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Theresa May's ministerial reshuffle

continues, as she tries

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to recharge her government.

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The new Cabinet, said

Downing Street, was the right team

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to tackle the challenges

the country faces.

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Labour called the

changes lacklustre.

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The journalist, Toby Young,

resigns as a member

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of the new universities watchdog,

over controversial

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comments on social media.

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We'll have the latest

on all the comings and

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goings at Westminster.

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Also this lunchtime...

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North Korea agrees to take

part in next month's

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Winter Olympics in South Korea,

in the first talks between the two

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sides for over two years.

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Patients waiting more

than four hours in Scotland's

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accident-and-emergency departments

reach record levels.

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When will the lesson be learnt?

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And Gary Oldman is among

the nominations for this year's

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Bafta Awards for his portrayal

of Winston Churchill.

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And coming up in the

sport on BBC News...

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Great Britain are aiming

for their most successful

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Winter Olympics in history after UK

Sport set a target of at least five

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medals from next month's

Games in Pyeongchang.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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Theresa May has held her first

meeting with her new Cabinet,

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as she finalises her ministerial

reshuffle.

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This morning, the International

Trade Minister, Mark Garnier,

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who was cleared of misconduct claims

last year, announced

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he had lost his job.

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Separately, the journalist,

Toby Young, resigned as a member

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of the new universities watchdog,

the Office for Students,

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after criticism of derogatory

comments he'd made in the past

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about about women, gay people

and disabled people.

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Our political correspondent,

Alex Forsyth, reports.

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The new-look top team,

gathered at the Cabinet table

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for the first time today.

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Theresa May's reshuffle

was meant to be something

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of a reset for the Government,

but it was far from

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a dramatic transformation.

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Plenty of old faces showed up

in Downing Street this morning,

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including the Health Secretary

who kept his job after persuading

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the Prime Minister not to move him.

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Are you more powerful

than the Prime Minister, Mr Hunt?

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There were a few new faces too.

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There will be two more

women around the table,

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but not in senior roles.

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And one will be notably missing.

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Justine Greening quit

as Education Secretary.

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I did what I thought

the right thing to do was.

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She refused a move to another

department and left

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the Government instead.

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Even so, claims the reshuffle had

gone wrong were rejected.

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I think it is very clear

the Prime Minister is

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refreshing the Cabinet.

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Every reshuffle means

there is always going to be change,

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movements around the Cabinet,

sometimes people

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leaving the Cabinet.

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It's always sad to see

colleagues go, but as I say,

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the nice problem we have

in the Conservative Party is having

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such a wide pool of talent.

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This morning, the moves continued

among middle-ranking ministers,

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designed to prove the Tory Party's

diversity, to embrace

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a new generation of MPs

and better reflect society.

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It was hoped this reshuffle

would rejuvenate the Tory Party,

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renew its appeal to voters and allow

Theresa May to assert her

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authority after the troubles

of the past 12 months.

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But with some ministers refusing

to move where she wanted

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and some critics claiming

the shake-up wasn't radical enough,

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it didn't quite go to plan.

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And that wasn't the only reason this

political New Year got off

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to a bit of a bumpy start.

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This morning, Toby Young

resigned from the board

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of a new university regulator.

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Well-known in the field

of education, with some

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high-profile supporters,

he had only just been appointed

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but faced a backlash for offensive

comments he had made in the past.

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Another unwelcome distraction

for a government wanting to show

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it can run smoothly.

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These things do not help,

but if you imagine government

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is a bit like a ship going from one

destination, always buffeted

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by storms from day-to-day and this

is one of those storms.

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But I think he has done the right

thing in stepping down.

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It had to happen because he had just

crossed too many boundaries.

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Here it was hoped the Prime

Minister's new team would help cut

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-- get the New Year off

to a fresh start but it

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seems like she can't get

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shake off scrutiny of her

judgment and authority.

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Alex Forsyth, BBC News, Westminster.

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Our assistant political editor,

Norman Smith, is in Downing Street.

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Is today's reshuffle

going any better for

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the Prime Minister than yesterday's?

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I think what we are seeing is a sort

of trail of two reshuffles.

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Yesterday was Much Ado About

Nothing. Today we are seeing a much

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more extensive shake-up of the

middle ranks of government as

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Theresa May tries to present a more

dynamic, diverse, younger, fresher

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image of the Tory party. We have

seen a cull of older ministers, they

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have been got rid of. Younger male

ministers have been reshuffled

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around, must do better, but we have

also seen a steady stream of young

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female ministers and MPs going into

Downing Street, a whole load of them

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inside at the moment, and I would

expect them to be promoted. The

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problem for Mrs May is, will anyone

notice? The answer is, probably not.

