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America will build a wall on the Mexican border,

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says President Trump, as he prepares to unveil plans

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He's expected to set in motion his election pledge

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

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

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immigration and impose tougher visa regulations on a number

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We will have the latest from Washington and from Mexico.

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Also on the programme this lunchtime....

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

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

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

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for parliament's scrutiny. High heels, make up

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and revealing clothes - women are experiencing widespread

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discrimination when it comes We report on the rise of

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

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

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

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of it. Out of Vogue - after

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

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Alexandra Shulman, And coming up in the

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sport on BBC News... Serena Williams has backed

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

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despite knocking her out in Good afternoon, and welcome

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

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

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pre-election promises to crack down on immigration, and

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

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

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the number of refugees allowed into the US,

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and tighten visa controls on visitors from a number

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of predominantly Muslim countries. Opponents have reacted

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with alarm to the plans, as David Willis now

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reports from Washington. We're going to have our

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borders nice and strong. It was the soundtrack

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to Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign for president -

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a call to build a wall along America's southern

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border with Mexico. Now he seems set to press ahead

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with measures he believes are vital to stemming the illegal flow

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of immigrants into The President on his

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

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

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has refused to do so. TRANSLATION: We recognise

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

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

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a neighbouring country to pay We have said many times

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that this is unacceptable. It's the clear position

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

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

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executive orders, closing America's borders to refugees,

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and limiting access to citizens from seven African and

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Middle Eastern countries - countries the administration

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believes export terrorism. They're mainly Muslim countries,

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but the mantra of the Trump A country that traditionally

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has opened its doors to immigrants is about to head

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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politicians to ordinary people up and down the country reject this

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

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

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

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

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lowest popularity figures of any Mexican President for two decades.

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

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

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

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

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

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you. And we can speak to our

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correspondent in Washington, President Trump has promised a lot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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particularly because they are predominantly Muslim country. The

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lawyers could say it is discriminating on religious grounds

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and that is unconstitutional. Thank you, both.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of leaving the EU. A bizarre political correspondent.

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-- here is our political correspondent.

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

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Prime Minister, forcing her to consult parliament before starting

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

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

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Order, questions to the Prime Minister.

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But today she sought to seize the initiative with an unexpected

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announcement. I can confirm to the house that our

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plan will be set out in a White Paper.

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

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central demand of the opposition. The Labour leaders struggle to

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rethink his attack. Because we know when this like paper

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

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

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

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deal. C and others asked for a White

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

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

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

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

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determined that it would mean cutting taxes on big business.

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

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

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us into the bargain basement she clearly threatens?

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

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improvement for starting formal Brexit negotiations. Ministers are

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confident they can get it through without significant setbacks. But

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

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

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

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Downing Street have repeatedly rebuffed the idea of publishing a

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

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

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

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

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

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May was perhaps always planning to make. Because governments almost

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always published a White Paper before they going to negotiations

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

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you sense that for many conservatives, this will keep them

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

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opposition politicians to vote against Mrs May and demanded White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thank you. A man has been arrested

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in connection with alleged threats against the campaigner Gina Miller,

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

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London's Knightsbridge this morning. Our legal correspondent,

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

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

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

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suspicion of racially aggravated malicious communication. The arrest

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

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Miller. She's the woman who successfully challenged the

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

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

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It relates to threats made online and a second unrelated comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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but anything you can probably imagine is what I've

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Then there have been particular death threats

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

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

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

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

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was released on bail. Clive, thank you.

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David Cameron has called for more funding for dementia

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research as he revealed that he is the new president of

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The former Prime Minister says the focus on Alzheimers research

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lags too far behind that for cancer and strokes.

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

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

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

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being enforced properly, according to a group of MPs.

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

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at an accountancy firm for not wearing high heeled shoes,

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while the same company had no dress code for men.

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When MPs began to investigate the story, they were inundated

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with complaints from women with similar experiences.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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professional, but to look attractive.

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

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wearing crippling pain and thought being forced to wear heels was

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Definitely not. Looking smart is subjective. Wearing flat shoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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heels has highlighted the tyranny some women feel subjected to over

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

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sure they comes into work in the shoes they choose.

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

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stop refugees entering the US, and tighten visa controls

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As the cold snap continues, reports of a sharp rise

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

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Liverpool playmaker Phillippe Coutinho has signed

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

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the highest-paid player at the club.

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

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

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Some of the most famous high street brands are losing out

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on billions of pounds in trade, because of counterfeiters.

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

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

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

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Billions and billions of these little plastic bricks have been sold

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

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

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

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But they are not the only ones doing it.

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

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

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So how easy is it to spot the difference?

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

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

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The truth is, they look and feel almost identical.

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

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I would say this is Lego and this is not.

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

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

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

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White Evoques like this sell particulalrly well.

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But the British firm has been powerless to stop this.

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

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

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This is our copycat that caught people out.

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

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

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alone, but the toy maker is still pursuing manufacturers

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

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There's been a big increase in the number

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of people sleeping rough - with more than half the councils

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

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year - a 16% increase on the year before.

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The homelessness charity Crisis says the numbers are going up

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From Birmingham, Seema Kotecha, sent this report.

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

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Those who have nowhere to go look for shelter.

