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A new Archbishop of Canterbury. BBC News understands it will be the


Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby. The former oil executive became an


Archbishop just a year ago. David Cameron warns against a witch


hunt of gay people, following recent allegations of paedophilia,


related to high-file politicians. China begins a once in a decade


power transfer. The outgoing President issues a warning about


the urgent need to tackle inequality and corruption in the


country. A cancer surgeon is facing a criminal inquiry after


accusations he carried out operations on healthy women.


Bradley Wiggins suffers broken ribs after a collision with a car. Later


on BBC London: The 14-year-old killed by a driver who had been


taking drugs. Now schools warn of the dangers. On trial for fiddling


her expenses, but this former Good afternoon. Welcome to the BBC


News at One. The BBC understands that the Bishop of Durham, Justin


Welby l be named as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, in


secretary session to Rowan Williams. He is known for his opposition to


same-sex marriage and his support for women clergy A formal


announcement will be made tomorrow morning.


It was just one year ago that Justin Welby made the traditional


entry to Durham Cathedral as the incoming Bishop. Now he is set to


be named as the spiritual leader of the Church of England and nearly 80


million Anglicans around the world. This is what I wear to.... Among


those he has been chosen over, the Archbishop of York, famous not


least for cutting up his dog collar in protest against President Mugabe.


And the Bishop of London, who had to deal with weeks of anti-


capitalist protests on the steps of St Paul's. Justin Welby started out


his working life in business, spending 11 years as an oil


executive. Then he sensed a call to the priesthood and was ordained.


Reconciliation and conflict- resolution has been a major part of


his ministry on his way -- ministry. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he


and his wife had six children, but have known tragedy. He understands


something of the sort of darker side of life. He's had personal


tragedy in his life. He's had a child that has died in a car crash.


That has given him a sort of, I think a richer understanding of the


complexity of the world. Besides the more head-line grabbing


divisions that he will inherit over such as homosexuality, he will be


faced with the financial structures. Filling the pews in the towns and


the cities and the rural areas, a challenge where his managerial


experience could be a benefit. Today, people in his present dicesy


gave their reaction. It is nice for Canterbury. It is a shame he's


going. He has really inspired us, in a way that we needed to be


inspired. I think he can do that for the whole church.


And like Archbishop Rowan Williams before him, Justin Welby is likely


to find his biggest challenge is holding that whole church and the


leaders together. Quite a task considering he has been a bishop


for less than a year. Quite an experience at the top of the Church.


That will be tested in all sorts of ways in the coming months. At the


start of his tenure in office. Outside the Church he is a member


of the commission on banking standards. He has made it clear he


relishes the opportunity to speak out in public and political life.


We will have more of that, I am sure. Within the Church, one issue


which has been a particular problem, though it may be near solution for


Rowan Williams, is women Bishops. There is the possibility that will


be passed later this month. However, on the issue of homosexuality, most


certainly will be a difficult and divisive one for him as it was for


Rowan Williams. There are those who are looking for more radical steps


on what they would call inclusiveness in the Church, who


will be weary of him. But professional colleagues, friends


are saying today he's a man of tremendous courage of very deep


faith, of very deep personal faith, rooted in Evangelical Christianity.


We will hear from him tomorrow to find out more. Indeed. Thank you.


David Cameron has said he is determined that the inquiries into


child abuse at children's homes, the BBC and children's hospitals


should bring the truth to light. He did not want them to turn into a


witch hunt against gay people. In a television interview, Mr Cameron


urged people with evidence against paedophiles to go to the police.


