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Theresa May warns that Britain is facing a period of momentous


and needs to forge a new role in the world.


She tells the World Economic Forum that


Global Companies also need to change the way they do things.


We must heed the underlying feeling that there are some companies,


particularly those with a global reach, who are playing by a


different set of rules to ordinary working people. We will have


reaction to her speech in Davos live. Also this lunchtime, desperate


search for survivors after a hotel in Italy was hit by an avalanche,


many people feared dead. Home safe, the British


tourists fleeing as cold weather in Europe means


empty vegetable shelves The French yachtsman


heading for victory, and a new record, in the Vendee


round-the-world challenge. Holding off a late challenge


from Britain's Alex Thomson. Good afternoon and welcome


to the BBC news at One. Theresa May has outlined her vision


of a "truly global Britain" during an address to business


leaders at the World Economic


Forum in Davos. The Prime Minister said the UK


was facing a period of momentous change and must forge a new role


in the world. She said the road ahead would be


uncertain at times but Britain sought to become even more


global and internationalist. And Mrs May had a warning


for bosses whose companies telling them not to forget their


responsibilities to communities. Our business editor


Simon Jack sent this report. VOICEOVER: Theresa May stepped out


to face the global elite she has been so scathing about. And audience


she acknowledged was still struggling to understand the


referendum result. I know that this, and the other reasons Britain took


such a decision is not always well understood internationally.


Particularly among our friends and allies in Europe. Some of our


European partners feel that we have turned our back on them, and I know


that many fear what our decision means for the future of the US


itself. But she reassured them it was about taking back control rather


than turning our back and said the UK remained a faithful partner. --


for the future of the EU itself. Britain will always be open for


business and open to investment in infrastructure, open to businesses,


open to those who want to buy our goods and services, and open to


businesses. Breaking straight afterwards, the Dutch Prime Minister


insisted there would be a cost for leaving. The UK is making a choice,


to control migration, and they are paying a huge price, the economic


welfare of the UK will be impacted negatively, they will be leaving the


biggest market in the world. After HSBC and UBS announced jobs will be


leaving the UK, better news today from Barclays. I think the UK will


continue to be the financial lungs for Europe. We may have to move


certain activities and we may have to change the legal structure that


we use to operate in Europe but it will be at the margin and will be


manageable. She saved her sternest language for business. At the same


time as promoting this openness, we must heed the underlying feeling


that there are some companies, particularly those with a global


reach, who are playing by a different set of rules to ordinary


working people. And so it is essential for business to


demonstrate leadership. Did the audience get the message? Business


leaders I speak to really do understand that not everybody gets


the benefit of globalisation in a practical sense or an understandable


sense, but I sense a real determination to fix that. She made


it clear that the government will intervene to improve behaviour if


necessary, a hint, perhaps, of what we get from her industrial strategy


unveiled next week. STUDIO: And we speak to Simon now.


How did the speech go down pretty tough crowd, globalisation, free


trade, it is like a religion, people make a programme each year, they


take it as read that globalisation is a good thing. Donald Trump thinks


it is not such a good thing and they Brexit result have made people


question whether there is public support for that. Where is Theresa


May going to come out? She has said that she is in favour of


globalisation and free trade but if we don't take everyone with us, we


will lose the public consent that we need if we are going to preserve the


current system. The message was clear, I am behind free trade and


globalisation but clean up your act and if you don't, I am happy to


intervene. She has industrial strategy she is unveiling on Monday


of next week. This was a flavour, a message back home, we are going to


get stuck in and make sure that economic success and growth reaches


all parts of the country and society, that was a big message


today. Thank you. Our Assistant Political


Editor Norman Smith is in Westminster how worried are the


government about business reaction? They have to be acutely worried


because we have already seen two big banks, HSBC and UBS, signalling


their poise to relocate thousands of jobs. -- they are poised. The boss


of Toyota equally signalled disquiet about how his company, which implies


3000 people in Britain, is going to remain competitive post-"Brexit".


