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The Prime Minister heads to the United States to become


the first world leader to meet the new President.


Theresa May will first address Republican congressmen and say


Britain and America have the chance to lead the world together again.


But Donald Trump's latest comments on supporting torture,


in his first interview as President, are likely to complicate the visit.


Would I feel strongly about water boarding?


As far as I'm concerned, we have to fight fire with fire.


We will be live in Philadelphia for the latest.


Strong consumer spending helped the UK's economy to grow faster


than expected at the end of last year.


A record number of prisoners committed suicide in jails


A DNA breakthrough - police finally solve the mystery


of a body found on Saddleworth Moor a year ago.


And British astonaut Tim Peake on his plans to return to space,


as the Soyez capsule which carried him there and back


Coming up in the sport on BBC News: Roger Federer reaches his first


grand slam final in two years with victory over Swiss


compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the Australian Open.


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.


Theresa May is expected to become the first world leader to meet


America's new President this evening when she addresses Republican


Tomorrow, she will travel to the White House for formal talks.


The Prime Minister is expected to tell her audience


tonight that a "sovereign, global" Britain wants to enhance


But some politicians here have reacted to the meeting


with misgivings, after Mr Trump said he supported the use


Here's our political correspondent, Carole Walker.


Theresa May says her meeting with President Trump will be an


opportunity to renew the special relationship, to discuss a future


trade deal and the importance of strengthening defence and security


cooperation. But how will she respond to the new President's


latest remarks? Some of his advisers do not agree with him but Donald


Trump says he would consider methods such as waterboarding to tackle


international terrorism. When they are chopping off the heads of people


because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East, when


Isis is doing things nobody has heard of since medieval times, but I


feel strongly about waterboarding? As far as I am concerned, we have to


fight fire with fire. I want to do everything in the bounds of what we


can do legally but do I feel it works? Absolutely, I feel it works.


The Foreign Secretary says the Government's stance is clear. The


Prime Minister did answer that question in the House of Commons


yesterday and she was very clear that our principled position and our


objection to torture remains unchanged. The Prime Minister has


said she will not be afraid to stand up to the American President on


issues where they disagree. Yesterday, a senior Tory and the


raised his concerns. President Trump has repeatedly said that he will


bring back torture as an instrument of policy. When she sees him on


Friday, will the Prime Minister make clear that in no circumstances will


she permit Britain to be dragged into facilitating that torture, as


we were after September 11? I can assure my honourable friend that we


have a very clear position on torture, we do not sanction torture,


we do not get involved with that and that will continue to be our


President. As the Prime Minister continues to negotiate Britain's the


from the EU, she has spoken about the importance of loping -- of new


global ties, the EU is our biggest trading market, with more than ?500


billion annually but Theresa May knows the progress of a future US


trade deal would send an important signal. It is very important for


Britain and the United States we have better trade agreements, they


could be even better with the right kind of deal and it is good that we


work together on the main issues around the world. And the British


Government has been very clear in its stance. The Prime Minister will


speak in glowing terms about the importance of the special


relationship when she addresses senior Republicans later. She will


say the US and UK working together to defeat evil have fulfilled the


promise of freedom, liberty and the rights of man, but is under pressure


to confront the American President over remarks which many believe fly


in the face of those ideals. Theresa May knows that establishing a strong


personal rapport will be hugely important. Downing Street said there


may be frank exchanges, but it is clear that renewing the special


relationship will be the priority. Theresa May will address congressmen


later today and President Trump is expected to attend, a big moment for


expected to attend, a big moment for the Prime Minister.


What sort of reception is the Prime Minister likely to get?