There is a danger, if we are not careful that this could turn into a


sort of witch hunt, particularly against people who are gay. I am


worried about the sort of thing you are doing right now, giving me a


list of names you have taken off the internet. If anyone has any


information about anyone who is a paedophile, no matter how high up


in British society they are, that is what the police are for.


political correspondent is at Westminster for us. Expand on what


he had to say and this issue of a potential witch hunt against gay


people? This was a significant move by the Prime Minister to respond to


the welter of speculation about the latest allegations of child abuse,


in particular, of course, the claim that a senior Conservative from the


Thatcher era may have been involved in child abuse in North Wales. That


is now the subject of an inquiry. The Prime Minister believes there


is a danger of people being smeared unfairly by this. He wants anyone


with information to go to the police. He was pressed in that


interview about the renewed idea of having an overarching inquiry into


the allegations of abuse in a series of different institutions,


not just the North Wales children's homes, but in the NHS, the BBC and


so on. He says he feels at the moment it is more important for the


police to look at specific allegations and try and get to the


truth this that way. Interestingly enough, he didn't rule out a wider,


overarching inquiry in the future. Thank you. China's President Hu


Jintao has told the Communist Party Congress that the party could be


undermined if it fails to tackle corruption. He was speaking at the


start of a meeting which will power transferred to a new set of leaders.


They came from across China - the hand-picked delegates from a


Communist Party, more than 80- million strong The opening of the


18th party Congress marks the start of China's leadership change. Its


political theatre on a grand scale and designed to showcase unity.


After a decade in power, President Hu Jintao is stepping down. His


awkward style has not always won him public affection. Under his


leadership, China has become the world's second largest economy. As


he was speaking, his successor, Xi Jinping, looked on.


He was surrounded by former leaders. You don't rule alone in China.


President Hu spoke of the country's achievements, but warned that


corruption could prove fate toll the party. TRANSLATION: We must


maintain a tough position in cracking down on corruption at all


times and conduct thorough investigations into major


corruption cases. All those whovy alate state laws - whoever they are


- must be brought to justice, without mercy.


Away from the Congress, normal life continues. In China the party


decides t public has no say. The future of one-billion plus people


will be decided by a handful of men. This woman says that President Hu


has done a great job. She is confident he will pick the right


successor. This man does not want to talk about politics. He says he


will get in trouble as soon as we leave. It is a reminder that


despite all the remarkable changes, China remains an authoritarian


state. With growing expectations, the Communist Party is under


intense pressure - to deliver. China may be richer than it was ten


years ago, but it is not necessarily better off. There is


growing resentment here over the growing gap between the rich and


Our world affairs editor, John Simpson, is in Beijing. What


changes are we likely to see in terms of the relationship with the


west? I don't think we will notice much difference, to be honest. The


big area for China at the moment is the Far East. Its relationship with


Japan - a very difficult relationship, of course. I don't


think it will be a different country when it comes to dealing


with either Britain or the United States or Europe or anybody else. I


think we'll just see a continuation of the same kind of rule.


Domestically, it will be something else. Thank you, we have to leave


it there. Thank you. The Bank of England has announced that interest


rates will be kept at their record low of 0.5%. It has ruled out


pumping more cash into the economy. It is an important decision by the


Bank of England - no more new money at this stage to be scattered


around the economy. �375 billion has been created so far under the


policy known as quantitative easing. The bank could have opted for more,


but did not. One, the economy appears to be stabilising. The


second is that quantitative easing has reached the limits of its


effectiveness. It is not stimulating the credit growth to


businesses, to consumers. The Bank of England does have another plan


under way to boost lending by the banks, so it may wait to see how


that develops. Business leaders say quantitative easing should not be


axed. They should keep Q E.ON the table. If the economy weakens, if


the storm clouds come back and rain on us again, then of course the


bank must hold QE in reserve. effective has the money creation


programme been so far? What benefits has it brought to the


economy? Well the bank argues without it the recession would have


been worse and unemployment higher. There are some sceptics who are not


so sure. It was supposed to help companies like this drilling


business raise cash. It believes the Bank of England policy will


help eventually, but has not done much so far. I don't think it has


yet. I think it will in time. Certainly the initial quantitative


easing put in there was absorbed by the banks and used to recapitalise


themselves. I believe there is lending out there. Much will decide


on -- depend on what happens in the Failure to resolve the debt


problems could tip the US into recession and the UK would get


caught in the down-drought. A criminal investigation has been


launched by West Midlands Police after a surgeon was suz pented by


be the -- suspended by the General Ian Paterson - a breast cancer


surgeon, now suspended from working as a doctor and under investigation


by the police. Operations he carried out at a number of


hospitals in the West Midlands on more than 1,000 women are claimed


to have been unnecessary, inappropriate or unregulated. One


of his former patients is Gail Boichat. She had a mastectomies 17


years ago. In February this year doctors told her she had not needed


the operation because she had never had a life-threatening cancer.


don't feel good about yourself because of the scar. You think, I


shouldn't look like this now. I should never have looked like this.