For all Theresa May's continued criticism of the so-called


international league, the very people in her audience, she needs


those people on board to make a success of "Brexit" and make sure


Britain's continued economic prosperity, because like it or not


they have in their hands thousands of jobs in Britain, they bring in


billions of pounds of investment, and are absolutely central to our


economy. It was significant, I think, that Theresa May did not


repeat her warning earlier in the week that if we do not get a deal we


will walk away and have to rely upon World Trade Organisation rules,


raising the terrifying prospect for many of tariffs. She has the hope


that business will give her time as well to flesh in some of the detail


on critical issues around immigration and trade, and that is a


rather big difficulty. During this two-year period of negotiation,


there is almost certain to be uncertainty, the one thing that


business hates above all. At least 30 people are missing


after an avalanche struck a hotel in a mountain resort in the central


Italian region of Abruzzo. The avalanche happened


after a series of powerful The first to help arrived on skis


because all the roads were blocked. The mountainous region of Central


Italy was hit by a succession of four earthquakes on Wednesday and


further tremors were reported overnight. Bad weather from recent


storms has brought down power lines and cut off villages. Rescue


operations are under way in other parts of the region as well.


Our correspondent Frankie McCamley repaorts.


VOICEOVER: Buried in snow, barely visible,


this is the three-storey hotel hit by last night's avalanche.


Barely recognisable to what it looked like before.


Inside, the extent of the damage is becoming clear.


What looks like a reception leading to corridors now unrecognisable,


Up to 20 people were staying in the Hotel Rigopiano along


but faced with bad weather it took rescuers hours to get here.


TRANSLATION: The hotel was reached at 4:30am by courageous men,


They reached a place and saved two people.


They are now working to bring the means of transport that


On skis, in the early hours of this morning,


mountain rescue teams faced snowstorms to get to the area hit.


With routes blocked to emergency vehicles, only manpower


Nearby, relatives faced an agonising wait for news.


TRANSLATION: They are extracting them from the hotel and bringing


but I don't know, because it is impossible for us to go up.


Others text loved ones inside, urging them to stay calm.


roads to the site are slowly carved out, reopening the area,


Conditions in a region that's already fragile after being hit


by a series of earthquakes, has begun to ease.


Conditions have begun to ease the those that have reached the hotel


but doesn't including children are still missing as the extent of this


tragedy begins to unfold. STUDIO: A thousand British


holidaymakers have arrived back in amid concerns of a worsening


political crisis. The Foreign Office is continuing


to advise people to avoid all but essential travel


to the country, after its outgoing President refused to meet a midnight


deadline to hand over power. Thousands more tourists


are due to be brought Our correspondent


Jonny Dymond reports. VOICEOVER: Nigerian troops


prepare for the worst. They are moving into position


in Gambia's neighbour, Senegal. The plan, to intervene with force


if Gambia's president Power is meant to be handed


over in Gambia today, but the four-term president


Yahya Jammeh won't let go. In Manchester, evacuated British


tourists spoke of tense times All the restaurants shut down,


all the shops shut down. And then this morning,


because we had heard that 15 planes had come out to get the Dutch


people, and we were like, "what about


the English?", you know. Where the ferry was,


everyone was getting on the ferry, all the Gambian people,


carrying all their possessions, suitcases on their


heads and everything. It was a real struggle


to get on the ferry. In the Gambian capital,


the president of Mauritania flew in. The region's leaders have called


for President Jammeh to stand down, In neighbouring Senegal, the winner


of the election is in talks to, he says he will take power today,


in a ceremony at in Senegal's capital,


Dakar. one of them has to blink


or bloodshed looks unavoidable. STUDIO: New figures from the Office


for National Statistics show that there were 11.8 million


incidents of crime in It's the first full year


when the offences have been included Overall police recorded 8 percent


more offences year on year. With just one day left


until Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President


of the United States, preparations are in full


swing in Washington but can he deliver the jobs


and trade that he's promised? This week, we've been taking a road


trip through the heart Today our correspondent


Jon Kay is in Tupeloh-low in the state of Mississippi -


the birthplace of Elvis Presley. -- Today our correspondent


Jon Kay is in Tupelo in the state of Mississippi,


the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Jon's been speaking to the people


there about their hopes VOICEOVER: One last practice before


heading to Washington. Tonight, the Tupelo High School band


will be travelling 900 miles, from Mississippi to the capital,


to play at President Your face is going to ache.


Yeah, I think so! Just marching in the parade


in getting to see Washington What do you think of your


new president, Trump? Donald Trump got 60%


of the votes in the state. The students might be playing


for him, but that doesn't mean they're all fans of the new man


in the White House. If you had been able to vote,


put your hands up if you would have Not exactly overwhelming.


Three. I think some of his ideas are pretty


great, and I think he actually can make America great again,


we just have to believe in him You didn't put your hand up?


