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Under huge pressure -
the Prime Minister scrambles
to find a solution after failing
to reach a deal
at the Brexit talks in Brussels.
The Cabinet's been briefed this
morning after discussions stalled
when the DUP said it would not
accept the proposed deal
for the Irish border.
But in the Commons this lunchtime,
the Brexit Secretary, David Davis,
says he's still optimistic.
As was made clear yesterday, all
parties remain confident of reaching
a positive conclusion in the course
of the week.
Mr Speaker, what an
embarrassment. The last 24 hours
have given a new meaning to the
phrase coalition of chaos.
We'll be live in Westminster
and Belfast for all the latest.
Also this lunchtime:
A warning for parents,
sex offenders are exploiting
the growing number of children using
of live online streaming services.
Fresh hope for millions
of people with type 2 diabetes -
we'll have the results
of a new trial that doctors
are calling a watershed moment.
Mass evacuations in California -
thousands of people flee their homes
north of Los Angeles
as a fast-moving wildfire
rips through the area.
A glimmer of hope for England at
last in the Ashes as they go into
the final day needing 178 runs to
win the second Test.
And in sport,
we'll find out whether Russia will
be banned from the Winter Olympics.
The IOC will decide
whether state-sponsored doping
is still part of their regime.
Good afternoon and welcome
to the BBC News At One.
"The show is now in London."
That's what the European Commission
said this morning,
as they made it clear
that they were ready to resume talks
as soon as the UK was ready.
When that will be is unclear.
This morning Theresa May
has been briefing the Cabinet
after yesterday's crucial talks
in Brussels ended without a deal
allowing Brexit negotiations
to move onto the next stage.
The Prime Minister had to
pull out of a deal
that would have kick-started
after the Democratic Unionist Party
stepped in and rejected it.
Our political correspondent Iain
Watson reports from Westminster.
Labour has branded the Government
and embarrassing and, but the Brexit
Secretary who was confident of
sufficient progress this week. -- an
It is 320 miles long with almost as
many crossing points, but the
British and Irish governments do not
want this to become a so-called hard
border after Brexit with customs
posts and checkpoints, but it has
now become painfully apparent that
in the current political landscape,
that is easier said than done. This
morning the Prime Minister said
there were still encouraging signs.
Our talks with the European Union
have made a lot of progress, there
are still a couple of issues we need
to work on.
Here is the core of the
problem - the Irish government said
to guarantee there was no hard
border after Brexit, rules and
regulations should remain the same
across the whole island of Ireland,
but the DUP believes this would
create an internal border between
Northern Ireland and the rest of the
UK. They and many Conservatives find
Well, I don't
know what possibly unwise promises
have been made to the Irish
governance, but it would be
completely unacceptable to the DUP
and many in our party if there was a
separate arrangement for Northern
And the views of the DUP
here at Westminster are crucial,
they are propping up Theresa May's
minority government. Downing Street
are confident they can meet the
concerns of their Northern Ireland
allies, but in the House of Commons
today Labour were keen to exploit
the Government's current
Mr Speaker, what an
embarrassment. It is wanting, this
despicable, to go to Brussels and
fallout with those on the other side
of the negotiating table, but quite
another to fall out with those
supposedly on your own side of the
We recognise that
as we exit, we must respect the
integrity of the single market and
the customs union, but we must
equally respect the integrity of the
But a former Labour
Northern Ireland Secretary there is
only one way to solve the problem of
the Irish border.
You are not going
to be able to find a solution to the
Irish border problem and less
Unionists feel they are remaining
still within the UK, and that means,
in the same common and customs union
as not just the rest of the UK, but
the Irish Republic and therefore the
European Union as well. There is no
alternative to this.
That kind of
deal is unlikely to appeal to the
ministers who voted for Brexit.
Confident of a deal, Mr Johnson?
