have The former head of the Royal


Navy says ministers The missiles have been fired now,


since 1990, regularly, I don't think it would have made


any difference at all. By not publicising it,


it immediately makes you think - The Government still says it has


absolute confidence in Britain's nuclear weapons system but this


incident just raises questions Our Deputy Political


Editor John Pienaar How damaging is all this for the


Prime Minister? Well, you only had to watch that interview, Clive, to


see this is a difficult story, and an uncomfortable time with potential


for political embarrassment. The betting is the Defence Secretary,


Sir Michael Fallon, could well be asked to make a statement to the


House of Commons tomorrow, on all of this and he could argue this was a


routine test, that there's no realistic chance of a nuclear


accidental strike on Moscow, let alone Florida. Experts would say a


stray missile would be aborted long before it land on Disneyland. It's


also true that most MPs at Westminster do


The Prime Minister has also confirmed that she'll visit


Washington for talks with President Trump on Friday,


the first world leader to meet him since his inauguration.


Mrs May said she would build on the special relationship


between Britain and America, but would challenge any opinions


Here's our Political Correspondent Iain Watson.


We'll have an opportunity it talk about our possible future trading


relationship but also some of the world challenges we face. It all


sounds positive but the two leaders will have to square this circle. ! I


want us to be a global Britain. As you can see, our business with


our EU partners is worth far more than our trade with the United


States. No trade agreement can replace or match what we will lose


our own doorstep Europe. It is well known here that the team around


Theresa May were not exactly the biggest fans of Donald Trump when he


was a candidate, but as soon as he was elected his officials were


dispatched to the States trying to mention -- men brackets


now the Prime Minister insists she still isn't fair to raise really


difficult issues with the new leader of the free world.


Theresa May was a little coy on what she would say face-to-face with


Donald Trump, but... I think the biggest game of that will be made


about the role of women is the fact I will be there as a female role


model. In the 80s, Mrs Fach and Ronald Reagan had a close and candid


relationship. -- magus -- Mrs Thatcher.


The White House has vowed to fight the news media


what officials see as unfair attacks on Donald Trump.


The new President has taken issue with estimates


of the size of the crowd at his inauguration on Friday.


His press secretary says it was the biggest


in history for such an event, but as our North America


Editor Jon Sopel reports, the evidence doesn't


The weightiest issues on the planet were discussed


at Donald Trump's inaugural address, but what the president is in a white


rage about are suggestions that the crowds for him were not


as big as they were for Barack Obama eight years ago, even though


the evidence is incontrovertible, as these two photos,


each taken 45 minutes before the inauguration


But last night, journalists were summoned to the most


extraordinary White House briefing to be told they were lying.


This was the largest audience to ever witness


This kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenging,


the bringing of our nation together, is making it more difficult.


There has been a lot of talk in the media


about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable,


and I'm here to tell you that it goes two ways.


We are going to hold the press accountable as well.


Earlier in the day from Donald Trump, on a visit


to CIA headquarters, a similar attack, though this time


As you know, I have a running war with the media.


They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth.


They sort of made it sound like I had a feud


But, hang on a minute, how do you reconcile the suggestion


that it's all got up by the journalists when he


He accused the intelligence services of leaking material against him,


and suggested their behaviour made it seem as though we were


And today, key lieutenants were intensifying their attacks.


There is an obsession by the media to delegitimise this president,


and we are not going to sit around and let it happen.


Our press secretary gave alternative facts to that.


Look, alternative facts are not facts, they are falsehoods.


Part of this can be put down to Donald Trump's obsession


with the size of his crowd, but there is deliberate


It seems the White House wants to undermine the conventional media


so that Donald Trump is able to present his own version


of reality through Twitter and Facebook without any mediation,


and say to the public, who do you believe, me


And while this battle plays itself out, the satirists are making hay.


This is their take on what Vladimir Putin makes of it all.


I am glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration.


The authorities in Israel have approved the construction of more


than 500 homes for settlers, in occupied East Jerusalem.


The decision was delayed until Donald Trump took


He spoke to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone


today, and had previously said, he would be Israel's "best friend".


A woman with dual British and Iranian citizenship,


has had her appeal against a five-year prison sentence


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hasn't been told the full details


of the charges against her, but her husband says


she was accused of recruiting staff for the BBC's Farsi service


He says she's innocent of both claims.


France's socialist party, will be choosing between a former


Prime Minister and a staunch left-winger for it's candidate


Prime Minister and a staunch left-winger for its candidate


Initial results from the first round of voting suggest


the centrist, Manuel Valls, will take on Benoit Hamon, who says


But the eventual winner won't be the only socialist


candidate, as Lucy Williamson reports from Paris.


