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The President-elect Donald Trump promises a quick trade deal


with the UK after he takes office on Friday.


Mr Trump said the UK was "doing great" after the vote to leave


the EU and was so smart for getting out.


Obama said they'll go to the back of the line.


And now we're at the front of the queue?


We'll be asking how realistic a quick trade deal will be?


Today, Sinn Fein will not renominate for the position of Deputy First


Minister. Crisis at Stormont -


Northern Ireland's power-sharing government looks set to collapse


today sparking fresh elections. The inquests into the deaths of 30


British tourists killed at a beach resort in Tunisia in 2015 opens


at the High Court in London. Former football coach Barry Bennell


appears in court and pleads not The biological father


of the teenager snatched from hospital when she was just


eight hours old speaks about their reunion


for the first time. Coming up in sport on BBC news, Andy


Murray gets a winning start in the Australian open and was made to


work, but is through to the second round.


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC news at One.


Just days before taking over the White House,


President-elect Donald Trump has promised a quick trade


The former cabinet minister and Brexit campaigner, Michael Gove,


who interviewed Mr Trump for The Times newspaper,


said the president-elect was enthusiastic about Britain


leaving the EU and that the offer of a US trade deal would strengthen


Theresa May's hand in the Brexit negotiations with Brussels.


Speaking to reporters on his way into a meeting


of Foreign Ministers in Brussels, Boris Johnson described Mr Trump's


Our political correspondent Ben Wright reports.


By Friday, he will be president, the most powerful politician in the


world. And getting a visit in first, former Justice Secretary and Brexit


campaigner, Michael Gove, presenting the President-elect with a chance to


boast about his Brexit foresight. I thought the UK was so smart in


getting out. You were there and you guys are


voted on the front page, "Trump said that Brexit will happen". Yes.


Right? And it happened. Everyone thought I was crazy. Obama said they


will go to the back of the line, meaning, if it does happen... And


then he has to retract it. That was a bad statement. And now we are at


the front of the the queue? I think you're doing great. Perhaps not the


front and the UK can only start to negotiate once we've left the EU but


Michael Gove was clearly pleased with his visit to Trump tower and


the President's enthusiasm for Britain and Brexit. It is clearly


the KC has an agenda, a business agenda, which has some potential for


Britain to benefit from. This matters to a British governor of the


brink of leaving the EU. For now, it was business as usual for the


Foreign Secretary in Brussels, this morning. I think it's very good news


the United States of America wants to do a good free trade steel with


us and want to do it very fast. As the UK plans to go it alone, Theresa


May will make a major speech tomorrow setting out the deal she


wants from Brexit. But we already have some big clues. The Prime


Minister has strongly hinted Britain will leave the single market with


its free movement of goods, finance and people. That's because she wants


UK control of EU migration and freedom from EU law. We know Theresa


May wants to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March and


she thinks negotiations can be done within two years. Britain would be


out of the EU by early 2019. There is so much we don't know as well,


what sort of access to the European Union single market will Britain get


and what conditions will be EU demand? Will Britt and be completely


free to strike trade deals with other countries? And how long will


they take? -- will Britain. It is a good thing. Who will reject the idea


of a new trade deal between the UK and US? Although I don't think it


will remotely match the scale of our trade relationships with the rest of


the European Union. Where I think we need to be careful, and United


Kingdom and the rest of Europe, you now have two major world figures who


basically wish Europe ill, they want to see the Union will fall apart.