No. Why not?


I don't like him. You're about to go and play for him?


But, like, I'm forced to. You're going for the trip, yeah?


Basically. Lots of celebrity said no,


didn't they, to performing I'm not really a fan of Trump,


but I'm going for the experience and for the band, I'm not


going for him, I'm going for me. Music matters in this


small, southern town. Just off Route 45 is the tiny house


where Elvis Presley was born. But we're not here to talk


about the King, we want to talk Because as well as producing


rock 'n' roll stars, I wish we'd had one


of these for our road trip. Donald Trump has promised


a return to the heyday He says he'll create jobs


and improve trade deals. This local steel company


supplies the car industry. They believe the new president


will cut red tape, The boss here hopes Donald Trump


can fill his Government And in the end, if they don't do


it, he'll fire them! It's more complicated,


it's more nuanced. Is he going to be able


to cope with the political, diplomatic challenges?


That remains to be seen. I think he is introducing something


into the political landscape Anything that you take to the parade


is subject to being searched. Tomorrow, they will perform


outside the White House, and this nation will have to march


to a very different beat. STUDIO: Well tomorrow on the final


day of his road trip Jon will be


deep in Donald Trump terriitory in Mobile


in the state of Alabama, at the USS Alabama,


a World War Two battleship And you can watch full coverage


of the inauguration ceremony live from Washington tomorrow


here on BBC One with coverage starting at four


o'clock in the afternoon. Theresa May warns that Britain


is facing a period of momentous change after Brexit -


and needs to forge And coming up: Over and out


for Novak, as he loses to an outsider from Uzbekistan


ranked 117 in the world. Coming up in sport at 1:30pm:


Despite a strong start, England's bowlers fail to control


India's batsmen as Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni both make centuries


in the second one-day international In the next few hours one


of the toughest yacht races in the world is coming to an end -


with Frenchman Armel Le Cleac'h expected to cross the finishing line


first in the Vendee Globe race. It'll mean second place for British


sailor Alex Thomson, who had turned round a disastrous


start and broken two world records Our sports correspondent


Natalie Pirks is at the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne


on France's Atlantic coast. He's battled everything


the ocean has thrown at him, eating only freeze dried noodles


and jelly, and survived on as little as 20 minutes' sleep


every few hours. It's a fair bet Alex Thomson's


last few weeks have been When he set off with 28


other boats on the 6th yachtsman waved goodbye to his wife


and two young children and attempted for the fourth time to become


the first Briton to win the Vendee Globe in


the race's 27 year history. In fact, the only Briton to win any


kind of solo nonstop round the world race was Thomson's mentor,


Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, in 1969. When Thomson arrives back


here at Les Sables d'Olonne in the early hours of tomorrow


morning, he'll have racked up between 25,000 and 30,000 nautical


miles, been past Point Nemo, the furthest point from civilisation


on Earth, and battled 23 foot waves. He's making it look easy


but it's far from it. Probably the most difficult sporting


challenge left on the planet today. When people ask for a photo


we always say several thousand people have now climbed


Mount Everest and over 400 people have been into orbit,


into outer space, but less than 100 people have managed


to sail single-handedly For Alex there have


been good moments... This is the southern


ocean and it's sunny. And moments over Christmas


where his family worried His team believe if it wasn't for


hitting something and ripping one of his hydrofoil is clean off just two


weeks after the start, he'd already be back, having Bunn in record time.


He's gone to around 80 miles behind the leader, Armel Le Cleac'h. It


helps that earlier this week he smashed the world record for the


greatest distance sailed solo in 24 hours. A new record. His rival knows


he's been hot on his tail. It seems he will get his wish, a win from


Thompson now looks impossible, barring a major technical problem


for Armel Le Cleac'h. But when Thomson arrives back not only will


his family be waiting for him, but his team also have promised to have


one hand the two thinks he has craved during his epic voyage, a hot


burger and a cold beer. Natalie Pirks, BBC News, Bundy. -- Vendee.