Theresa May's Cabinet colleagues
remained tight-lipped on the
prospect of any de la Torre Iain
Watson, BBC News. -- any deal at
In a moment, we'll speak
to our assistant political editor,
Norman Smith, in Westminster,
and our Ireland correspondent Chris
Will Arlene Foster be talking to the
Prime Minister any time soon?
was invited to London to talk to the
Prime Minister today, but the deputy
leader, Nigel Dodds will instead
meet with the Chief Whip at
Westminster, and it is expected that
he may will talk to Arlene Foster by
phone today and the Prime Minister
will also telephoned the Sinn Fein
leader here at Stormont, Michelle
O'Neill. The Irish and has been
holding a meeting in Dublin today.
-- the Irish government. Their
foreign affairs Minister said Dublin
wanted to give Britain what he
described as time and space to deal
with difficult political issues, and
he said that the Irish government
were prepared to work with the
British Government on what he
described as presentation issues
around the text that had been agreed
on the Irish border issue, but he
also said that I -- Ireland would
not move away from the core meaning
of what had been agreed. So we have
an indication from the Dublin
government that as regards their
core position on the border
question, they are not prepared to
move on, but they are prepared to
move on the language that is used
whenever the draft document is put
forward for approval. Now, what is
also interesting is that as regards
what the DUP's next move might be,
the Scottish Conservative leader,
Ruth Davidson, has made a statement
today that if regulatory alignment
in the number of areas is the
requirement for a frictionless
border, the Prime Minister should
conclude this must be on a UK wide
basis. Two senior figures in the
DUP, the Chief Whip and a former
Stormont minister, have both
commented on Twitter about that, and
they have basically said that Ruth
Davidson is thinking along the right
lines. So perhaps that is the DUP
signalling that one possible
solution to this might be that the
whole notion of the same rules and
regulations between Northern Ireland
and the Irish Republic could work if
the same rules and regulation is
also applied to England, Scotland
Let's talk to Norman
Smith in Westminster, so little time
to do this, and it is far more than
playing with words, with
presentational issues, can Theresa
May rescue it?
It is a huge
challenge, and the hope is that when
she gets on the blower to Arlene
Foster this afternoon, maybe she can
begin to smooth things over. The
view in government is that this is
all a terrible misunderstanding,
that the DUP got the wrong end of
the stick about what the British
Government were proposing and what
they were suggesting was a much more
limited form of cross-border
co-operation, they were never
suggesting that Northern Ireland
should be halved in or half out of
the EU. The trouble is that is not
how the DUP view it, they don't
think they've misunderstood
anything. For them, this is a
fundamental issue of principle -
they are not prepared to have a
separate agreement for Northern
Ireland which creates a divide with
the rest of the UK, which they
believe might threaten their
position in the UK. And the way
these negotiations have been handled
have made the mood music all the
harder. Even some Tory MPs have been
a gas at the idea that the DUP were
not shown the text of the proposed
agreement, and then on top of all
that, you have the clock ticking
very, very loudly. With just days to
reach a deal where we know that the
DUP are tenacious negotiators, which
means that if it is not possible to
get an agreement in the next few
days, then many MPs believe that the
UK could be leaving the EU without a
Norman Smith in Westminster,
Parents are being warned
about the dangers
of live online streaming services,
after it emerged sex offenders
are increasingly using them
to manipulate their victims.
The warning from the National Crime
Agency follows a week-long operation
by UK authorities against
child sexual exploitation,
which led to the arrest
of more than 190 people.
Angus Crawford reports.
Hands up all those who have
used live streaming.
Aged 13 and 14, they know about apps
which let children broadcast
live from their phones.
Today, they're talking
about how to do it safely.
Somebody could be trying
to trick you, couldn't they?
The apps are quick to download,
easy to use.
These pupils could go live
in the playground, the street,
or even their own bedrooms.
Sometimes it can be quite dangerous,
because if someone's
following someone that they don't
know, they will be able to see it,
Like you don't know
who is watching you.
The real problem with some of these
apps is there's no proper checking
of age or identification,
so that means a live streaming
service with a 17 rating could be
used by children as young as this -
or even younger, eight or nine.
Look at this - a boy and a girl
on the app Periscope.
Now read the comments.
We don't want to identify them -
she is just nine.
Almost a thousand people
and they're mostly adult men.
We can't show you
the worst of the comments.
Periscope told us it had
zero tolerance for this kind
of behaviour, but we found it
on other apps too, and
for the children caught up in it,
the consequences can be devastating.