One is Vladimir Putin and one is Donald Trump. Britain needs


cheerleaders for Brexit, to cut deals and rhetorically, at least,


the government has won in Trump. Enright, news, Westminster. The


European Commission has given its response to those comments. What


have they had to say? They might be at the front of the queue for the


Americans but certainly not something the European are looking


at. I was speaking to a Commissioner, a spokeswoman, who


said categorically there will be no talks for two years because first


Britain has to trigger Article 50 and the divorce process will take


time. They're all sorts of things, from the border agreements, passport


systems, all sorts of rights. This takes a long time. 50,000 pages of


legal documentation. Only then can they look at a deal with the US. I


was told categorically there will be no formal talks. It opens the


possibility of what can the European Union do. I don't think it's clear


at the moment. There is talk of possible warnings for Britain over


this. It is very early but it is pouring cold water over potential


early deals. Thank you. Let's speak to Norman Sith, our system political


editor -- Norman Smith. It sounds doable but this is a fly in the


ointment, isn't it? Never mind the objections of the European


Commission, there are plenty of people at Westminster raising a


slightly quizzical eyebrow. Will Mr Trump really be focused on doing a


deal with Britain when he has an awful lot else on his plate? Trade


deals also unusually ferociously complex. They can drag on and on. We


don't have a bundle of trade negotiators. Therefore, some people


fear we are in danger of getting rolled over by the Americans if we


plough on into negotiations to quickly. In a funny sort of way, the


boost from Donald Trump's interview is not because of his off of a trade


deal. It's because of the symbolism of the most powerful man in the


world, in effect, putting himself in Britain's corner, head of those


crucial negotiations with the rest of the EU. Because Britain does not


wash to go into those talks on bended knee, pleading with the


Europeans for a good deal -- does not want. We watched to go in and I


bought all the other 27 countries, which is why we have seen ministers


stressing in recent days. -- and eyeball all other 27. We are the


fastest-growing economy in the G-7 and the Chancellor warned that if


the Europeans get tough with us, we may cut taxes to become more


competitive. We had the governor of the bank of England saying, don't


try and hurt the city, you will only hurt yourself. And now we have The


Donald in our corner and it matters psychologically in building Britain


up. And giving Theresa May a bit of swagger as she goes into the


negotiating room, enabling her to get a game face on. Norman Smith in


Westminster, thank you. With the uncertainty surrounding


the new administration in America and Britain's exit


from the European Union, the pound is having a tough


time on the markets. Travellers heading to


the United States are now getting the lowest rates


for nearly 31 years. With me is our personal finance


correspondent, Simon Gompertz. Its uncertainty but also speculation


about what the Prime Minister might say tomorrow about Brexit. That's


right, a bit of a wobble over the weekend in the currency markets.


That is fed through to holiday-makers' rates today. One of


the biggest foreign exchange providers called TravelX shops and


airports, they provide a lot of online currency, their online rate


is just over $1 17 to the pound. -- TraveleX. It is even lower than when


the pound had a torrid time in October, the lowest since the Brexit


vote in June and since the mid-80s when the dollar was riding high.


That gives you a measure of what is happening. It's not so strong


against the euro, it's the lowest since November. It's not so much


there. There are lots of rates on offer on the high street. From the


goods to the terrible. People can shop around. This gives you an


indication of what holiday-makers face in other regards over the next


year. We have already seen surcharges being imposed on holidays


as a result of the currency movement and people within the travel


industry are expecting a 10% increase in the price of holidays in


the coming year. Thank you. Northern Ireland's devolved


government looks set to collapse today, after Sinn Fein failed


to nominate a new Deputy First Minister to replace


Martin McGuinness. The Northern Ireland Secretary will


now have to call a snap-election. It follows the scandal of a failed


renewable energy scheme which could cost almost half


a billion pounds. The scheme was overseen


by Arlene Foster before she became First Minister and she's


resisted calls to step Our Ireland correspondent


Chris Page reports. This report from our


Ireland correspondent does After a week with no functioning


government, this is the moment when Northern Ireland's


power-sharing executive Today, Sinn Fein will not


renominate for the position Sinn Fein has honoured


all agreements. We have striven to make


these institutions work. Sinn Fein's refusal


to replace Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister means


Stormont can't operate any longer. That's because under


the power-sharing system, the First and Deputy First


Ministers can't work A new election may be called


as early as this evening. Northern Ireland does not need, nor


does its people want, an election. With the triggering of Article 50


to leave the European Union, a new president in the United States


of America, a volatile global economy, now, more than ever,


Northern Ireland needs Long-running tensions


between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein came to a head over


