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The murdered MP Jo Cox's family
pledge to support her husband
after he admits to inappropriate
behaviour with women.
Brendan Cox has stepped down
from two charities set up
in memory of his wife, apologising
for causing hurt and offence.
I think the right thing to do
is to resign and to look
at his behaviour in the past and try
and make a change in the future.
Could the cost of university courses
vary depending on their content?
The Government prepares
to launch a a review
of tuition fees in England.
The six-year-old epileptic boy whose
parents believe could be helped
by a cannabis treatment illegal
in the UK.
And red carpet arrivals
at the Baftas ahead of the awards
for this year's best films.
The family of the murdered
MP Jo Cox have pledged
to support her husband
after he resigned
from two charities he set up
in her memory following allegations
of sexual misconduct.
Brendan Cox denies assaulting
a woman in the United States in 2015
but admits to "inappropriate"
behaviour while working
for Save the Children.
The charity has confirmed that he'd
been suspended and says he resigned
before a disciplinary
process was completed.
Robert Hall reports.
Jo Cox, Labour MP and mother of two,
was murdered in her constituency
during the run-up to the 2016 EU
referendum. Shot and stabbed by far
right extremist. In the months after
her death, the public rallied in
support of family and in particular,
her husband, Brendan, who set up two
charities, the Jo Cox foundation and
More in Common. Today he announced
his resignation from both following
allegations of inappropriate
behaviour by year before his wife's
murder. The claims in a Sunday paper
are links to incidents at Harvard
Universit in Massachusetts and while
Mr Cox was working for Save the
Children. In this case he is said to
have penned a staff member to a wall
as making sexual comments. Mr Cox
says the claims are massive
exaggeration. The statement
continues... While I do not accept
the allegations contained in the
2015 complained to the police in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. I do
acknowledge and understand that
during my time at Save the Children,
I made mistakes and behaved in a way
that caused some women hurt and
offence. Labour backbencher Jeff
Phillips, a friend of Jo Cox, said
her widower was right to stand back
from the charities.
defending his actions, I am trying
to think about, this person who I
know, and my friend, who was not
here, and make sure that there is a
change in the future.
I don't offend
any of this behaviour. Jo Cox's
sister stood with Brendan Cox at the
end of the murder trial. Today she
said it had been another very
difficult day for the family but
they would support Brendan Cox and
they respected him for admitting
past mistakes. No one from Save the
Children was available to speak to
us today but in a statement the
charity said staff safety and
welfare where priorities and that
all complaints were dealt with in
accordance with its internal
procedures. That was what had
happened in 2015, when Mr Cox was
suspended and the disciplinary
process began. He had resigned
before the process was complete.
Another senior Labour figure linked
Brendan Cox's decision to wider
changes in attitude.
are seeing a change in the climate
and the culture where people are
recognising that those in positions
of power should not abuse positions
of power, those who end up becoming
victims of harassment should have
support to speak out.
Cox's family say they are supporting
each other and are wavering in their
determination that nothing will
cloud her legacy. Robert Hall, BBC
The Education Secretary,
Damian Hinds, has said there should
be more variation in the cost
of university courses, with each
degree reflecting their value
to "society as a whole".
He was speaking as the Prime
Minister prepares to outline a wide
ranging review into higher education
funding in England.
Labour, who have pledged to scrap
tuition fees, say another
review isn't the solution.
Here's our education
editor, Branwen Jeffreys.
This is one of two jobs
Myra Kesh is holding down.
She's in her first
year of university.
The loan for her living
costs isn't enough.
Throughout the process of applying
to uni I was thinking this
is so unfair, I'm getting a lower
maintenance allowance and I'm
going to have to work several
jobs in order to live.
Sheffield Hallam has lots
of students from ordinary families.
For Alice, that means she worries
less about tuition fees and more
about just getting by.
Last year I budgeted for about £50
a week and that was still too much
to live on so I have to bring that
down to about £30 and that
is still not enough.
Every so often I might have
to ask my parents for help.
If they can just give me £20
for food, for basic food.