I think she will get a warm reception, the chemistry when she


meets Donald Trump tomorrow will be fascinating, you could not really


imagine two different characters in terms of their personal style. The


torture issue is difficult because she will be under a lot of pressure


to raise that. But what she needs to do when she comes here is the


persuade Congress to Republicans when she speaks to them behind me


and the President himself that Britain can negotiate a good


bilateral trade deal once it is out of the European Union. The


difficulty for her is that Donald Trump is in favour of bilateral


trade deals, he really likes them, he hates multilateral deals, but he


likes bilateral deals because he believes America can always get the


upper hand, the better deal. They can effectively get the best out of


those bilateral deals because it is the more powerful country. She will


have to come away from Washington tomorrow with something to show,


some positive words to give some sense of enthusiasm and some bite to


her and her government's view that Britain can exist properly in trade


terms outside the EU. Thank you. Our assistant political editor,


Norman Smith, is in Westminster. Her meeting with President Trump


is certainly going to Well, this was always a meeting


which some people in Westminster were queasy about given the views of


Mr Trump on various issues, but his comments about torture have made it


a lot more problematic. Because this morning, there has been quite a


backlash following his remarks, not just from Labour politicians, senior


Conservatives also unhappy about his remarks on using waterboarding,


saying that is morally indefensible, legally unacceptable. But there are


also security implications because the secured -- the concern is


British spies cannot take advantage of American intelligence because we


do not know if it is screened from using torture. So for Theresa May,


her people will wonder how to manage this, we want the best possible


relations and yet we know Mrs May has said she is quite prepared to be


frank with Mr Dashwood Mr Trump. We will find out in the next couple of


hours exactly how Frank Mrs May is prepared to be.


And an important milestone reached in Parliament


Yes, we have here the Brexit bill to begin the process of taking us out


of the EU. A pared down, stripped down, fast-track bill to be pushed


through the Commons, starting next Tuesday, done and dusted by the


following Wednesday. A number of Labour MPs have said this is not


acceptable, it is an attempt to muzzle MPs and gag parliaments, not


enough time. One of the key developments this lunchtime is


Jeremy Corbyn is to order his MPs to back this bill. A lot of anger among


some Labour MPs over this, with suggestions it could prompt more


resignations from Jeremy Corbyn's team, including from the Shadow


Cabinet, so there is the potential that this bill could lead to another


Jeremy Corbyn leadership crisis. From Westminster, thank you.


Those comments were in the new President's first major interview


Speaking to the American broadcaster ABC, he said protecting the US


Our world affairs correspondent, Paul Adams, reports.


Donald Trump is getting used to his new home, following his


hallowed and not so hallowed footsteps.


Five days after his inauguration, does the 45th


I want to make this a great success for the


American people and for the people that put me in this position, so I


So I can be the most presidential person


ever, other than possibly the great Abe Lincoln, all right?


But I can be the most presidential person, but I


may not be able to do the job nearly as well if I do that.


National security has loomed large in this first week.


President Trump promising once again to suspend


the flow of refugees from several Arab countries.


You're looking at people that come in, in many cases,


They're coming in under false pretences, I don't want that.


I'm going to be the President of a safe


You think this is going to cause a little more


Donald Trump says American interests will always come first.


Listen to what he says he would have done in Iraq.


Well, we should have kept the oil when we got out.


And you know, it's very interesting, had


we taken the oil, you wouldn't have Isis.


Because they fuelled themselves with the oil, that's


So you believe we can go in and take the


These are some of the pictures that were taken.


Last weekend, the White House was furious at the suggestion that


Donald Trump's inauguration had not attracted record crowds.


When you look at this tremendous sea of love, I call


it a sea of love, it's really something special.


That all these people travelled here from all parts


of the country, maybe the world, but all parts


Many of these people were the forgotten men and


But more importantly, they're going to love


Mr Trump says it was only massive voter fraud that


prevented him from winning the popular vote in November.


Most experts say there is simply no evidence.


You've got people who are registered who are dead, who are


illegals, who are in two states, and I will say this.


Of those votes cast, none of them come


Donald Trump has been the most powerful man


A week of decisions and recriminations, able to


start for his legions of fans, an unnerving guns


The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, says the UK's economy


is robust and resilient, but he's warned there may


be uncertainty ahead, as Britain adjusts to


His comments come as official figures show that the economy defied


the expectations of some economists and grew by 0.6% in the final


three months of last year and by 2.0% over 2016.


Our economics editor, Kamal Ahmed, is at the Microsoft


headquarters in Reading, where the Chancellor has been


Yes, famously and rather sarcastically, it was Napoleon that


called Britain a nation of shopkeepers. And frankly, Philip


Hammond is probably pretty glad that we are a nation of consumers. It has


been the services sector of the UK economy, 80% of the UK economy, that


has really lifted those growth figures. Retail, restaurants and


travel agents have all been contributing to those growth


figures. As you say, there were lots of gloomy forecasts about what would


happen to the economy if we voted to leave the European Union, which of


course we did. I kicked off by asking the Chancellor here in


Reading whether this was a pain cancelled or delayed.


