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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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