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America will build a wall on the Mexican border,


says President Trump, as he prepares to unveil plans


He's expected to set in motion his election pledge


to build the 2,000 mile long wall and explain how it will be paid for.


And it's understood he'll sign executive orders to restrict


immigration and impose tougher visa regulations on a number


We will have the latest from Washington and from Mexico.


Also on the programme this lunchtime....


I can confirm to the house that the plan will be set out in a White


Paper published to this house. A climb-down for the Prime Minister


as Theresa May says she will publish her plan for Brexit in a white paper


for parliament's scrutiny. High heels, make up


and revealing clothes - women are experiencing widespread


discrimination when it comes We report on the rise of


the counterfeit industry in China - fakes that are so good even the Lego


boss can't tell the difference. This is Lego. This is Lego, you're


telling me? This is not Lego. It's trying to be Lego, is my assessment


of it. Out of Vogue - after


25 years at the helm, the editor of British Vogue,


Alexandra Shulman, And coming up in the


sport on BBC News... Serena Williams has backed


Britain's Joanna Konta to be a future Australian Open champion -


despite knocking her out in Good afternoon, and welcome


to the BBC News at One. Donald Trump is promising a "big


day" on national security today, as he makes good on his


pre-election promises to crack down on immigration, and


tighten internal security. He's expected to give details of how


America will build its wall along He's also expected to halve


the number of refugees allowed into the US,


and tighten visa controls on visitors from a number


of predominantly Muslim countries. Opponents have reacted


with alarm to the plans, as David Willis now


reports from Washington. We're going to have our


borders nice and strong. It was the soundtrack


to Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president -


a call to build a wall along America's southern


border with Mexico. Now he seems set to press ahead


with measures he believes are vital to stemming the illegal flow


of immigrants into The President on his


Twitter account said simply: He's vowed to make Mexico


pay for it what's more, although the Mexican government


has refused to do so. TRANSLATION: We recognise


that the United States has a right to build the wall,


even though we don't like it. But it's another thing to get


a neighbouring country to pay We have said many times


that this is unacceptable. It's the clear position


of the Mexican government Later in the week, to round off


a busy start to his presidency, Mr Trump is expected to sign


executive orders, closing America's borders to refugees,


and limiting access to citizens from seven African and


Middle Eastern countries - countries the administration


believes export terrorism. They're mainly Muslim countries,


but the mantra of the Trump A country that traditionally


has opened its doors to immigrants is about to head


in the opposite direction. In a moment we'll talk


to our correspondent in Washington, but first let's go to


Will Grant in Mexico City. The big question is how this school


is going to be paid. -- this wall. There is a lot that Mexicans may


disagree with, but if there is one thing they can rally around it their


hatred, their complete rejection of this wall. I bet the body from the


top politicians to workers in car factories -- everybody, from the top


politicians to ordinary people up and down the country reject this


Friday and their clear that Mexico will not pay for it. That's what


they say. This is having a great impact on the popularity of the


President here, and wreak a Pena Nieto, who is due to meet Mr Trump


in Washington, DC on the 31st. It has hit him hard, he's facing the


lowest popularity figures of any Mexican President for two decades.


It is his handling of this particular issue that has hurt him


so hard. As far as Mexicans are concerned, they simply will not be


paying for this - either before or after the event, in terms of


remittances, some kind of control of taxes, whatever it is that Mr Trump


is proposing, you can be very sure that Mexicans will oppose it. Thank


you. And we can speak to our


correspondent in Washington, President Trump has promised a lot


more detail on national security, but he's also said he will have more


detail and an investigation that he has announced he will launch this


morning into voter fraud. It's interesting. Donald Trump won the


election here fair and square under the rules of the constitution, he


won 33 states, 306 electoral votes, but he didn't win the popular vote.


Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes than him countrywide, and he


doesn't like it one bit. Several times he said that there has been


voter fraud. He is now announced this investigation. There is no


evidence of voter fraud on anything like that scale. I think his aides


will be pulling their hair out this morning because this kind of thing


is likely to overshadow what should be a very big day for him in terms


of fulfilling one of his promises - the wall. Plus those other measures


on immigration. We are looking at a potential temporary ban on refugees


coming into the United States. 85,000 came in last year. That will


have a huge impact worldwide. And again these huge views of


restrictions on seven countries from North Africa and the Middle East,


pending the imposition on what they are going to call in the long run


"Extreme vetting." That could all be subject to legal challenge,


particularly because they are predominantly Muslim country. The


lawyers could say it is discriminating on religious grounds


and that is unconstitutional. Thank you, both.