Of course, we recognise that as we go into this period of negotiation


with the European Union and as we absorb the impacts of the


depreciation of Stirling last year, there will be more uncertainty ahead


during the course of this year. But the fact the economy is so robust


and resilient going in should give us great cause for optimism about


Britain's future. Of course, Brexit and our


negotiations for leaving the European Union are at least one of


the big unknowns the UK economy, the Chancellor told me there were some


concerns about business investment being delayed because of worries


about that uncertainty. But I asked him whether that period of


uncertainty was now seeming a little shorter than it had initially.


I sense that the period in which our European partners were wanting to


chastise us has passed, has moved on, and actually what people are


looking to do now is look for a practical solution that works for


us, that works for the European Union and that will make all our


people more prosperous in the future.


I think now of course Philip Hammond will be looking towards his next big


event and that is the budget in March. But growth figures for 2016


mean that the Government will have a bit more money to play with because


the Government and its receipts will have increased from taxes, does not


mean we are out of the woods, the Bank of England saying growth for


next year will be lower than forecast for this year, but for the


moment, the UK economy is certainly continuing with that strong, robust


growth that we have seen today. Thank you.


The number of prisoners who committed suicide in jails


in England and Wales last year has reached record levels.


The Ministry of Justice says there were 119 suicides -


the highest number since records began in 1978.


Our home affairs correspondent, Tom Symonds, reports.


Last year, the BBC was given rare access to one Britain's


It didn't take long for our team to come across the mental health


problems driving today's rise in prisoners killing


Another inmate had smashed up his cell, painted its walls.


He said his conditions had been diagnosed,


He said his conditions had been diagnosed, but not well treated.


I am asking for help, but the service seems to be so slow.


From this picture of life behind bars to the figures


354 deaths were recorded in 2015-16, up more


119 were self-inflicted, another record.


And there were more than 25,000 assaults, yet again a record.


The Government's focus has been on restoring


numbers of prison officers, which had previously been cut.


We are investing an extra ?100 million, 2,500 extra prison


officers across the estate, so that we are able


to have a caseload of one prison officer for every six prisoners


enabling us to give support and challenge to help them


turn their lives around, but also making sure


that they are kept safe while they are in prison.


It's a very serious situation and I've acknowledged that.


If she's going to be serious about saving lives and making


prisons safer, and making prisons work better to serve


putting in more staff is only one thing.


She has in the end to reduce the number of people in them.


Prisons are overflowing, they're rat infested,


cockroach infested, and they're festering with crime.


Getting tough with prisoners is easy politics for the Government.


Increasing officer numbers is achievable, yet brings


But cutting the number of people in prison, well,


The Prime Minister heads to the United States to become


the first world leader to meet the new president.


The last of the Dambusters - a petition to honour George Johnson


Coming up in sport at 1:30pm: Will England captain Eoin Morgan be


made to rue putting India into bat in Kanpur?


We'll have the latest from the first Twenty20 international,


as England look to take the early advantage.


He spent 186 days in space on board the International Space Station -


and the British astronaut Tim Peake says he's going back for more.


The 44-year-old says he's excited about returning,


and looking forward to seeing the spectacular view


He's been talking about his plans at London's Science Museum,


where the Soyuz spacecraft that launched him into orbit


and returned him to Earth went on public display today.


Our science correspondent Pallab Ghosh is there.


So here it is, the space capsule that took Tim Peake into space. And


as you said, it's now on permanent display here at the Science Museum.