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All anyone takes from a reshuffle,

is anything, is what happens to the

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big beasts. Yesterday no movement of

the main players. It is a bit like

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when your club's second, third 11

get a notable victory on a Wednesday

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evening, but what you really want to

know is what is happening with the

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first-team and yesterday's shake-up

of the first team proved to be a bit

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of a nonevent.

Norman, thank you.

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North Korea has offered to send

a team to the Winter Olympics

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in South Korea, after the two

countries held their first talks

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for more than two years.

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South Korea has also proposed more

contact between the two countries,

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including talks over the North's

nuclear programme, in what appears

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to be a significant move to lower

tension in the region.

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Richard Galpin reports.

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In the demilitarised zone between

North and South Korea, that

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atmosphere traditionally suspicious

and hostile. But today something

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very different is afoot. A senior

delegation of North Korean officials

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heading to the South Korean side for

their first formal talks in two

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years. The apparently warm greetings

here are radical departures from the

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recent talk of war breaking out

because of the North's rapid

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development of nuclear weapons. The

leader of the North Korean

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delegation said he had come in the

hope that talks would be held in a

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sincere and faithful atmosphere. The

Korean people, he said, had high

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expectations. It is the Winter

Olympics opening next month here in

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South Korea which have provided the

opportunity to reduce tensions in

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the region. And today North Korea

has confirmed the talks that it will

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send a team to the Games. There is

also a suggestion its athletes could

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enter the opening ceremony together

with their South Korean

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counterparts. In a further step to

improve relations on the divided

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peninsula, the South Korean Foreign

Ministry has said sanctions on North

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Korea could be lifted temporarily to

ensure the North Korean team can

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come to the Winter Olympics. Until

now, South Korea and the US have

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been piling the pressure on

Pyongyang with intense joint

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military exercises like this, a

clear threat to the North Korean

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regime. And that may be why now the

North is keen to talk. Although

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these meetings could easily go

wrong, so far, that atmosphere seems

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quite positive, with some believing

they could ultimately lead to

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negotiations between North Korea and

the US. Richard Galpin, BBC News.

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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes is in

the South Korean capital, Seoul.

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Could it really lead to talks about

North Korea's nuclear programme?

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It is possible. That has happened in

the past. There have been on

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numerous occasions over the last 20

years when those sorts of talks have

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begun and it has fallen apart. There

is optimism and hope here today in

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large part because it has been such

a frightening previous year here

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where it has, as Richard said, it

has at times felt like we have been

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teetering very close to the edge of

the war. There is relief they are

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talking and relief at the very

optimistic and friendly attitude, a

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real turnaround, the atmosphere at

the talks was extremely friendly.

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However, whether we can get from

here to talking about the

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denuclearisation of the Korean

peninsular is a completely different

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question and a very long road and I

have to say there are people in the

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South Korean capital I have talked

to who said ultimately North Korean

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nuclear weapons can be up on the

table, at the negotiation, North

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Korea does want peace with the South

and the US, but there is a great

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deal of scepticism here as well.

There is a feeling Kim Jong-un has

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looked into the abyss of conflict

with the US and stepped back and is

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looking for a way to de-escalate, a

ladder to climb down, using the

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Winter Olympics as a cover to do

that.

Rupert, thank you.

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The prosecution is opening its case

against the former football

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coach, Barry Bennell,

who, it claims, carried out

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systematic and persistent

sexual abuse against boys.

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The former Crewe Alexandra coach,

now known as Richard Jones,

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is charged with 55 offences

which are alleged to have happened

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between 1979 and 1991.

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Our sports editor, Dan Roan,

is at Liverpool Crown Court.

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What happened in court?

This is

effectively the opening day of the

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trial and in his opening remarks,

the prosecution barrister, Nick

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Johnson QC, told the jury Mr Richard

Jones, previously known as Barry

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Purnell, appearing at Liverpool

Crown Court by video link because of

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ill-health, pleaded guilty to seven

charges, contesting 48 others, he

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had engaged in what he called the

course of conduct over many years

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involving the systematic and

persistent sexual abuse of boys. He

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tended to repeat the way he behaved.

Unfettered access pretty much as a

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football coach previously to large

numbers of young lads, he said, who

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dreamt of a life in professional

football. He said he was a skilled

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and professional coach but had a

much darker side, a predatory and

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determined paedophile, his

particular predeliction being boys.

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He went on, it among other

locations, it had occurred at the

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grounds of Crewe Alexandra football

club where he had worked as a coach.