You just get up and you deal with that day, every day. Mr Paterson is


also accused of carrying out so- called cleavage-sparing operations


on women with dangerous cancer. The procedure which is unregulated


involved leaving behind some potentially dangerous cancerous


tissue and putting women at risk. The solicitor representing 90 women


said it has been a devastating experience. Women who have been


diagnosed with this illness deserve the best-quality health care. They


have been let down by Mr Paterson. What we are trying to do is secure


some compensation for them so they can have a better quality of life.


The Heart of England NHS Trust, which covers hospitals where Ian


The Medical Defence Union has said Ian Paterson is co-operating fully


with the investigation. The Tour de France champion and Olympic gold


medal winner, Bradley Wiggins, is recovering in hospital after


colliding with a car. He was knocked off his bike near his home


The aftermath of another British road accident. But this was no


ordinary cyclist. The victim was none other than the sporting hero


of 2012, Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France and Olympic champion rushed


to hospital after a training-ground came to a painful end. He said he


think he had broken his ribs. He wasn't a lot of pain. He is very


lucky that when the lady was pulling off and turning right, when


she hit him, a car coming behind him has not squished him. Bradley


Wiggins was knocked off his bike, right here, and it's easy to see


how the incident could have happened. This garage may be in the


Lancashire countryside but it sits right on a dual-carriageway. It is


busy at the best of times. But especially around 6pm in the


evening when the accident occurred. More than 100 cyclists have been


killed in Britain already this year, and those who ride on the roads


near up Bradley Wiggins's home think his escape should walk --


serve as a warning to motorists. There is a general lack of


knowledge about cycling. Maybe some motorists think we are going slower


than we are. Bradley Wiggins Ben Knight here in hospital and should


be back in the saddle shoon -- spent the night in hospital and


should be back in the saddle up soon. Another reminder of the


perils of the sport, even when you are the best in the world.


Our top story this lunchtime: The BBC understands that the new


Archbishop of Canterbury will be the Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby,


a former oil executive who became a Bishop less than a year ago. Coming


up: Behind enemy lines: The Indian Princess who became a British


heroine during the Second World War. A statue in her honour is unveiled


today. Later on BBC London: A rematch for


the first ever FA Cup final, 140 years later. And a letter from the


Queen for the oldest person to become a British citizen. Join us


There are calls for a million people to volunteer to become


"dementia friends", volunteers able to spot signs of the illness and


help sufferers. It is part of Government plans to raise awareness


of the condition, which affects nearly 700,000 people in England.


Our health correspondent Dominic Hughes has the story.