Up to 6.1% interest
is charged on student debt.
An average £5,800 in interest
charges before leaving university.
In total, it's about £57,000 of
borrowing for the poorest students.
After 30 years, any unpaid
loan is written off.
But by 2021, there could be £160
billion of outstanding student debt.
It's the poorest students in England
who end up borrowing the most.
Because they can't rely on the Bank
of Mum and Dad for living costs.
So altering the system isn't simple.
If you just lower tuition fees,
you help the richest,
unless you also put more money
into maintenance support.
In his first interview,
the new Education Secretary
gave little away.
Only one thing is certain.
They expect graduates to help
pay for universities.
We think it is right that
if you benefit from a university
degree you should make
a contribution and that is what this
current system does.
What we're doing in the review
is looking at how that
system works, making sure there
are alternatives, more variety.
The government wants more short
degrees, more part-time study.
There's been little
appetite for either so far.
Universities say making studying
affordable is the key.
You need to reintroduce maintenance
grants at a level which genuinely
offers students a basic
level of subsistence.
Universities want a secure future.
Students, a fairer deal.
But with economic uncertainty ahead,
the government's review has
little wriggle room.
BBC News, Sheffield.
Our political correspondent,
Alex Forsyth, joins me.
Given Labour's position, how much of
a political appetite is unlikely to
be over higher education?
battlefield. In part it is because
of the Labour pledge during last
year's election to scrap tuition
fees entirely for all students in
England and that was largely
credited for their popularity with
younger voters so the Conservatives
are conscious that on this front
they need to gain ground. Hence this
review of higher education but the
question is, what can they really do
on this issue of fees? As you heard,
they remain committed to the
principle that it is those who go to
university and benefit from a degree
should pay for it rather than
everybody so they are not going to
match Labour's offer and scrap fees
altogether. The risk is whatever
they do in place, either trying to
encourage different fees for
different courses or shorter
courses, that could be seen as
tinkering around the edges. Today,
Justine Greening, who recently left
the government, said the issue of
student finance should not be kicked
around like a -- like a political
Israel's Prime Minister,
Benjamin Netanyahu, has launched
a scathing attack on Iran,
calling it the "greatest
threat to our world".
At one point during his speech
at a conference in Munich,
he held up a piece of an Iranian
drone shot down
in Israeli territory.
Iran's Foreign Minister dismissed
the speech as cartoonish and not
worthy of a response.
The Home Office has said it can't
issue a medical cannabis licence
for a six-year-old epileptic child,
despite calls from a group
of MPs and his family.
Alfie Dingley, who's
from Warwickshire, regularly
suffers violent seizures.
A cannabis-based treatment
he received in the Netherlands
improved his condition -
but it's illegal in the UK.
Charlotte Gallagher has the story.
Six-year-old Alfie Dingley has
a rare form of epilepsy and suffers
up to 30 violent seizures every day.
To go through that once
would be traumatising,
but we're going through it sometimes
every 7-10 days, and it's just
Last September, the family moved
to the Netherlands so Alfie could be
prescribed medical cannabis oil.
His parents say he went 24 days
without having a seizure.
They've now moved back to the UK,
but cannabis oil is illegal
in Britain, so they want
the Home Secretary Amber Rudd
to give Alfie a license to use it.
But the Home Office
has ruled it out.
A group of MPs want
the Home Secretary to make
an exception for Alfie.
If we can find a way for her around
the regulations that exist,
and we believe that we can,
she can issue a license to make sure
that Alfie can get this medicine.
Alfie's family have vowed
to continue their battle,
saying you've got to fight,
"for your kids and we want to know
that we've done everything we can".
Charlotte Gallagher, BBC News.
Two cars drove into a pedestrianised
part of Leeds city centre
this lunchtime during
an attempted robbery.
One of the cars was used to ram
into the front of a shop,
it's thought in an attempt to steal
No-one was injured in the attack,
which was filmed by people watching.
The suspects, wearing balaclavas,
were unsuccessful at breaking
into the premises and they left
the area shortly after.