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The jury was told they would need to

decide as Jones had has it you were

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listening to a group of men making

up stories, or as the prosecution

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insists details of serious sexual

offending against vulnerable boys.

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The trial is expected to last for

the next eight weeks.

Thank you.

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested

on suspicion of murder,

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and two others are being sought

by police, after a shop worker

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was attacked in an argument

about cigarette papers.

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The three teenage boys were refused

cigarette papers when they couldn't

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prove their age at a shop

in Mill Hill, in North London.

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One of the boys hit 49-year-old shop

worker Vijay Patel and he later

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died from his injuries.

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Eight people have been arrested

during a series of raids

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investigating human trafficking

and sexual abuse.

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Around 150 officers took

part in joint operations

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in Stockton-on Tees

and in Sheffield this morning.

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Immigration teams

were also involved.

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It was after a young woman told

police she had been trafficked

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around the country and subjected

to serious sexual offences.

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Proposals to ban parents and carers

in Wales from smacking

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their children have been published.

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Ministers say smacking is no longer

acceptable and want to follow

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Scotland in outlawing the physical

punishment of children.

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But campaigners against

a change fear it could

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criminalise ordinary parents.

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Sian Lloyd has the details.

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It's the turn of the people of Wales

to say where they stand on smacking.

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The Government here

wants to see it banned.

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Its plans would see the defence

of reasonable punishment

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removed from the offences

of assault and battery.

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Similar proposals have already been

announced in Scotland.

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The Welsh Government says it wants

to bring in the move as part

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of a wider package of measures

to support young people.

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Many more parents now will say

the approach to positive parenting,

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not using physical punishment,

is what they do as

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a matter of course.

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But I think that will make

that the norm across society to show

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that physical punishment of children

is not only not necessary

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but shouldn't be allowed.

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There will now be a 12-week

consultation, allowing the Welsh

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public to contribute to the debate.

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No, I don't think it's

appropriate to smack children,

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because I don't think

it is productive, really.

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I don't think that stops them

from behaving a certain way.

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A little tap like that

on the hand I don't think

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is terrible, but, no, not,

you know, a big whack.

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If you are teaching them not to be

violent or hit people,

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you shouldn't hit them.

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It's hypocritical.

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The Welsh Government's plans

are already being supported

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by the Children's Commissioner

for Wales and some children's

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charities, including the NSPCC.

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But others are critical,

claiming most parents know

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where to draw the line

between chastisement and abuse,

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and that their judgment

should be trusted.

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Sian Lloyd, BBC News, Cardiff Bay.

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The number of people waiting more

than four hours in Scotland's

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accident and emergency departments

reached record levels

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in the last week of 2017.

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The latest weekly figures show that

just 78% of patients across Scotland

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were seen within the target time -

well below the Government's 95%

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target and the lowest since figures

began nearly three years ago.

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Our Scotland correspondent,

Lorna Gordon, is in Glasgow.

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How unexpected are these figures?

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We knew the number of people

suffering from flu has doubled

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compared to the same period last

year, but what the figures released

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this morning show is there is a real

increase in waiting times for some

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of those people who have been

attending A&E with just over a fifth

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of those attending A&E in Scotland

not admitted discharged or

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transferred within four hours, which

is the Government target. Now,

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health board here in Scotland have

been taking measures to try and cope

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with the challenge, we are seeing

some GPs opening on Saturdays in

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some area, others are increasing

shifts, other airsia cancelled

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non-urgent surgery. The Health

Secretary here has apologised, so

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too as the First Minister, she says

NHS Scotland is facing exceptional

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pressures but insisted that the

Health Service is coping, opposition

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parties here are being very critical

of these figure, and the

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Conservatives say they are nothing

short of a disgrace.

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Thank you Lorna.

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Our top story this lunchtime.

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Theresa May's ministerial

reshuffle continues,

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as she refreshes her government.

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Downing Street says the right team

is in place to tackle

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the country's challenges.

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And coming up - going for gold.

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Great Britain's athletes aim

for a record medal haul

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at the Winter Olympics.

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Coming up in sport...

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Trevor Bayliss will step down

as England cricket coach

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when his contract expires at the end

of the 2019 Ashes.

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A taste of the future will be

on major display from today,

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with the biggest event in the tech

calendar starting in Las Vegas.

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The Consumer Electronics

Show is a collection

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of the latest developments -

including smartphones, driverless

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cars and artificial intelligence.

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This year, the event is expected

to draw more than 170,000 people.

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Our technology correspondent,

Rory Cellan-Jones,

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reports from Las Vegas.