Conservative controlled Surrey Council is to hold a referendum on


whether to increase council tax by 15% to fund improved social care in


the county. The Council says it has a huge gap in its budget as a result


of cuts from Westminster. The area includes the constituencies of the


Chancellor and the Health Secretary. A new initiative has been announced


to fight three deadly diseases scientists believe could spark


the next global epidemic. It aims to develop vaccines quickly


for Mers, Lassa fever Our global health correspondent


Tulip Mazumdar has more. What will hit us next in the great


global lottery of disease outbreaks? Maybe a virus we already know about,


or perhaps a totally new one. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa


exposed how utterly unprepared More than 11,000 people died,


partly because there were no The research charity


the Wellcome Trust is part of a new coalition which is concerned


that the next outbreak could be even deadlier, especially


if it's an airborne virus. We've got lucky so far,


but the world has major gaps for infections we know


about which could cause Ebola-like events, but then spread around


the world very quickly, and that puts the world in a very,


very vulnerable place. Scientists have identified three


obscure viruses they want Nipah virus spread to


humans from fruit bats. The disease can cause


swelling of the brain. Outbreaks have mainly


occurred in Bangladesh. Lassa fever is common


in West Africa. It kills around 5000


people every year. The last one is Mers -


Middle East respiratory syndrome. It is believed to be


spread by camels. It's killed more than 650 people,


mostly here in Saudi Arabia. This lab in Oxford is one


of the research facilities trying to come up with a vaccine to protect


people against Mers. It's one of the most


advanced vaccines out there. This is the clinical bio


manufacturing facility and this Now, it will be scaled up


over the coming months, and it's expected that hundreds


of vials of this will be ready for human trials


by the end of the year. If this vaccine does work,


it could still take a decade or so to get it to those


who need it. Historically money for these obscure


viruses hasn't been forthcoming, and the regulatory process


is long and complex. This sort of research takes


years and costs hundreds These labs also worked on the Ebola


vaccine. We got safety data in Oxford, yet those vaccines were not


being used in West Africa where the Ebola outbreak was happening and


people were dying of the disease while we were testing the vaccines.


We don't want to be in that situation again. This sort of


research takes years and costs hundreds of millions of dollars.


It may not be any of these


three viruses that cause the next


epidemic, but if it is, putting time and money and now


could stop small outbreaks becoming the next global health emergency.


TV commercials - you either love them or hate them -


but which ads were the most complained about last year?


Well, the advertising regulator says Moneysupermarket's TV


commercials got the most, with almost 2500 complaints


about the series of ads which feature dancing builders


and businessmen in hot pants and stilettos.


Our media correspondent David Sillito reports.


It's been all over the outbreaks, the man in the suit with the hot


pants and high heels. In the list of most complained about adverts the


various different dancing commercials appear not once, not


twice, but three times. Moneysupermarket, 2500 complaints.


What were the problems people had with it? They had three places in


our top ten and the complaints were all about provocative dance moves.


Some people perceived the move is to be too overtly sexual for the time


of day it was shown. And crucially for us, the test is does it cause


serious and widespread offence. We thought in this case some people


might think is in bad taste, other people might think it's fun, but we


thought it didn't cross the boundary into serious and widespread offence,


so we didn't uphold those complaints. So lots of complaints


but no ban. It was the same for this, in which blind footballers


mistake a ball with a bell for a cat's jangling collar. It topped the


complaints list in 2010. Six years later the complaints are still


pouring in. We came to the conclusion it's fine firstly because


the English blind football team were actually very complimentary about


how we presented blind people. But they were not unhappy, but what


about the cat? Crucially on the cat, the advert was shown after kids'


programmes had finished and very few kids would be watching it so we came


to the conclusion it's the right side of the line and happily the cat


is shown alive and well. Both then our choices about the boundary of


offence but some con plaint about adverts that were not on the list,


the hard-fought referendum campaign drew anger from both sides but the


advertising Standards Authority doesn't do politics. David Sillito,


BBC News. Britain's courgette


crisis continues. The on-trend vegetable


is still missing from many supermarket shelves,


with consumers taking to social Many are blaming the rise


of courgetti for the shortage, but suppliers say it's down


to the cold winter. Well, as our correspondent


Judith Moritz reports, the courgette is not the only


vegetable in short supply. The common courgette isn't normally


thought of as a delicacy, but the vegetable is in such short supply


it's fast becoming a luxury item. Prices are double what they were a


year ago and these vegetable wholesaler that London's new Covent


Garden market are feeling the effects. Some of the green stuff has


really been affected and things we want to bring in are just too


expensive. Normally courgette far six or seven pounds, they are now


?22. I've been in this trade for 40 odd years and I've never known


anything as bad as this, where everything is so dear. This is the


reason why. Sunny Spain is currently snowy Spain. The south-east of the


country usually supplies 80% of Europe's fresh produce in winter


mods but neither was a spare characterless snowman many crops


have been hit hard by the big freeze. -- there was a spare carrot


for this snowman. Many shops are out of courgettes and there's the


inevitable social media hashtag. It's not just supermarket shelves


that are running low. Online shoppers are struggling. Websites


for Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco's were all showing courgettes


as unavailable this morning. Leeds market this morning you could get


courgettes, but at a price. Our core customers coming for a bargain,


because things are cheap and good. Courgettes, broccoli, cauliflower As


and a few other things have gone the roots. We shouldn't get panicky,


it's just a courgette. Not all shops are reporting shortages.