At a day-care centre in Aldham, John Starkey and his mother are


already preparing for Christmas. John is a full-time carer for his


mother who has been diagnosed with dementia. Here, his mother is


amongst understanding friends, but outside she needs a little more


consideration. There are times when she cannot perform as everyone else


can. You just need that little bit of extra time to do things, and


that little bit of extra space to do an activity or action. If people


were a bit more patient with her, then the results from her are


better. In centres like this up and down the country there are always


warm welcomes for people with dementia and their carers, but the


Prime Minister once everyday places like supermarkets, banks and GP


surgeries to become more accessible for people with the condition. And


that is where the dementia friends come in. Ministers are calling for


1 million volunteers with government-funded training to raise


awareness of the condition. Part of the challenge is not just what


happens in the NHS, where there are pockets of excellence, but lots to


do, but also what happens out and about in society where we need a


bigger understanding. At Swan first secondary school in Birmingham,


Edison Jones is laying out life as a carer. He has come to school with


his wife, Ruby, who has been diagnosed with dementia. They are


taking part in a project to raise awareness among school pupils in


England. You do not see dementia mentioned as a topic, and if you go


to any doctor's surgery and you look at the various notices, you


don't see anything. You cannot have an informed discussion with your GP


about dementia. The ambition behind the scheme is to transform


attitudes, not just in classrooms Plans for a radical change in the


role of army reservists, including an escalation of their readiness to


be sent on active service, have been outlined by the Defence


Secretary. The size of the Territorial Army will be doubled to


30,000 recruits, and almost �2 billion will be spent on training


them. Here's our defence Reservists are already serving on


the front line in Afghanistan. Men like Ali, whose date Chine jobbers


in the construction industry -- volley. -- daytime job is in the


construction industry. Defence cuts are biting, leaving a smaller


regular force. It means reservists will be required to do much more.


There is always a concern with how employable that you will be,


knowing full well that you have to let your employer know that you


have to go on operations every few years, potentially. That is why


Philip Hammond has launched a consultation. He promises the


reservist better kit and training in return for greater commitment,


and the numbers will double up to 30,000 from 15,000. Be is about


using the resources we have been a difficult fiscal climate -- this is


about. What we are talking about is increasing the reserve component of


our forces to bring it closer in line with our major allies.


Defence Secretary wants to make reservists like these into an


integral part of Diame. That is so they are no longer viewed -- viewed


as weekend warriors -- the army. Boosting the reputation and


increasing the numbers will be no easy task, not least for them and


their employers as they are asked to give up more time. It could make


life more difficult for bosses like this, Pat Mills. He runs a security


firm and wants to employ those with military experience. With more


emphasis on reserve forces the guys will be deployed more, so there


will be more pressure on the employers to fill the spaces. That


will encourage cost. Employers will be offered an incentive like extra


skills for staff, but defence does not come cheap. And someone will


have to pay for boosting the ranks G4S has lost its contract to run a


jail in East Yorkshire. The prism will return to the public sector


next year. Ministers say the decision was not related to the


firm's failure to provide enough security guards for the London


Games -- of the prison will return. Tens of thousands of residents in


New York and New Jersey have again lost power as a winter storm hit


areas still recovering from the devastating impact of last week's


Superstorm Sandy. Barbara Plett has The community at the edge of New


York was turned upside down by Superstorm Sandy. It was still


struggling to recover when another storm hit. Diggers worked as late


as they could to build some protection through the wind and


waves. It is barely a week since Superstorm Sandy came crashing into


the coast sending water surging up the beach and into the streets of


the community, flooding homes and causing damage. In New Jersey,


people living in coastal areas were urged to evacuate. Some did,


fearing -- fearing a replay of the fury, but some have already seen


the worst. The bad weather complicated recovery. On Staton


Ireland, officials had to suspend operations. It was grim news for


those shivering that heat and electricity. Tens of thousands of


people lost power because of this winter storm. Some of them for the


second time. The storm cancelled nearly 2000 flights, created new


headaches for the public transport system and disbelief from battered


New Yorkers. We are laughing at it at this point because it is


unbelievable. You go from a hurricane into driving in the snow


in the same 10 days. It's pretty unbelievable. This is like insult


to injury. We had a Hurricane, now we're having a blizzard. In the end,


the storm was not as bad as expected, but there is the promise


of better weather ahead. It is a promise that people here will cling


A memorial service has been held in Enniskillen to mark the 25th


anniversary of the Remembrance Day bomb. 11 people were killed when


the IRA device went off without warning, as a large crowd stood


beside the town's war memorial. The names of the victims were read out


A statue will be unveiled today to a British war heroine who risked


her life by parachuting into occupied France. Noor Inayat Khan


was an Indian Princess who became a secret agent during World War Two.