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In a robotics lab at

the University of Las Vegas,

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I have come to meet Sofia,

who looks pretty human

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and is just learning to walk.

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Hey Sofia, can we shake hands?

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Oh, really good to meet you.

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You're quite warm actually.

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How sophisticated do

you think you are as a robot?

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I want people to perceive

me at the robot I am.

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However, I wouldn't want to trick

people into thinking I'm human.

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I just want to communicate

with humans in the best possible

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ways, which includes

looking like one.

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Sofia, who has had advanced

notice of my questions,

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has few practical uses right now,

but her creators, an American firm

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employing Chinese scientists,

believe she represents a big step

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on the road to artificial

intelligence.

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Our aspiration is to bring

the machines to life,

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to create living intelligent

systems, and there you'll see

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the greatest revolution

in artificial intelligence.

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We are aspiring towards this.

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Do we know for sure

that it can be done?

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We think it can.

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And among the thousands

of new gadgets on show

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in Las Vegas this week,

artificial intelligence

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is a constant theme.

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There is a seeing suitcase that can

follow its owner around the airport.

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This friendly robot wanders

round your home, filming short

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bursts of video to send

to your phone.

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And Vincent, developed in Cambridge,

is a drawing programme that learns

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to turn simple sketches

into works of art.

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We all own a million things

already, a lot of different

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electronic products.

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AI represents a whole new wave

of ways to make those products

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a lot more interesting.

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What that means for the consumer

electronics industry is a whole

0:19:180:19:20

new wave of products that they can

sell to us.

0:19:200:19:23

They're a lot more useful

and helpful, or so the belief goes.

0:19:230:19:31

And here is the most

obvious example of AI -

0:19:310:19:34

the race to transform cities

with driverless cars.

0:19:340:19:38

This autonomous cab from Uber's

rival Lift still has someone who can

0:19:380:19:41

take over the wheel,

but within a couple of years this

0:19:410:19:44

company believes we will hop

into a cab which will take us

0:19:440:19:47

across town all on its own.

0:19:470:19:48

Rory Cellan-Jones,

BBC News, Las Vegas.

0:19:480:19:54

The first same-sex weddings have

taken place in Australia,

0:19:540:19:57

after the law was changed

of last year.

0:19:570:20:00

after the law was changed last year.

0:20:000:20:02

A waiting period has meant it was 30

days before the first

0:20:020:20:05

legally-sanctioned gay

marriages could happen.

0:20:050:20:06

Hywel Griffiths reports from Sydney.

0:20:060:20:12

In a race to be the first to say

"I do", Craig and Luke

0:20:120:20:16

exchanged their vows

just after midnight.

0:20:160:20:19

Both are athletes hoping to compete

in this year's Commonwealth Games,

0:20:190:20:22

but they already feel the Australian

public is right behind them.

0:20:220:20:28

My Instagram direct messages have

blown up, with people who,

0:20:280:20:30

like, I've never met,

I don't know, who are just sending

0:20:300:20:33

love and congratulations,

so it's really touching.

0:20:330:20:35

It's really heartfelt.

0:20:350:20:38

It's another way to show your love

and your appreciation

0:20:380:20:40

and to acknowledge your partner

in front of the people that

0:20:400:20:43

have been in your life.

0:20:430:20:48

Last year's landmark public vote

in support of legalising same-sex

0:20:480:20:51

marriage followed years

of divisive debate.

0:20:510:20:59

When the new law was approved

in December, it triggered a 30

0:20:590:21:02

day wait for couples

to give official notice.

0:21:020:21:04

...to be my lawfully wedded wife.

0:21:040:21:08

A few were given special waivers

to marry before today.

0:21:080:21:11

But for most couples,

like Kylie and Lisa,

0:21:110:21:15

this was the first opportunity

to become legally wed.

0:21:150:21:17

They wanted to do it

for their daughter Isla.

0:21:170:21:23

I think it sends a really

important message to her.

0:21:230:21:28

We want her to grow up knowing

we have people with open hearts

0:21:280:21:31

and open minds in this country.

0:21:310:21:33

We want her to know that her peers

at school, their parents might now

0:21:330:21:36

accept us as the family unit we are.

0:21:360:21:39

Not everyone accepts

the new definition of marriage.

0:21:390:21:41

More than a third of voters

oppose the change in law,

0:21:410:21:43

and some faith groups claim it

will lead to changes in how

0:21:430:21:46

gender and sex education

are taught in schools.

0:21:460:21:50

A

0:21:500:21:50

But for the couples who have waited

years to be considered equal

0:21:500:21:54

day finally arriving.