And you can get much more on these first days of the Trump presidency.


That's 100 Days with Katty Kay in Washington, and Christian Fraser


The Prime Minister has backed down in the Commons after pressure to


publish the UK's plans on how the UK will leave the European Union.


Theresa May now says the government will publish a formal White Paper


for scrutiny. She had been under pressure from Labour MPs and a


number of conservatives to produce a policy document. It will be separate


from the legislation MPs will vote on, which would trigger the process


of leaving the EU. A bizarre political correspondent.


-- here is our political correspondent.


Off to the Commons. Yesterday a Supreme Court ruled against the


Prime Minister, forcing her to consult parliament before starting


formal Brexit negotiations. That wasn't enough for some MPs who


complained about the lack of a clear vision of the government's plans.


Order, questions to the Prime Minister.


But today she sought to seize the initiative with an unexpected


announcement. I can confirm to the house that our


plan will be set out in a White Paper.


A White Paper, formerly setting up the government's approach, was a


central demand of the opposition. The Labour leaders struggle to


rethink his attack. Because we know when this like paper


is going to be available to us -- could we know when this White Paper


is going to be available to us and why it's taken so long to get a?


Theresa May said the timing was less important than negotiating a good


deal. C and others asked for a White


Paper. I've been clear there will be a White Paper. What I'm also clear


about is that the Right Honourable gentleman always ask about process.


About the means to the end. I miss government focusing on the outcomes.


With focusing... -- I and this government. Jeremy Corbyn was


determined that it would mean cutting taxes on big business.


Will she offer some clarity and some certainty and withdraw the threat to


destroy the social sector -- structure of this country by turning


us into the bargain basement she clearly threatens?


Tomorrow the government will publish the deal to get Parliament's


improvement for starting formal Brexit negotiations. Ministers are


confident they can get it through without significant setbacks. But


long and complex battles lie ahead. Let's speak to our Assistant


Poltiical Editor, Norman Smith. How big a climb-down is this for the


Prime Minister? Well, make no mistake, it is a climb-down because


Downing Street have repeatedly rebuffed the idea of publishing a


White Paper. I was speaking to some of Mrs May's people this morning and


they said they would not publish a White Paper because if they get MPs


out they will move onto demanding something else. And in the Commons


Mrs May gets up and says, we are going to publish. But it strikes me


as quite a crafty climb-down because politically this is a concession Mrs


May was perhaps always planning to make. Because governments almost


always published a White Paper before they going to negotiations


about other EU treaties. So she may always have intended to do this. And


you sense that for many conservatives, this will keep them


on board. Because there were a group of Tory MPs poised to side with


opposition politicians to vote against Mrs May and demanded White


Paper. So she has defused that and wrong-footed Jeremy Corbyn, who


lined up in the Commons to ask her a whole are critical questions about


the White Paper. He was left somewhat trying to find his way. So,


yes, it's the climb-down. But it's quite a clever climb-down. And one


which Mrs May must always have intended to make. One other thing to


say, in the last few minutes we've been told by Downing Street that the


bill to trigger article 50 will be published tomorrow. That is going to


be the next focus of possible argy-bargy over Brexit, as MPs look


at that and decide what sort of amendments they want to table. So


that is going to be the next big bust up over Brexit.


Thank you. A man has been arrested


in connection with alleged threats against the campaigner Gina Miller,


who led the Brexit court case The 50-year-old man was arrested in


London's Knightsbridge this morning. Our legal correspondent,


Clive Coleman, is here. What more can you tell us? Officers


from the Met's anti-cyber crime unit, Operation Vulcan, the rest of


this 50-year-old man this morning in Knightsbridge this morning on


suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communication. The arrest


is in connection with a complaint made on the 6th of November by Gina


Miller. She's the woman who successfully challenged the


government's plans to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty


without an act of Parliament. She won her case at the Court yesterday.


It relates to threats made online and a second unrelated comment


believed to have been made by the same suspect in August 20 16. The


arrested man is currently in custody at a central London police station.