It's the biggest night
of the year for British film.
Stars have been gathering on the red
carpet in central London ahead
of tonight's Bafta awards.
Many of the industry's major female
names arrived in black in a show
of solidarity with the Hollywood
movement Time's Up -
launched in the wake of allegations
surrounding Harvey Weinstein.
Our arts editor, Will Gompertz,
is there for us.
There will be some flash
photography. Over to you.
There is a
different vibe with the Baftas this
year, people are still coming here
to celebrate film-making at its
finest but it is more sombre and
serious with this collective move
towards the Time's Up campaign, the
dress code is black and it will
change the way the evening is
viewed. Not so much who will win but
who will say what. Who will say the
speech that captures the mood and
maybe the way Oprah Winfrey did at
the Golden Globes. It does not mean
we cannot speculate on who might
win, when it comes to the best film,
it is the big two, the realist drama
thriller by Martin McDonnell --
Martin McDonagh, three Billboards
Outside Ebbing, Missouri, against
The Shape of Water. It is between
those. When it comes to Best
Actress, the lead actresses, Sally
Hawkins in The Shape of Water and
Francis McDormand, in three
billboards, and I would go for
Francis McDormand. Best Actor? Quite
local, between two of the big
beasts, between Daniel Dave Lewis
for his final film, and for a Gary
Oldman for the Darkest Hour, as
Churchill. All will be revealed
later on tonight.
With all the sport,
here's Ollie Foster
at the BBC Sport Centre.
There was a shock in
today's only FA Cup tie.
League One's bottom team, Rochdale,
earned a replay against Tottenham.
Harry Kane had given Spurs a 2-1
lead in the last five minutes
but Rochdale conjured a dramatic
equaliserr deep into
injury time at Spotland.
Steve Davis The Herald. -- the hero.
They will face each other at Wembley
for a place in the quarter-finals.
Rangers are up to second
in the Scottish Premiership,
moving above Aberdeen on goal
beating Hamilton 5-3.
Josh Windass scored a hat-trick.
They are nine points behind Celtic
who drew with St Johnstone.
They came close but there were no
medals for the British team
in South Korea today.
With another week of competition
left to go, they need just one more
for a record five at a Winter
From Pyeongchang, here's our sports
correspondent, Andy Swiss.
From a dry ski slope in Sheffield
to an Olympic final.
James Woods has long made
the extraordinary seem effortless,
and once again how he rose
to the occasion, as he tricked,
flipped and leapt his way
right into contention.
What's he got for us?
You can hear what the
crowd think of that.
What a run by James Woods!
He came here with such
high hopes for a medal,
will that be enough?
It seemed it might be.
Second place for Woodsy...
And with just a few left to go
he was still in bronze,
before America's Nick Goepper
snatched away his medal.
It's a game of perfection,
and it's not just that,
you've got to go above and beyond
That was insane.
Controversy at the Carling, Eve
Muirhead penalised for not releasing
her stone in time, she felt she had
let go before the line but curling
does not have video technology and
the incident handed victory to
Meanwhile, it's emerged speed skater
Elise Christie suffered soft tissue
damage in her crash yesterday.
Her boyfriend posted this...
With her next event on Tuesday,
it's a race against time.
But for others,
there was celebration.
Lizzy Yarnold receiving her
skeleton gold medal.
Her historic success, she told me,
was still sinking in.
It was a big goal four years ago
to try and be the first
British Winter Olympian
to retain my title.
It was scary to say it,
but now it's rolling off
the tongue a bit more.
I'm just so proud that it
all came together.
And with team-mate Laura Deas
collecting her bronze,
a picture-perfect podium
for British sport.
Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.
England's cricketers have
finished their T20 Tri-Series
with a win against New Zealand,
but it wasn't enough for them
to reach Wednesday's
final against Australia.
It was a thriller in Hamilton
as they won by two runs
but they needed a bigger
margin of victory.
England will now prepare to face
the Kiwis in a five-match one-day
series that starts next Sunday.
That's all the sport for now.
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on the BBC News Channel.
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