I found her inconsolable
in her bedroom...
This is an actress,
but the words are true -
those of a mother whose
tried out the app Omegle for fun.
He switched his webcam on,
showed her his private parts,
and asked her to take photos
of herself, which she did.
She was terrified
by what had happened
and scared of what she'd done.
It offers offenders an immediate
connection to children and young
people that is one to one,
it allows them to manipulate
children and young people,
offer excitement, sympathy,
connection, emotional connection,
involve them with games
and trickery, and we see children
getting basically manipulated to do
things that ultimately
they're very uncomfortable about
and don't want to do.
A campaign video launched today
warning about the dangers of
live streaming aimed at
young people and their parents
and posing a stark question -
when children broadcast live
to the world from their own
bedrooms, can they really stay safe?
Angus Crawford, BBC News.
Google has announced plans
to employ 10,000 people
to search for violent
and extremist content
on its video-sharing website,
The website's chief executive says
the company will also track videos
that risk children's safety
and will make more use of technology
that finds extremist videos.
A Spanish judge has withdrawn
a European arrest warrant
for the former Catalan president.
Carles Puigdemont fled
to Belgium a month ago,
with four other ministers,
after attempting a unilateral
declaration of independence.
Meanwhile, campaigning has begun
for regional elections in Catalonia.
The new-car market has declined
for the eighth month in a row,
according to industry figures.
Fewer than 164,000 new cars
were registered last month,
down 11.2% on the same
month last year.
The Society for Motor Manufacturers
and Traders blamed the Government
for prompting a sharp drop
in demand for diesel cars.
Commuters are facing their
biggest jump in average train
fares in five years,
after the rail industry said
everything from season tickets
to off-peak leisure tickets
would rise in cost.
Prices will go up by an average
of 3.4% from the 2nd of January
for both regulated
and unregulated tickets.
But there'll be a previously
announced rise of 3.6%
for many commuters paying for season
tickets, fares which are regulated
by the Government and represent
around half of all tickets.
It's infuriated commuter groups -
fewer than half of passengers
are satisfied with the value
for money of train tickets,
according to the passenger
watchdog, Transport Focus.
Richard Westcott is at East Croydon
station in South London.
What has been the response to people
you have been talking to there?
I will give you three guesses! I go
through this process every year, we
all do, the campaign groups say
enough is enough, you have to freeze
rises, they go up every year, people
are being priced off the railways,
young people especially are
struggling because it costs so much
just to get to work, and yet fares
go up every year because train
companies and the Government say
they are pumping billions into the
network for better services, which
costs money. Anyway, you ask what
people think - we asked some.
I'm from Leicester,
I travel down to London
on a regular basis for work,
and it's frankly extortionate.
It's not just the price as well,
it's also the service,
which is pretty miserable at times.
I ended up leaving my job because
the trains were so unreliable,
so I wouldn't say it's value
for money at all.
Just imagine if a business
had to take a hit like that,
where one-twelfth of their income
is spent on travel -
or probably more.
It is a high one, but the railways
really need a lot of refurbing.
So you think, you know,
that money needs to be...
It's a difficult one,
and I think we have to be prepared
to pay for what we want.
Something has been going on on the
railways over recent years,
successive governments have been
shifting who pays for the railways,
for the trains and stations and all
the rest of it - less money coming
from the taxpayer, more from
tickets, and that is why we heap
seeing these price rises. Anyway,
the good news is that all of these
rises come into effect on January
the 2nd. Richard, thank you.
There's encouraging news for people
with type 2 diabetes,
after doctors in Newcastle
and Glasgow carried out
a trial on 300 people.
They say they have reversed
type 2 diabetes in nearly half
of the patients who took part,
and they're calling it
a watershed moment.
The treatment involves
losing a lot of weight,
by being restricted to just 800
calories a day for up to five months
on an all-liquid diet.
The charity Diabetes UK
says the approach
could help millions of people.
Our health correspondent,
James Gallagher, has the details.
Isobel Murray thought she was facing
a lifetime of type 2 diabetes,
but she's lost more than four stone
on the trial and has now completely
changed her relationship with food.
Her disease is in remission.