As part of the same investigation, we are told that the police issued


eight cease and desist notices to various individuals around the UK.


They do what they say on the tin. Those notices that they if you don't


stop the behaviour you're involved with, that could lead to police


action. Speaking to me in December following the Supreme Court hearing,


Gina Miller outline the general nature of the threats she has faced.


The sexual violence is very vile and I wouldn't like to say,


but anything you can probably imagine is what I've


Then there have been particular death threats


about slitting my throat, or beheading me, or whatever it is.


Today's arrest is separate from the arrest by officers from the same Met


unit in early December, during the Supreme Court hearing itself, of a


55-year-old man in Swindon on suspicion of the same offence. He


was released on bail. Clive, thank you.


David Cameron has called for more funding for dementia


research as he revealed that he is the new president of


The former Prime Minister says the focus on Alzheimers research


lags too far behind that for cancer and strokes.


He says he wants to "win the battle of priorities" because dementia


shouldn't be written off as "an inevitability of later life".


The laws which ban sexist dress rules at work aren't


being enforced properly, according to a group of MPs.


It follows the case of a woman who was sent home from her job


at an accountancy firm for not wearing high heeled shoes,


while the same company had no dress code for men.


When MPs began to investigate the story, they were inundated


with complaints from women with similar experiences.


The receptionist who wouldn't give in. Nicola Thorp refused to wear


heels between 2-4 inches high. She kept her flat shoes on, was sent


home without pay, and now MPs have taken up are caused. The report is


great because it doesn't just focus on high heels. This was never just


about a pair of shoes. It's about how women are viewed in the


workplace. There's so much pressure on women to not just look


professional, but to look attractive.


MPs heard from hundreds of women who said they had hurt their backs,


wearing crippling pain and thought being forced to wear heels was


sexist. Now there is a call for awareness campaigns and bigger fines


for employers. It's just common sense. If people


use their common sense. There are a lot of people wearing flat shoes


now, which is the fashion. That's what it should be. You shouldn't


have to totter around in high heels if you don't want to. Dress codes at


work have to comply with health and safety regulation to reduce the risk


of injury, and with the equality act which bans dissemination.


While there was likely to be differences between the way men and


women present themselves, what is applied should be reasonable, which


applies to heavy make-up, too. The government says what happened to


Nicola Thorp over high heels was unlawful. But MPs have found that


the pressure on women is widespread and most would like to see something


done about it. You're wearing high heels. Have you been forced?


Definitely not. Looking smart is subjective. Wearing flat shoes


doesn't necessarily make you look not smart. If I feel comfortable in


heels, I will. But if I don't, I don't think I have two. It should


not be a thing. I think there is a feeling that


wearing high heels is more feminine, that it is smarter. I've never been


told to wear heels. If you were, what would you do? I would be very,


very put off working for that company. The campaign over high


heels has highlighted the tyranny some women feel subjected to over


their appearance. MPs are saying more still needs to be done to make


sure they comes into work in the shoes they choose.


Donald Trump is to unveil his plans to build a wall with Mexico,


stop refugees entering the US, and tighten visa controls


As the cold snap continues, reports of a sharp rise


in the number of people sleeping rough on England's streets.


Liverpool playmaker Phillippe Coutinho has signed


a new five-year contract, worth around ?150,000 a week, making him


the highest-paid player at the club.


China may be one the world's biggest producers of many of the things


we buy, but it's also gaining a reputation as one of the world's


Some of the most famous high street brands are losing out


on billions of pounds in trade, because of counterfeiters.


Their merchandise is often so good, it's impossible to tell


the difference between what's real and what's not, as our correspondent


in Beijing, Robin Brant, found out when he went to speak


Billions and billions of these little plastic bricks have been sold


the world over, and now Lego is betting big on China.


What started out with hand-cut bricks in Denmark in 1949 is now


a $100 million state-of-the-art operation near Shanghai.


But they are not the only ones doing it.


Copies like this and fakes or counterfeits are prolific in China.


Lego is currently suing the firm behind this copycat Star Wnrs model.


So how easy is it to spot the difference?


We bought a real one and a copycat and asked the experts.


If you have to ask me to guess, I would say this one, maybe.


The truth is, they look and feel almost identical.


The copy's so good, in fact, that even the boss of that huge


I would say this is Lego and this is not.


Bought from Toy'R'Us yesterday, built by my daughter.