a financial scandal The renewable heat incentive began


in 2012 and had overly generous subsidies and initially no


other payment limits. subsidies and initially no


upper payment limits. The scheme closed in February last


year, having run almost half The DUP leader, Arlene Foster,


had previously been the minister In December, Sinn Fein said


she should temporarily stand Seven days ago, Martin McGuinness


resigned in protest. The power-sharing partnership


between Irish Republicans and Unionists has always been uneasy


and it's often been unstable. Restoring it may take some time


and people here already worried about the prospect


of losing their A key moment for the Stormont


executive had been due An inquiry has been examining


the scale of historical child abuse Its report will be published


on Friday but now it looks like there will be no ministers


to act on the recommendations. We just didn't want to believe that


as soon as Sir Anthony Hart's report was ready and delivered on Friday,


there's the collapse of the government and the collapse


of our dreams and hopes and desires There are many concerns,


frustrations and questions as Northern Ireland faces


an uncertain political future. After ten years, the latest Stormont


stalemate has brought Let's speak to our Ireland Political


Editor Mark Devenport. Looking very unlikely it will be


resolved by the end of the afternoon, what happens now? The bat


is about to be passed to the Northern Ireland Secretary James


broken sure. Now the politicians and the assembly behind me had not been


able to nominate a first and Deputy First Minister it will be up to him


to set a date for a fresh election. Probably early March. The


politicians are still trying to push through new regulations to cut the


cost of that controversial heating scheme. Probably they are living on


borrowed time at this stage and they will be dissolved in a couple of


days and go into election mode. Whether they come out of that


election mode and able to form a new government is very much an open


question. It looks like it could be an uphill struggle. Thank you.


The inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists who were killed


in Tunisia 18 months ago have begun in London.


They were shot dead by a lone gunman at a five-star


It was the deadliest terror attack on Britons since the July 7th


Our correspondent Richard Galpin is at the Royal Courts of Justice.


It's certainly been a very sombre and poignant start to this inquest


this morning with the names of all 38 people killed in the attack being


read out one by one in court. Then everyone stood for a minute of


silence. A lot of families of those killed are now watching these


proceedings very closely, either at or video link from courts around the


country. Already, some families have broken down in tears as they being


shown CCTV footage of the attack as it unfolded.


The families of those killed in the attack have waited a year


Now, with the full inquest finally getting underway this morning,


they are hoping for answers to some critical questions.


The gunman, Seifeddine Reski, a 23-year-old student armed


with an automatic rifle and grenades, began his


Systematically shooting dead British and other European holiday-makers


From the beach, Reski, who trained at an Islamic State camp in Libya,


killed and injured more tourists in the hotel complex.


Amid the panic, local shopkeepers managed to save some people


The attack continued for more than half an hour.


Until eventually a large group of policemen arrived and shot him dead.


It's alleged other police officers who had been nearby had been too


Leading to one hotel worker snatching a policeman's gun


But the gun jammed and Reski threw a grenade at him.


And all this just three months after jihadis carried out this


attack inside one of the country's most famous museums,


Once again, tourists were the target - 22 people were killed.


And it is alleged the same IS cell was behind both attacks.


Now, almost two years later, Tunisia remains on high alert.


The country has long been a hotbed of Jihadist activity.


The security forces struggling to deal with


It's estimated 5,000 Tunisians have fought


for Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and Libya.


And many have returned home in recent years.


The coroner has made clear this morning they will be looking at the


issue of the security at the hotel, the Imperial Hotel where the attack


took place, he has also said there will be looking at what they call


the adequacy of the travel advice given the Foreign Office and a


travel company involved in booking the holiday. And already, the


counsel for the inquest said there is a lot of concern about the


booking pross. Thank you.


The former football coach, Barry Bennell, has pleaded not


guilty to eight charges of child sex offences.


The former Crewe Alexandra coach appeared via videolink


Let's speak to our sports correspondent who's


Yes, as you say, Barry Bennell didn't appear here in person,


instead he a period via videolink from Woodhill Prison in Milton


Keynes where he is on remand. We saw him on a TV screen, wearing a blue


jumper, he spoke only to confirm his name and to plead not guilty to


eight charges of sexual assault against a boy aged under 16. The


offences are alleged to have happened between 1982 and 1986 at


three different locations. Now, Barry Bennell is a former football


coach, a former youth coach, with Crewe Alexandra, he worked with a


number of other clubs across the north-west, including Manchester


City, and Stoke City, he has been remanded in custody, and will next


here at Chester Crown Court on March 20th.


The President-elect, Donald Trump, promises a quick trade deal


with the UK after he takes office on Friday.


Good morning from a freezing cold Milwaukee.


We are crossing America, taking the temperature of public opinion,


in the week Donald Trump becomes President.


Commonwealth Games champion Fran Halsall retires from swimming.


After an international career spanning a decade,


she says she's ready for the next chapter in her life.


As concerns continue about the state of the NHS,


doctors are warning that some patients face "dangerous"


delays getting specialist treatment through their GPs.


The British Medical Association says referral management centres create


barriers and take decisions away from GPs.


Supporters of the system say it's a good way to manage resources.


Our correspondent, Jenny Walrond, reports.


For Tracey Jeffries, housework is no longer a painful chore,


but only because she paid nearly ?3,000 for an operation on her leg.