He was the liberal Prime Minister who divided the Socialist Party. Now


Manuel Valls wants to unite it as its candidate for president. His


opponent for the run-off, Benoit Hamon is offering voters a very


different brand of socialism, including a monthly payment to 750


euros to every French citizen, regardless of income. Trands transby


putting me ahead of the other candidate you are sending a message


of hope and renewal. You want to write a new page for the left and


for France. Today's result is the verdict of a party divided, and also


disillusioned. Turnout was much cloeer than in the socialist primary


five years ago. A sign that few here believe they are choosing the next


president. There is going to be very little chance for the left wing


because I think the people are so disappointed in Francois Hollande's


presidency. But there is still hope. Even if we don't win in the next


election, it'll set the mood for what is going to happen and what


type of a position we can do. When it comes to finding a left-wing


candidate for the presidency, the Socialist Party race is only part of


the story. After five years of President Hollande's unpopular


government, interest in this primary is low and two of the most popular


left-wing politicians aren't even taking part.


Emmanuel Macrn left the Government last year and is drawing business


crowds to his own independent president campaign.


And the leader of the France's far left party is also running on his


own ticket. Whoever wins the socialist nomination next Sunday


will leave left-wing voters with a choice - split their votes among


three different parties, or unite behind one of the candidates on


offer. They might be celebrating now, but


to stand any chance of keeping the far right Front Nationale from


power, the socialist candidate may have to choose who they want to


help, their opponents on the right, or their rivals on the left.


Now, to a film that defined a generation.


Trainspotting made stars of the original cast


including Ewan McGregor and now more than 20


Trainspotting 2 has had its premiere in Edinburgh tonight,


and our Entertainment Correspondent Colin Paterson was there.


After more than 20 years, the Trainspotting


the orange carpet of the long-awaited sequel.


How does this compare to the 1996 premier?


I mean, yeah, for probably a very good reason!


LAUGHTER Apart from all the fun stuff in the


first movie, I think people found it relate


to ball, even though it was


maybe about subjects they weren't involved in,


it was still relate to


This is carrying such a cultural weight associated


with it, that it feels like no event I've been to before.


Choose life, choose a job, choose a career...


The movie poster was on student's withdrawals, the sound track in CD


players. It dealt with addiction, hedonism and friendship. So what you


are looking at is that? Thief changed the wall, haven't they?


Earlier in the day, the director, Danny Boyle took us back to where it


all began. We implied they were straight from Prince's Street, where


they were being chased by detectives and he gets hit here. What have you


been up to for 20 years? Since Trainspotting, Danny Boyle has


dominated the Oscars with Slumdog Millionaire and triumphed at the


Olympic opening ceremony. Since we made the first movie, people come up


to you and talk about the characters like you know them. That made you


think we had caped of duty to perhaps turn to it again. Here we


are, more than 20 years' later. How do you make sure this is not the


film equivalent of dad dancing? ? The truth is, you can't.


Part of the responsibility of what we were doing is embracing


the fact that we were making a sequel to a story that


Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and hope that


And the cast are already talking about a third film, based


Yeah, when we're all in our 60s, in some skag house old folks


I mean, I think, the blade artist, Irving, who is just arrived there,


I'm up for it, he's up for it, so don't think you've seen


With all the sport, here's Hugh Woozencroft


Andy Murray is out of the Australian Open.


The number one seed was beaten by the world number 50,


Mischa Zverev in the fourth round in Melbourne,


Andy Murray leaves Melbourne having missed an opportunity.


With Novak Djokovic out, the draw had opened up for him.


His path had been blocked by an unexpected obstacle.


He played extremely well, especially tend of the match.


He did come up with some great stuff.


Mischa Zverev isn't even the best player in his family.


His younger brother Alex is said to be the one to watch


After losing the first set against the player ranked almost


50 places below him, Murray tried to repair the damage.


He levelled the match but the German was proving


His game plan was to serve and volley.


If you're waiting to see the football highlights this


evening, then please, look away for the next minute.


In the Premier League, Arsenal needed a 98th minute


Referee Jon Moss awarded two injury-time penalties.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was sent to the stands but Alexis Sanchez's


spot kick moves them up to second in the table.


Chelsea moved eight points clear with a 2-0 win over Hull City.


In the early kick off, Southampton beat Champions Leicester.


In the Scottish Cup Celtic reached the fifth round with a 3-0


And Hearts were held to a draw by Championship side Raith Rovers.


Ronnie O'Sullivan is aiming for a record seventh title


He faces Joe Perry in the final at Alexandra Palace.


Having been 4-1 down, O'Sullivan is now with 10 frames


You can watch the conclusion on BBC Two.


England's cricketers have dramatically won the third and final


one day international against India in Kolkata.


India needed only six runs off the final four balls to win


England had earlier scored 321-8 from their 50 overs.


Wasps booked a place in the last eight of the Rugby Champions Cup


with a 41-27 win over Zeebre in Italy.


Wing Christian Wade scored arguably, the pick of their seven tries.


Britain's Dave Ryding has finished in second place in the World Cup


slalom race in Kitzbuehel in Austria.


He was quickest after the first run but eventually beaten by home


No Brit has won an Alpine World Cup Ski race in the 50


The last on the podium was Konrad Bartelski, back in 1981.


Before we go, just time to tell you of a new BBC global affairs


programme starting tomorrow, with the focus on Donald Trump's


It's hosted by Katty Kay and Christian Fraser.


That's at 7.00pm on the BBC News Channel and BBC Four.


But do stay with us on BBC One, it's now time for the news where you are.


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