Early today, Tim and his capsule were reunited for the first time


since he returned to Earth. It's been to the Space Station


and back, and now the final leg The capsule that sent


Tim Peake into orbit The Soyuz has landed -


at the Science Museum in London. It's like unwrapping a Christmas


present for the staff here, revealing a singed, scorched piece


of Britain's scientific history. He was inside when he first


experienced the wonders of space. And he was looking through this


very window when he saw what it was like to re-enter


the Earth's atmosphere. And now he's been told he'll be


given another mission to the Space Station,


in a few years' time. It's great news for myself


and my colleagues that we're going to get the opportunity


for a second mission back It's wonderful news for the future


of European space travel. The Science Museum want the display


to be an inspiration Well, just knowing


it's been in space. You can actually really


smell the capsule. It's smaller than


I expected as well. Tim came back to Earth


in his capsule last year. It is now a celebration of Britain's


recent history of sending The return to Earth is the most


exciting ride of all time in space. You feel the G build-up and you can


see the outside surface bubbling away as you come


through the atmosphere. The parachutes open up


and you bump down on the ground. Many of the children


here want to follow in Tim and Helen's footsteps,


but not all of them. Everyone here is really excited,


especially at the news that Tim is going to get another mission to the


space station. We don't know exactly when, but it will be some time,


probably, between 1919 -- between 2019, and 2024, so not long to wait


before we can relive all that excitement of last year, all over


again. The number of cars being built in


the UK has reached a 17-year high - because of continued economic


recovery in Europe. The Society of Motor Manufacturers


and Traders says more than 1.7 million vehicles were made


last year - but they warned that investment in the industry


is falling due to uncertainty about Our industry correspondent


John Moylan reports. It's a British brand that's in


demand the world. This is the new Discovery, the latest model from


Midlands -based Jaguar Land Rover. Last year, more than 540,000 cars


rolled off JLR's production lines, making it Britain's biggest


car-maker. We had a fantastic December. Sales in January remains


strong as well. In fact even in markets like China, we have the best


sales month in our history in December. In 2016 UK plants produced


more than 1.7 million cars, a 17 year high. And we exported record


numbers. 1.35 million, more than half of that went to the EU. But


investment fell to ?1.6 billion, down around one third on the


previous year. That's falling investment would appear to be the


clearest sign yet that -- the clearest sign yet that Brexit is


having an impact and that the uncertainties surrounding our future


trading arrangements has caused some investment to be put on hold.


Anecdotally we are getting comments from an array of our members that


effectively left -- they are sitting on their hands, waiting to see what


the future will hold and waiting for the greater certainty about future


relationships with Europe. Despite the vote to leave the EU last year


Nissan said it would build two new models here, after receiving support


and assurances from the government. Aston Martin and McLaren also


announced major investment funds. But Brexit means the UK now has to


negotiate a new trade deal with the EU and some fear the prolonged


negotiations could prove highly damaging. So we want to see


preferably as much access to the single market. If that is not


maintained, then there is the question about investment in the UK


in the car industry and how many plants will remain here in the long


term. The industry wants tariff free trade with the EU to keep our car


exports growing. Production is set to hit an all-time high by the end


of the decade. The big unknown is what will happen after that. John


Moylan, BBC News. The mystery of a body found a year


ago on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester has


finally been solved. Police made numerous public appeals


for information after he was found lying on the hillside with no


identification or phone. Now a DNA match has


uncovered his identity. Judith Moritz is at Dovestone


reservoir, on the moors. Yes, it was at this beauty spot on


the edge of Saddleworth Moor, at around 12 o'clock, the middle of the


day, on the 15th of December in 2015, passing cyclist discovered the


body of a man. Now at first it was thought that he had had a heart


attack, had been out walking and suffered a heart attack or something


similar, but then the police, who were called by the Mountain rescue


here, came and said that their belief was that he had deliberately


chosen come here to die. The problem for the police was they had no idea


who he -- who the man was. On his body when they found him there were


no documents, no wallet, no mobile phone, nothing like that. The pieces


of the jigsaw have taken more than a year to establish who he was. What


they did find on the man's body were tickets. That took them to Ealing


Broadway station in London. He was captured there on CCTV. They were


able, through looking at that footage, to create an e-fit drawing


of the man and to follow lots of different lines of enquiry. Both in


the UK and also over in Pakistan, because the other thing found with


the man's body was a small pot of strychnine poisoning, which was


traced to Pakistan, along with a medical implants in the man's lead.


It's taken more than a year and they've been combing flight records,


but the police today have said through the coroner's court that the


man was David Lytton, 67 years old, from London. They discovered he flew


to the UK two days before he died from Lahore in Pakistan and they've


been able to make a DNA match with one of his relatives. There will be


a full inquest heard in due course, when more information will emerge.


We are told that Mr Lipton's family have been told about all of this and


are being comforted -- David Lytton's family have been told and


are being comforted. Poverty is blighting the lives


of nearly one in five children in the UK -


and those from the most deprived backgrounds are experiencing much


worse health compared That's according to the Royal


College of Paediatrics and Child Health, which says the UK


is lagging behind most western European countries on measures such


as infant mortality rates, Our health correspondent


Dominic Hughes reports. Hi, I'm Sophie, and I'm


an emotional wreck. Anxiety, depression


and the need to be listened to. These are the themes of a short play


on mental health performed by students in Liverpool,


and echoed in today's report on the health of young


people and children. It paints a picture of the UK


struggling to match other countries and even fallen behind. Evidence has


been developing that all is not well with our children's health. It's the


first time we've pulled together a proper picture across all four


countries and the news is not good. Some of the issues that raise


concerns over the state of child health include just 34% of babies


breast-fed to six months, less than half the rate in Norway.