She was eventually executed by the Nazis. Robert Hall is at


Philip has been visiting the Field of Remembrance. When Prince Philip


came here an hour or so ago he had personal stories from the 3000 or


so veterans and family members who were here. This is a story that is


not often told, a story commemorated a couple of miles away,


a woman from an unlikely background cent on a secret mission, who paid


The on June 17th, 1943 a lone aircraft slipped over the coast


occupied France. On board, another agent to join the hundreds working


with French resistance groups. She was known as Nora Baker, but the


truth was different. Nora Baker was, in fact, Noor Inayat Khan. Born


into an Indian royal family. A sensitive young woman who enjoyed


literature and music but to found the courage to risk her own life


behind enemy lines. -- who found. She was a gentle writer of


children's stories and a musician but she was transformed. She was a


tigress in the field. This post war documentary revealed the secret


world of wartime agents. She spoke perfect French and knew how to


operate a radio, and had a determination which more than


matched her male colleagues. It is a difficult line of approach, but


we can manage it. A also in the documentary, the pilot who flew


dozens of moonlit missions and said farewell to men and women whose


life expectancy in France averaged There is no long lobby at the


moment that women should be honoured, and I think they were


wonderful and I totally agree. first mission to occupied Paris was


to be her last. Betrayed and arrested, she fought back so


fiercely that she was classified as dangerous. She briefly escaped but


was recaptured and taking in change -- chains to Dachau concentration


camp. One day in late summer, three and other -- 3 and -- her and three


other agents were brutally executed. She was 33 years old when she died


and her last word is said to have been liberty. Today's ceremony in a


peaceful London square well- recognised her courage and


sacrifice of so many others on a war-torn continent far from home --


It is another story amongst so many stories, and when you hear the


facts you wonder why it hadn't been told before. The truth is the


missions were so secret and the work of the Special Operations


Executive so secret that they were not talked about. In fact, the


family had a painful time. They did not know how or where she had died


until many years later. Once the facts emerge, the campaign emerged


for her to be remembered in their different way. The first stand-


alone memorial to an Asian woman erected in the UK. It is


significant and it brings her family and surviving agents from


England... What a shame. I was going to say thank you for bringing


us such an extraordinary sort -- story. Let's take you to the


Fairly quiet for many of us today. What you have today we will most


likely keep for the afternoon. There is some sunshine out there,


but it doesn't last beyond the afternoon. Behind me, this ominous


cloud is gathering and that will bring rain by tea time into the


Highlands and the Islands of Scotland. There is a little around


her south-western England. Cloud has been coming and going but it is


pleasant and the winds have eased down since this morning. The


temperatures are a bit above what we've seen this week which is about


average for the time of year. Pleasant weather. Western areas


seeing thicker cloud and the odd drizzly shower. By the afternoon,


the rain is knocking on the door of the Highlands of Scotland. That is


the big change with the wind strengthening and ushers in rain to


the western areas. A damp evening if you're travelling here. Further


south, we keep the clear skies, so a chilly night, but in contrast a


wet and windy one further north. The rain is slowed to go south so


we could have 20 or 30 mm of rain in Scotland. In the south, lighter


winds, a touch of patchy ground frost and maybe some mist and fog.


We are split three ways tomorrow. The south and east see the best of


the dry and bright weather but for Wales and northern England the rain


could be throughout the day. In the north, it brightens in Northern


Ireland but there will be a rash of showers. We are talking hailstones,


thunder, sleet and snow over the hills of Scotland. Decidedly


miserable under the band of rain which Peps up across Wales. That is


tied in with this weather front which sort of stays put as we start


the weekend. By that stage the rain will move into southern and eastern


parts, so we are rather wet in the East on Saturday and it could be a


late evening until it clears, but then we will see fewer showers but


they will come in on a chilly breeze with Hale, thunder, sleet


and snow in the hills. Sunday looking like a quieter day of the


weekend. Less showers, but a cold start and back to business by


Monday as the rain arrives again. Just to reiterate, the weekend look


showery with most of the showers on Saturday. Hopefully a dry day on


Sunday but a chilly breeze and the frost first thing on Sunday morning.


A bit of a mixed bag. Enjoy the sunshine if you see it today and


there is plenty more where there on Thanks. Now a reminder of our top