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

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

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

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

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Yeah, I've got virtually everything I need.

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The number of rough sleepers in England has increased

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Local authority counts and estimates show that in autumnm 2015

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But counts carried out in November last year show

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

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He said that he was in a lot of pain.

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He said he had actually been assaulted in the night.

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

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

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to hospital because it seems there is something

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We were told he was discharged later that day.

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Some charities blame council cuts for putting more vulnerable

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

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six years which they say have led to fewer services.

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Homelessness is affected by austerity, the cuts that have

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come down from nationally, the cuts to the NHS,

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local authorities and also those in terms of benefit caps,

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

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

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by partnership work, we are working with key agencies,

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

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The government says by 2020 it will have invested

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more than ?500 million on tackling homelessness.

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But with a further squeeze on council spending expected

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in April, there are concerns that hostels and shelters

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Four school children, all under the age of 13,

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have been taken to hospital after taking cocaine,

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It happened at Broadstone Middle School at Poole in Dorset.

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Our correspondent, Duncan Kennedy, is there.

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A strange and potentially very disturbing incident. It happened on

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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no suggestion that the children ingested anything. The police are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February and their enquiries are continuing. No further details of

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

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

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this was cocaine. Women MPs say they're experiencing

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unprecedented levels Around two thirds said

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

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

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with more than half of those questioned by the BBC saying

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they had had physical threats. Our political correspondent,

:25:13.:25:15.

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

:25:16.:25:20.

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

:25:21.:25:23.

women into Parliament. The first female MP to take

:25:24.:25:30.

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

:25:31.:25:33.

representation in Parliament, but now modern women MPs

:25:34.:25:43.

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

:25:44.:25:49.

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

:25:50.:25:53.

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

:25:54.:25:58.

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

:25:59.:26:02.

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

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

:26:11.:26:14.

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

:26:15.:26:21.

threats and violence. Jo Cox was murdered outside her

:26:22.:26:24.

constituency surgery last June. Such threats are of course faced

:26:25.:26:29.

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

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

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received a physical threat I've had death threats

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towards myself and my family, one of which the police

:26:41.:26:45.

are investigating. And one where an extremely graphic

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

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you know, for the life I have young children,

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

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I hold my surgeries. Tulip Siddique, begrudgingly, now

:27:06.:27:10.

makes sure she has security whenever Well, this building

:27:11.:27:12.

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

:27:13.:27:19.

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

:27:20.:27:22.

picture and certainly the majority of MPs we spoke to say

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

:27:30.:27:31.

off good new people, good new women, from

:27:32.:27:34.

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

:27:35.:27:37.

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

:27:38.:27:41.

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

:27:42.:27:43.

despite the difficulties, the job is a privilege and well

:27:44.:27:48.

worth the flak. She's the editor who persuaded

:27:49.:27:52.

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

:27:53.:27:58.

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

:27:59.:28:01.

stepping down from the job She's been in charge

:28:02.:28:04.

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

:28:05.:28:09.

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

:28:10.:28:23.

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

:28:24.:28:31.

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

:28:32.:28:35.

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

:28:36.:28:38.

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

:28:39.:28:43.

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

:28:44.:28:53.

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

:28:54.:28:57.

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

:28:58.:29:02.

the magazine business. Online now offers alternative ways for people

:29:03.:29:06.

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

:29:07.:29:10.

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

:29:11.:29:16.

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

:29:17.:29:18.

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

:29:19.:29:23.

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

:29:24.:29:27.

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

:29:28.:29:32.

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

:29:33.:29:40.

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

:29:41.:29:44.

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

:29:45.:29:49.

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

:29:50.:29:54.

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

:29:55.:29:57.

fashion. She rather stood out for being strangely normal.

:29:58.:30:00.

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

:30:01.:30:17.

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

:30:18.:30:21.

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

:30:22.:30:25.

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

:30:26.:30:32.

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

:30:33.:30:37.

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

:30:38.:30:41.

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

:30:42.:30:48.

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

:30:49.:30:53.

counties of England. Pretty cloudy across Northern Ireland with some

:30:54.:30:57.

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

:30:58.:31:02.

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

:31:03.:31:06.

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

:31:07.:31:10.

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

:31:11.:31:17.

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

:31:18.:31:23.

Wales and even some frost possible in Scotland but Northern Ireland

:31:24.:31:26.

stays frost free. The coldest temperatures again in the

:31:27.:31:32.

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

:31:33.:31:37.

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

:31:38.:31:43.

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

:31:44.:31:47.

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

:31:48.:31:54.

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

:31:55.:31:59.

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

:32:00.:32:03.

direction. And eventually across western and southern areas we should

:32:04.:32:09.

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

:32:10.:32:14.

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

:32:15.:32:18.

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

:32:19.:32:22.

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

:32:23.:32:27.

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

:32:28.:32:31.

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

:32:32.:32:35.

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

:32:36.:32:43.

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

:32:44.:32:47.

with bitter wind coming up from the continent.

:32:48.:32:48.

A reminder of our main story this lunchtime.

:32:49.:32:50.

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

:32:51.:32:53.

stop refugees entering the US, and tighten visa controls

:32:54.:32:55.

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

:32:56.:33:09.

scrutiny of Parliament

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