It is trying to be Lego, is my assessment of it.


Lego is not the only foreign firm investing big in China but having


White Evoques like this sell particulalrly well.


But the British firm has been powerless to stop this.


Tucked away on a Shanghai side street, this is a Land Wind.


It's similar on the inside and very, very similar on the outside,


This is our copycat that caught people out.


You can buy him and the real thing on the huge online


They took down thousands of links to copycat Lego products last year


alone, but the toy maker is still pursuing manufacturers


in the courts because even the boss cannot tell the difference.


There's been a big increase in the number


of people sleeping rough - with more than half the councils


Overall more than 4,000 people a night were sleeping rough last


year - a 16% increase on the year before.


The homelessness charity Crisis says the numbers are going up


From Birmingham, Seema Kotecha, sent this report.


As the darkness creeps in, the wind chill begins to bite.


Those who have nowhere to go look for shelter.


With outreach worker Paul, we come across Bob, who has been


Well, I'm used to being alone, I have done that for most


of my life, but sometimes I like a bit of company.


I did have some people who'd used to come and sit here and talk to me.


Yeah, I've got virtually everything I need.


The number of rough sleepers in England has increased


Local authority counts and estimates show that in autumnm 2015


But counts carried out in November last year show


Well as we were walking by Paul just stopped to check up on this


He said that he was in a lot of pain.


He said he had actually been assaulted in the night.


So Paul called the paramedics and they're just making sure he's OK.


We think they're probably going to have to take him


to hospital because it seems there is something


We were told he was discharged later that day.


Some charities blame council cuts for putting more vulnerable


Local authority budgets have been reduced by around 20% over the past


six years which they say have led to fewer services.


Homelessness is affected by austerity, the cuts that have


come down from nationally, the cuts to the NHS,


local authorities and also those in terms of benefit caps,


that has a huge impact on why people are on the streets.


Birmingham City council are doing a lot to try to reduce this


by partnership work, we are working with key agencies,


we are doing outreach, surgeries, and we are actually listening


The government says by 2020 it will have invested


more than ?500 million on tackling homelessness.


But with a further squeeze on council spending expected


in April, there are concerns that hostels and shelters


Four school children, all under the age of 13,


have been taken to hospital after taking cocaine,


It happened at Broadstone Middle School at Poole in Dorset.


Our correspondent, Duncan Kennedy, is there.


A strange and potentially very disturbing incident. It happened on


January the 3rd although it has only just come to light. What seems to


have happened judging from what the police and headteacher said is that


the pupil turned up the school, we do not know how old they wear, with


white powder. Three other children then became involved, they all


thought it was sweets but for some reason the alarm is raised, police


were called to the school. Also Southwest ambulance who turn up and


check over the children. The children are sent to hospital as a


precaution, given a check over and sent home and police said there was


no suggestion that the children ingested anything. The police are


confirming that this was cocaine. We have no further details than that.