40% of children in England's most deprived areas


And half of adult mental health problems start before the age of 14.


For the drama group in Liverpool, mental health issues are a priority.


Mental health is not seen physically but it doesn't mean it's not there.


Our production will mainly be to get rid of that stigma about mental


health and just educate our audience a bit more about mental health.


It challenges all four governments of the UK to consider


the impact their policies will have on children.


They've responded by restating commitments


The last surviving member of the famous Dambusters raid -


George Johnson - was in his early 20s when he and the rest


of Bomber Command Squadron 617 embarked on the perilous mission


Last year he was passed over for a knighthood,


after being nominated for his charity work


Today, his friend Carol Vorderman is going to Parliament -


along with Gulf War veteran John Nichol - in a campaign to get


The mile long march from Bomber Command memorial to Downing Street,


with the hope of finally honouring a hero. George Johnson, known as


Johnny, seen here on the far left. One of the 133 men who flew over


Germany to bomb downs. More than a third of them never going home.


People to say to me, were you frightened? I said well, I think


anybody who saw that for the first time must have been at least a bit


apprehensive. If not, they were either devoid of emotion or


strangers to the truth. But Johnny has never been recognised for the


party played on the 16th of May, 1943. Despite being nominated, he


didn't appear on the new Year's honours list. I hadn't realised he


had been nominated, but then realised he'd been snubbed in the


New years Honours list, it was an insult not only to him but also to


those he fought with and those who adore him, and I'm one of them. And


she's not alone. Hundreds of thousands, up and down the country,


agree. And so today, Carol Vorderman, along with RAF veteran


John Nichol, took their message to the Prime Minister. I'm not saying


Johnny is more worthy than a fashion designer or a celebrity or a sports


man or a TV personality, but it's those people are worthy of awards,


then Johnny is worth one, 100 fold. In just three weeks, over 200,000


people have signed the petition. But whether Johnny Johnson, our last


surviving dambuster, appears on the Queen's list next time remains to be


seen. Vienna Landing, BBC News. The weather now with Sarah Keith-Lucas.


We have some contrast across the UK, you can see the beautiful blue skies


in Scotland. The satellite image shows there's a lot of cloud around


the rest of the UK. This picture comes from Dorset, where a fairly


different scene is there. There's a lot of grey cloud, some drizzly


outbreaks of rain. We've even had some snow grains around across parts


of the country. Where you have the cloud it's feeling pretty chilly.


Add on the wind-chill as well. There should be some sunshine be appearing


along the south coast, as we had through the afternoon. This is 3pm,


also some brightness across more western parts of Wales. For the East


of Wales, through the Midlands, North East England, it's feeling


cold out there. Scotland should see most of the sunshine. Temperatures


just above freezing for many others, but feeling below zero when you want


on the effect of the wind-chill. This evening and overnight, dry for


most parts. A sharp frost. A cold night ahead from any of us. We'll


see more cloud filtering in from the south, bringing some bright spots of


rain or even some snow. There's the risk tomorrow morning we could have


some icy stretches, particularly towards the south-east. A cold start


a Friday morning. Through the day we have a front trying to move in from


the West, but it's bumping into high-pressure, in charge across


continental parts of Europe. Through the day of high pressure keeps


things mostly dry. It will turn milder and cloudier from the south


and the West, with a few spots of rain. Temperatures seven or 8


degrees, typically around two towards the north-east. On Saturday


the area of rain pushes away towards the east. We are back into sunshine


and showers, blustery feel, but we should just about push into double


figures. A change in the story as things turned that bit milder. Onto


the second half of the weekend, we see a front towards the south


bringing some wet and windy weather. Some uncertainty about how far north


that front gets during the course of Sunday. It looks like we should have


the clearest conditions across northern areas, 5-6 here, further


south milder as we had through the course of the weekend. There's a


change on the cards, certainly over the next couple of days we'll start


to lose the chilly feel. While the period of weather. Tonight, watch


out for another cold and frosty night


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