I was in so much pain with my leg, 24 hours a day.


I wasn't sleeping properly, I was struggling to get through my work.


The pain was caused by varicose veins.


Her GP wanted them treated on the NHS, but his


If a GP feels a specialist needs to look at you,


then the NHS should be supporting that, and they are not.


Tracy's treatment was blocked by something called


Some are run by doctors, others by admin staff.


There were over 13.5 million GP referrals in England last year.


More than two million of them were screened by referral management


A rise of almost 30% compared to two years before.


4% - more than 84,000 - were rejected.


Mostly for admin reasons, like missing information.


Doctors' leaders are strongly opposed to what they say


These centres, which are taking a crude approach to scrutinising


all GP referrals, can be inefficient, cost more to run


than any potential saving, but crucially, in the process,


Referral management centres are used by one third of England's clinical


There are 61 of them in England and Wales.


Gatekeeping what are often expensive, hospital-based service.


We have not found similar set ups in Scotland,


Those who commission NHS care say the system delivers value for money.


We don't want to squander any money, we have limited resources,


so it is really important the resource we have


we spend most effectively, and get the best value


Referral management is, for now, a relatively small part of efforts


to manage rising demand, but its use is increasing,


and that means more GPs, like Tracey's, are likely


to see their decisions scrutinised and even overturned.


Well, with me is our health editor, Hugh Pym.


Can we say whether or not these referral centres are good for


patients? I think the jury is out. It may come as a surprise, to a lot


of people, that when they go and see a GP in certain areas of England and


the GP says is I am going to recommend referring do you a


specialist, to take a closer look, that that decision is then vetted by


another organisation, sometimes a Private Company. That is what this


is about. The advocates of this system say at a some time of demand


on the NHS services and a finite budget teleis no harm in taking a


second look because once you put a patient into a path -- pathway it


does cost money, and all this is is a second opinion, the critics say,


though, yes, it is clinically based but it can lead to delay, it can be


an administrative thing, calling for more paperwork, that is not in the


interest of the patient if it delays treatment and the whole thing is is


a bureaucratic nightmare, and isn't saving money. I think talking to


people involved in the management of these scheme, they say in theory it


is a good idea, in principle it is the right thing to be doing but


nobody knows whether it is actually value for money so the question


still remains. Thank you.


And throughout the day we'll be bringing you reports on the NHS


from our Inside Out teams, and viewers across England can also


see a special programme tonight at 7.30 on on BBC One


A teenager who was snatched from a hospital in hospital in Florida has


been reunited with her biological father.


The teenager was abducted when she was just eight hours old.


She was tracked down after a tip-off.


The woman she thought was her real mother has been


Kamiyah Mobley had no reason to think Gloria was her real mother and


no reason to THE think her own name wasn't Alexis, but now she is trying


to deal with the news that the person she thought was her more for


all that time, is under arrest charged with kidnapping her, just


after she was born, and giving her a false identity.


51-year-old Gloria Williams is being held in South Carolina after DNA


tested proved that it was baby Kamiyah, snatched from hospital in


1998. Police say she poseded a nurse and snuck the newborn out of the


hospital starting a frantic search. At the time her real mother was


distraught and desperate to find her. I just want to know where my


baby s I want my baby back. But now, 18 years later she was delighted to


be reunited with her the daughter she had never thought she would see


again. And Kamiyah's biological father was overwhelmed after meeting


her for the first time. You can't explain the feelings. It is hard to


put it in words, it is hard to deal with this right now: We just, like


we say, we are trying to process 18 years. It will be hard to make that


up. But the man who thought he was her father, all this time, is full


of heartache. That is the name I have for years, she is the love of


my life. She said, dad I love you. She is sill my child. I love her


just that much. That is not going to change, that she is is the love of


my life. Now it is Kamiyah who has to come to terms with what has


happened, with he new identity, her new family.


On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president


His election to the White House followed one of the most bitter


and divisive campaigns in history, and many have questioned how the new


To find out, Jon Kay has set off on a road trip


through the heart of America - along the iconic Route 45 -


Today, in the first of a week-long series of reports,


he's in Wisconsin - a state that elected Mr Trump


Known for its harsh winters, for making cheese and beer, and now,


for its role in America's fragile new politics.


This is the Green Bay Junior Gamblers.


Jonathan is coaching the under-nines.


He likes Donald Trump because he's different -


It goes back to an alternative that's outside of the box.