It's freedom to live your life again
and know that you're not in that
cycle anymore and know that I can
control this, and I will never go
there again, never will I be taking
diabetic medication again,
I'll do whatever I have to do
to make sure that that
never happens again.
She spent 17 weeks drinking these.
They're nutritionally balanced
soups and shakes to help
trigger weight loss.
And that's it.
There's 200 calories
in a glass and you're allowed
four of them every day.
That's just sweet, really,
but that's your lot.
For up to five months.
The pancreas is critical
in type 2 diabetes.
If excess body fat is stored
around the organ,
then it reduces the production
of the hormone insulin.
That leads to levels of sugar
in the blood getting
dangerously out of control.
But losing weight makes the fat
cells disappear and the pancreas
work properly again.
Doctors say 46% of patients
on the trial
put their type 2 into remission.
We now have clear evidence that
weight loss of 10-15 kg is enough
to turn this disease around.
It's hugely exciting that we can do
that in routine practice,
with ordinary nurses,
ordinary dieticians, ordinary GPs,
and ordinary patients.
I don't have diabetes anymore,
I don't feel like a diabetic,
so I don't think about it anymore.
I've got my life back.
And Isobel says if she can do
it, then anyone can.
James Gallagher, BBC News.
Our top story this lunchtime...
The Prime Minister scrambles to find
a solution after failing to reach
a deal at the Brexit
talks in Brussels.
Coming up in sport...
I am live in Hull where this evening
we will find out which artist is
taking home the most prestigious
prize in contemporary art, that
It's the final round of matches
in the group stage of
the Champions League tonight.
Manchester United are
hoping to secure top spot
and qualification for the last 16.
It's been described
as a planetary crisis
and now environment ministers
meeting in Nairobi have agreed that
plastic waste needs to be stopped
from entering the world's oceans.
Scientists say they're shocked
to discover the effect plastics can
have on marine life,
endangering animals such
as turtles which can swallow
foreign items in the ocean.
The United Nations resolution,
which is set to be sealed tomorrow,
is not legally binding.
But ministers hope it
will set the course
for much tougher policies.
Our environment analyst,
Roger Harrabin, reports.
The plastic epidemic is everywhere.
Here volunteers are clearing up
a beach in Watamu, eastern Kenya.
The plastic comes from as far
as Indonesia and Japan.
It is harming animals like turtles
which ingest plastic pieces.
Half of the turtles brought
in for treatment for eating
plastics end up dead.
Here is one lucky turtle
being measured before
it is put back in the sea.
It was brought in
sick by a fisherman.
The man who runs the turtle hospital
says turtles offer an insight
into pollution of the entire ocean.
We focus on turtles
because they are endangered,
but also they are quite
a charismatic species.
People like turtles.
It is easier to get people
to like turtles than maybe a ray
or some kind of weird fish.
But also because they are
an excellent indicator species
of ecosystem health.
At the United Nations in Kenya,
these installations offer
an artist's insight into the impact
of plastics in the oceans.
UN environment ministers
are discussing what to do about it.
Some nations are banning
plastic bags completely.
Others are more cautious.
The UN's oceans chief
wants much faster action.
The plastic, the tremendous amount
of plastic that we use ends up
in the ocean and the ocean has been
seen as a trash dump where we dump
everything we don't need.
That plastic never goes away.
Mostly it floats on the surface.
It falls to the bottom.
And we urgently need
to do something about it.
Scientists recently discovered that
creatures at the very bottom
of the sea in the Mariana Trench had
ingested micro plastic fragments.
Many of them will have been
carried thousands of miles
from cities far inland.
In Nairobi, for instance,
they have banned plastic bags.
But look at this.
The UN grinds slowly.
While governments are figuring
out how to progress,
ordinary people have simply got
to stop doing this.
Roger Harrabin, BBC News, Nairobi.
Ferocious winds have whipped up
a fast-moving wildfire north
of Los Angeles, in California,
threatening thousands of homes
and knocking out power lines.
So far, authorities have
said one person has died
as a result of the blaze
and evacuation centres have been
opened in schools and fairgrounds.
Richard Galpin has the latest.