Supermarkets say they are working to improve supplies and it shouldn't be


long before the courgette crisis is over.


There's been a big upset in the world of tennis today.


The defending champion Novak Djokovic has been knocked out


Djokovic - a six-time winner of the tournament,


who's ranked number two in the world - lost in five sets in Melbourne


to Denis Istomin, a wild card entry from Uzbekistan.


Our sports correspondent Joe Wilson reports.


Denis Istomin, 12 years into his career, four and a half


The world number 117 from Uzbekistan wasn't simply trying to stay


with Novak Djokovic - he was trying to break him,


to find something more than he'd ever located before.


Jealousy, suggested Shakespeare, is the green eyed monster.


Istomin's spectacles reflects his poor eyesight,


To begrudge him this moment of glory would be desperately unfair,


and Novak Djokovic, six times winner of the Australian Open,


has learned in recent times to deal with defeat.


Of course I was not pleased with my performance overall,


but, you know, I have to congratulate my opponent today.


Well, Djokovic's departure should benefit Andy Murray


more than anyone else, considering Murray only tends


Jamie Murray's already out in the doubles.


Kyle Edmund lost and so did Heather Watson, defeated


by little-known American nearest the camera, Jennifer Brady.


10-8 in the third set and Watson had five match points.


But in dark blue here, Britain's Johanna Konta beat


talented Naomi Osaka in straight sets.


This is southern Spain. Wintry weather has been causing problems in


the Mediterranean. This picture from the south-east Spain is an example


of the scenes we have been seeing. Winter really has taken hold across


many parts of continental Europe. These are the afternoon highs this


afternoon across many central and eastern areas temperatures will not


get above freezing. As areas of low pressure move into the cold air


across south-eastern Spain and also as we saw earlier on Italy, we have


seen some significant snowfall and there is the more of that to come.


Back home, high pressure is in charge. For others that means more


on the way of quiet weather. Some of us seeing sunny scenes like this,


this from Cornwall. This is not the scene for everyone. A little further


north in structure it looks a bit more like this this morning. A lot


of cloud, as you can see the satellite picture, across much of


the Northern two thirds of the British Isles. Southern areas


bathing in that sunshine and will continue to do so this afternoon. It


was a chilly start. Temperatures this morning around -5, minus 60-7,


and they will struggle to recover as we go through the afternoon. It is


the southern areas that see the best of the sunshine. In the Midlands, a


zone of murky weather, gloomy, cloudy conditions. Across northern


England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, there's a lot of cloud.


Slightly mild, temperatures 8-9dC. A few pockets of brightness and


sunshine in the north-east of Scotland. Where we do have the clear


spells across the far north-east there could be patchy frost tonight.


Many northern and central areas will not get a frost tonight. There will


be too much cloud for that. Further south, clear, starry skies. Another


widespread frost in the countryside. We could get to -6 minus seven


Celsius. Tomorrow, the coldest places at the start of the day see


the best of the sunshine through the day. We will see a bit of a change


across the Midlands, Wales, perhaps Northern Ireland. The cloud should


tend to roll in the way way of sunshine. The further north you are,


up into Scotland, more in the way of cloud. Here, a slightly chilly day


to come. That takes as nicely into the weekend. Still quiet, with high


pressure in charge, but this weather front could be a bit troublesome on


Saturday. It will bring some thicker cloud. It will bring the godlike


shower. Rain showers, yes, but perhaps sleet and snow showers.


Nothing disruptive, but northern and eastern areas could see a shower. A


chilly day on Saturday. Mainly dry. A fair amount of cloud. A chilly


weekend at home, but nothing like the disruptive winter weather that


has been gripping continental Europe.


A reminder of our main story this lunchtime.


Theresa May warns that Britain is facing a period of momentous


change after Brexit, and needs to forge


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