He's a billionaire though, isn't he, he's a TV star,


No, he certainly is not, but I think there's something to be


said for him being able to relate to, you know, a plumber,


The state of Wisconsin switched sides in this election.


Its large white working class electorate normally votes Democrat,


They like giving new things a try here.


Might a Trump presidency end up feeling like this?


Your gloves are nearly as big as my hands.


After nine redundancy threats in six years,


he says it's time for a businessman in the Oval Ooffice.


It will be nice to have a bit more stability in a job front,


so I'm hoping from an economic stand point that Trump reflects giving


Are you optimistic for your family? Absolutely.


Confidence on the ice is another matter. Some of America's top ice


athletes practise on this rink. I understand you like to do


this thing, but you're You are not doing that


much as much, correct? Nancy was an Olympian


and is now a coach. She told me Donald Trump can


bring a winner's mind Trump makes a decision,


he gets it done. Do you have any reservations


about his personality? I mean, the things he said


about women, for example. Yes, I think everybody who is behind


him has some reservation, because they really don't know


the truth behind that, and they're just hoping at this


point in his life he has put Wisconsin may have voted


Trump, but only by 1%. And some here are still


struggling with the result. This is one of the most


important jobs in the world, and I'm not certain he's


prepared for it. But hockey mom Layla is willing


to give the new President a chance, even though as a Muslim


she is worried by some I tried to look at the bright side,


so, I just, I think they have You sound to me like you're


maybe a little nervous? Are you prepared to support him? Not


quite me paired to support him but I am prepare to initiate change to


support him. What does that mean? Change my way of thinking, try to


find the good. It is time for us to get our skates


on. Donald Trump will be the 45th President of America so we are


heading down route 45. Travelling 1,000 miles hearing from


voter, tomorrow we will be in Chicago, to reflect on President


Obama's legacy. One of the "must see" places


for millions of tourists to see when they visit London is Picadilly


and its famous lights. But from today they're going to be


disappointed because the lights on the famous advertising hoardings


were switched off at 8:30 this And they're going to stay


off until the autumn - that's the longest time they'll have


been off since the second world war. The six screens currently used


are being replaced by one Very wet in London this morning.


Phil is here with a look at the weather. Hello. Urban obsession,


warm pewter. Linen cupboard, are just some of the ways the paint


industry would sell you the colour grey. I prefer our weather watchers


to do the talking. The skies are not just that leaden, there are one or


two gaps in the cloud and one or two folk are doing quite well on the


day, thank you very much. You get the sense there is a lot of cloud to


be had and there was enough about it as Sophie indicated, for there to be


a bit of rain round, they were not quite done with that yet. Let us


teleyou forward an hour or two. The eastern side of Scotland doing quite


well with sunshine here, and then we have a warm front dangling from


Yorkshire down through the Bristol area and the south coast, as we have


seen, one or two spots in East Anglia doing nicely, if you are far


enough way to Wales from that weather front, you might see the odd


patch of rain, but it's a hope rather than a guarantee, overnight


the warm front fizzles, the cold front moves in Scotland, Northern


Ireland, into western parts and it helps that blanket of cloud to keep


the temperatures up. That is not the case as we come to East Anglia and


the south-east, where there will be a chilly and frosty start to the day


in those area, all the while that front dangles across the border,


working into the north of England to the south-west, leaden skies here,


murky fayre on the hills. It is mild in Scotland, Northern Ireland, but


having had that chilly start bright skies yes, but the temperatures


struggle. So that is the first couple of days, on into middle part


of the week. Do things change? Not really. There is this influx of mild


air from the Atlantic, which will boost the temperatures in Northern


Ireland and Scotland, but and it is a significant but, into the


south-east, it will be on the chilly side by night and day. That could be


your daytime maximum. Why the discrepancy? It is because the mild


air has flooded in from the Atlantic to some but not all, that south-east


quarter is tapping in to a really cold continent. You will notice as


far south and west as Madrid. Never better than minus one. It makes a


difference whether you are on the southern flank or as we have seen


the relatively milder airs coming into northern and western parts of


the British Isles helping to get the temperatures up. Fairly settled


fare, just beginning to each things out by the latter part of the week.


There is still a lot of cloud, but predominantly dry.


A reminder of our main story this lunchtime:


The President-elect Donald Trump promises a quick trade deal


with the UK after he takes office on Friday.


That's all from the BBC News at One, so it's goodbye from me


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