Fanned by winds gusting at up
to 70 miles an hour,
this latest fire in California has
been spreading fast
towards cities on the coast.
And as the fire advances,
thousands of families have been
ordered to leave their homes
as quickly as possible.
You must abide by these
We saw the disasters and the losses
that happened up north
in Sonoma and this is a fast,
very dangerous, moving fire.
Already one person has been
killed and there are fears
of significant destruction.
But some people still won't leave.
You can't panic, just kind
of go with the flow.
We've been here almost 30
years and we've gone
through floods, fires, you know.
But it's the wind, you just don't
know where it is going to go.
My son is a firefighter and I'm not
going to wait around for someone
to have to come rescue me,
so I am out of here.
With the strong winds persisting,
the fire now covers
an area of 25,000 acres.
And it is continuing
to move steadily westwards,
towards the coastal cities
of Ventura and Santa Paula.
We have over 500 firefighting
personnel out on the lines.
The fire is pushing quickly
towards the city of Ventura.
We are making sure we are out ahead
of the fire, making sure we have
evacuations in advance of the fire.
That is a street going up in there.
And now the flames have
reached parts of Ventura,
with many homes and other
buildings on fire.
What was already California's most
devastating fire season on record...
..just got even worse.
Richard Galpin, BBC News.
England have been fighting back in
the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
This morning, they bowled Australia
out for 138, with Jimmy Anderson
taking his first five-wicket
haul in Australia.
England finished on 176-4,
still needing 178
to win on what could be
a nail-biting final day.
Andy Swiss has been
watching the action.
It began a peaceful
Adelaide Tuesday that turned
into the tensest nailbiter.
England began with barely
a flicker of hope.
They needed early wickets and found
them, Jimmy Anderson inspired,
taking five in total
as his team-mates clung
onto their catches.
Australia's lead was growing
all the time though.
England kept chipping away,
if only they'd bowled like
this in the first innings.
By the time Australia
were all out for 138,
England's target was
still a massive one.
354, they would need
a record run chase.
As Mark Stoneman and Alastair Cook
eased them past the 50
mark, England dared to dream.
But then a reality
check, both went in
quick succession and
another soon followed.
James Vince wafting his
wicket away - not what
the occasion called for.
Under floodlights and the fiercest
pressure, Dawid Malan
and Joe Root hung in there.
Australia kept appealing,
England kept surviving, just.
It was pure sporting theatre.
Root reached a gutsy
half-century as the pair
rekindled England's hopes.
But ten minutes from
the close, a final twist.
Dawid Malan gone.
Australia are still
favourites, but England
are 178 runs from
something very special.
This has been some fight
back from England.
Barely 24 hours
ago, they looked beaten,
the Ashes all but gone.
And yet they still have a chance
of a remarkable win.
To be honest, we are delighted to be
in this position, to have any chance
of winning the game,
which we didn't think we would have
after the first couple of days.
It's good for us.
Obviously, there's a huge amount
of work left in this game if we
have got any chance of winning it.
And so an enthralling
finale awakes from the
brink of defeat, a chance of one
of cricket's greatest victories.
The International Olympic Committee
will announce this evening
whether it will allow Russian
athletes to compete in next year's
Winter Olympics in South Korea.
An independent report
by the World Anti-Doping Authority
in 2015 suggested senior figures
in Russia's sports ministry were
complicit in doping by athletes.
A Kremlin spokesman said Russia
will defend its athletes
against the allegations.
Alex Capstick is in
Lausanne, in Switzerland.
That decision, what is it expected
Russia's fate will be known
in next few hours. The crucial
session is just underweight and it
could end with a ban on one of the
Olympic heavyweights over massive
doping violations. Things got
serious when a report by Richard
McLaren was published accusing
Russia of institutionalised doping,
he said it affected 1000 athletes in
more than 30 different sports.
Russia has denied there was any
state-sponsored doping but since the
report, a separate IOC investigation
has corroborated most of Richard
McLaren's findings and another
inquiry is examining whether it was
a state led conspiracy. A Russian
delegation is in town to put their
side of the story and they will
argue a blanket ban is unfair on
clean athletes. This is being seen
as a test of the IOC's credibility,
its president, Thomas Bach, has been
accused of being reluctant to punish
such a powerful and influential
member of the Olympic movement, but
amid mounting evidence, the signs
are his attitude has hardened
against Russia. By how far, that
will become clear later today.