What the headteacher saying, is that we would like to reassure parents


that the incident was dealt with swiftly and in line with our


policies. She went on to say police enquiries are ongoing regarding the


incident and as such we are unable to comment any further. So far as


Dorset Police, all we're saying is that a 32-year-old man has been


arrested on drugs offences, he has been bailed to appear again in


February and their enquiries are continuing. No further details of


the moment but those for children involved are said to be safe and


well and did not ingest anything although it has been confirmed that


this was cocaine. Women MPs say they're experiencing


unprecedented levels Around two thirds said


they felt "less safe", following the murder of the Labour


MP, Jo Cox, last summer. Some reported death threats,


with more than half of those questioned by the BBC saying


they had had physical threats. Our political correspondent,


Ellie Price, has more. NEWSREEL: It gives me the greatest


pleasure to introduce to you the new It took a long time to get


women into Parliament. The first female MP to take


her seat, Nancy Astor, They fought and died to get


representation in Parliament, but now modern women MPs


face their own struggle. Right, so what you're looking


at are tweets, the abusive tweets Anne McLaughlin MP won't read


the abuse she receives online, which is just as well,


it's deeply personal. It's very tempting if you're alone


at night and nobody can see you if you get upset and you cry,


to just have a look. But it is not just hurtful


insults on social media, there's an even darker side of death


threats and violence. Jo Cox was murdered outside her


constituency surgery last June. Such threats are of course faced


by male Members of Parliament too, but two thirds of the female MPs


we spoke to say they have felt And well over half have


received a physical threat I've had death threats


towards myself and my family, one of which the police


are investigating. And one where an extremely graphic


image of a beheaded corpse was sent to me with the threat that,


you know, for the life I have young children,


so I take that extremely seriously. This is the room where


I hold my surgeries. Tulip Siddique, begrudgingly, now


makes sure she has security whenever Well, this building


is a secure building, there is a police presence outside,


the staff are very supportive, It's all paints rather a grim


picture and certainly the majority of MPs we spoke to say


they are concerned that hearing about this sort of abuse might put


off good new people, good new women, from


wanting to become MPs. In fact a third of those we heard


from said they had considered giving up their job here in Parliament


because of it. And the majority we heard from say,


despite the difficulties, the job is a privilege and well


worth the flak. She's the editor who persuaded


the Duchess of Cambridge to appear on the front of the centenary


edition of Vogue, but today Alexandra Shulman, has said she's


stepping down from the job She's been in charge


for a quarter of a century, but she said she now wanted


to "experience a different life". In the world of high fashion and the


catwalk show you know where you stand, by where you sit. For 25


years the front row seat of British fashion has belonged to Alexandra


Shulman. In a world all about what is new she has been a constant


figure in an era in which British fashion blossomed with names like


Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. I think the white... While


British folk has just celebrated its 100th anniversary and is still at


the top of the fashion prestige list, it has been a torrid time in


the magazine business. Online now offers alternative ways for people


to get their fashion fix. Always unnerving then when someone with a


reputation for knowing what works, goes. It has also gone is a fashion


editor who never really seemed like a typical fashion editor. Calm,


reserved, a recent documentary wondered why in a world of high


emotion, she seemed to be immune to the high anxiety of fashion. You do


not seem like someone who carries much stress with you. I know, it is


amazing. I've never seemed like someone who carries stress. But you


do. Yes. 20 years ago she had faced criticism in an era of so-called


heroin chic and a super skinny models and by the end she questioned


designers why fashion clothes had to be so tiny. And unlike other


editors, her personal style was not controlled by the dictates of


fashion. She rather stood out for being strangely normal.


Finally it is the last of the foggy days, it caused a few issues again


at the airports and on the road. Captured by one of our Weather


Watchers in temperature. The early morning mist has cleared to reveal


some sunny skies in Nottinghamshire and again we have a mixture of


weather today. A slice of sunshine for North and west England and


Wales. Northern Ireland and Scotland staying mainly cloudy. Visibility is


slowly picking up across eastern counties of England. When the fog


has gone it stays gone which is good news. A fine afternoon for Northern


counties of England. Pretty cloudy across Northern Ireland with some


showers possible. Some rain in the Western Isles but mild in the


Highlands with temperatures of up to 13 degrees. Overnight tonight the


wind picks up and we see cloudy skies spreading across much of the


country. With that we could have some hill fog across the tops of the


Pennines and some drizzle falling. Another cold night for England and


Wales and even some frost possible in Scotland but Northern Ireland


stays frost free. The coldest temperatures again in the


countryside, a possible minus six degrees in the north of Scotland. On


Thursday we begin with a lot of cloud again, thick enough for some


drizzle. And brightening up through the day but the brisk wind drag in


some cold continental air. That will make the weather feel below freezing


in places. Heading on into Friday, a subtle change in way the wind is


coming from. Starting to come up from the Bay of this guy so mild


direction. And eventually across western and southern areas we should


see temperatures rising. Some rain in the West. -- they've Biscay. Up


to 10 degrees towards Plymouth but still cold for Scotland and North


East England. Looking at the weather into the weekend, a mixed bag. On


Saturday staying quiet and settled with heavy showers and some of those


could fall as snow over the high ground in Scotland. But by Sunday


some slightly colder air spreading to most parts of UK but with that


the weather becomes a bit drier with some spells. So cloudy weekend with


showers by Sunday it is improving. So a cold day coming up tomorrow


with bitter wind coming up from the continent.


A reminder of our main story this lunchtime.


Donald Trump is to unveil his plans to build a wall with Mexico,


stop refugees entering the US, and tighten visa controls


And Theresa May has said she will publish her Brexit plan for the


scrutiny of Parliament


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