It's one of visual art's most
prestigious awards -
the winner of the Turner Prize
will be announced
this evening in Hull.
Previous winners have
included Damien Hurst,
Grayson Perry and Steve McQueen.
The prize will be presented
in a ceremony just before 10pm,
in Hull, marking the end of its time
City of Culture 2017.
The shortlist for the art
award includes two
artists who are both over 50 -
British painter Hurvin Anderson,
and Lubaina Himid,
who was born in Zanzibar.
They will be competing
against German artist Andrea Buttner
and Palestinian-English artist
More than 90,000 people have visited
the Turner Prize exhibition in Hull
and tonight's award will be
presented by the musician,
DJ and actor, Goldie.
Jane Hill is in Hull for us. Welcome
to the Ferens Gallery hosting the
Turner Prize. We are in the room
exhibiting the work of Lubaina
Himid, the bookies favourite. A few
more hours to wait whether their
assessment is correct. Let us talk
to Martin Greene, the director of
Hull 2017. 90,000 people have
already come together Ferens Gallery
to see the exhibits. A few more
weeks to run. What do you put the
fantastic attendance down to?
shows the appetite for contemporary
Art in the UK and by staging it
here, we have a whole new audience
to the work of the extraordinary
Remarkable year, a lot
going on in the city, only a few
weeks to go. Do you and your team
have to reflect now on how you take
the successes, the enthusiasms you
have seen this year, and take it
into 2018 and beyond?
next is arguably more important. We
have a 20 year legacy plan, a
programme for next year, new
buildings, we continue. If you did
not visit the city this year, come
Do you feel across all
artistic disciplines that you have
genuinely engaged local people, that
this has really benefited the city?
We had a figure at the beginning of
the year that nine out of ten people
in the city would visit at least one
cultural event, we have seen
phenomenal audiences at everything
we have done across the city. I am
really proud of what the city has
Thank you very much,
Martin Greene, director of Hull
2017. Find out this evening who wins
the Turner Prize. There will be a
special programme on the news
channel tonight. Now the weather.
special programme on the news
channel tonight. Now the weather.
The Met Office have named the third
named storm of the season, Storm
Caroline, out in the Atlantic at the
moment, making its way north and
east towards the UK through the
course of Wednesday night and into
Thursday. When it does arrive, it
will bring gusts potentially of more
than 80 mph, strongest in the north
of Scotland, where we are likely to
see travel disruption. Keep tuned to
the forecast. Back to the here and
now, pretty quiet. A cloudy day.
Still mild with temperatures around
8-10dC. Rain in the north-west of
Scotland which will be persistent at
times. Elsewhere, the odd spot of
Bristol on coasts and hills in the
north and west. -- the odd spot of
Brazil. Overnight temperatures not
too dissimilar to the daytime highs.
Through the day tomorrow, a similar
day across England and Wales to
today. Still quite cloudy, a few
more bright intervals, Scotland and
Northern Ireland, the wind picking
up with rain. Mild and breezy
tomorrow. Later tomorrow, the wins
will really start to strengthen,
gales on exposed Irish Sea coasts
and parts of Scotland. Heavy bursts
of rain also crossing south-east
across the country. From the word go
on Thursday, a windy day wherever
you are and as the winds strengthen,
we could see gusts reaching 80 miles
per across Scotland. Enough to cause
significant disruption with Storm
Caroline bringing rain east and the
wins will be changing direction. As
the storm clears to the north-east,
we are left with a northerly air
flow, isobars stretching up to the
Arctic. Colder conditions piling in
behind the storm, Calder air mass
heading into was the end of the
week. Friday, different feel to the
weather, sunny spells and wintry
showers, there could be snow across
Scotland, Wales, south-west of
England. Some sunshine elsewhere. It
will feel cold. With the wind chill,
it will feel more like around -3 for
many. Wintry end to the week. Lots
going on in the weather. From
midweek, Storm Caroline bringing wet
and windy weather. Then the return
to something colder towards the end
of the week.