0:21:540:21:55

Hwyel Griffiths, BBC News, Sydney.

0:21:550:22:05

From today, UK manufacturers

are banned from adding

0:22:090:22:11

microbeads to toiletries,

such as body scrubs and toothpastes.

0:22:110:22:13

The move is aimed at protecting

the sea from pollution,

0:22:130:22:16

as the microbeads can be swallowed

by fish and other marine life.

0:22:160:22:19

A ban on selling products containing

the tiny pieces of plastic comes

0:22:190:22:22

into force later this year.

0:22:220:22:28

As Karen Bradley takes over

as Northern Ireland Secretary,

0:22:280:22:30

she faces an immediate challenge

to try to reinstate

0:22:300:22:33

the devolved government.

0:22:330:22:34

It's a year since Sinn Fein's

Martin McGuinness resigned

0:22:340:22:36

as Deputy First Minister,

bringing down the power sharing

0:22:360:22:38

executive at Stormont.

0:22:380:22:39

The Sinn Fein politician

died two months later,

0:22:390:22:41

and there's been no progress

in attempts to restore

0:22:410:22:43

power sharing.

0:22:430:22:47

Here's our Northern Ireland

political editor Mark Devenport.

0:22:470:22:53

this report contains flashing

images.

0:22:530:22:55

this report contains

flashing images.

0:22:550:22:58

Hospitals across the UK

are struggling to cope

0:22:580:23:00

with the pressures of winter,

but patients in Northern Ireland

0:23:000:23:04

face some of the longest waits

for emergency treatment.

0:23:040:23:07

Meanwhile, without government

ministers, a blueprint

0:23:070:23:08

for reorganising the local

Health Service can't

0:23:080:23:12

be put into practise.

0:23:120:23:13

There's no doubt that the NHS

across the UK is challenged,

0:23:130:23:16

but I think what makes

Northern Ireland different

0:23:160:23:18

and what nurses say is different

is that they feel they have been let

0:23:180:23:21

down by the leadership

in the system, and secondly

0:23:210:23:23

by the fact there is no political

leadership in the country.

0:23:230:23:30

The stalemate at Stormont

goes back a year, to

0:23:300:23:32

when Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness

quit as Deputy First Minister.

0:23:320:23:34

That triggered the collapse

of the power-sharing

0:23:340:23:36

Government at Stormont.

0:23:360:23:42

Relations between Sinn Fein

and their Democratic Unionist

0:23:420:23:44

coalition partners soured over

the DUP's handling of

0:23:440:23:47

a scandal concerning

a renewable heating scheme.

0:23:470:23:53

But the row soon widened,

with unionists resisting Sinn Fein's

0:23:530:23:56

demand for better legal protection

for the Irish language.

0:23:560:24:01

This characterisation of we should

have given something to Sinn Fein,

0:24:010:24:07

to keep them appeased is not the way

I do business.

0:24:070:24:12

If you feed a crocodile

they will keep coming back

0:24:120:24:14

and looking for more.

0:24:140:24:16

After Martin McGuinness's death

in March, Arlene Foster shook

0:24:160:24:18

hands with his successor,

Michelle O'Neill, but the two

0:24:180:24:21

leaders haven't proved able

to overcome their difference.

0:24:210:24:28

The Democratic Unionists now hold

the balance of power on the green

0:24:280:24:31

benches at Westminster,

but back at Stormont the blue

0:24:310:24:34

benches of the Northern Ireland

Assembly remain empty,

0:24:340:24:35

with civil servants

running the administration

0:24:350:24:37

on a day-to-day basis.

0:24:370:24:42

There is a real imperative

to get back to business,

0:24:420:24:45

but we don't know what shape or form

that will take, as neither Sinn Fein

0:24:450:24:48

nor the DUP see any sign

of softening their positions,

0:24:480:24:51

and the Secretary of State has

made no further moves

0:24:510:24:53

towards impositioning direct rule.

0:24:530:24:57

During Stormont's year

in the doldrums, the politicians

0:24:570:25:05

who are meant to meet here have

continued to get paid.

0:25:050:25:08

Recently, an official report

recommended that those salaries

0:25:080:25:10

should be cut by a third.

0:25:100:25:11

However, what impact that might have

on this assembly that never sits

0:25:110:25:14

remains far from certain.

0:25:140:25:15

Mark Devenport, BBC News, Stormont.

0:25:150:25:21

England's head cricket coach

Trevor Bayliss says he plans to step

0:25:210:25:24

down after the 2019 Ashes Series.

0:25:240:25:26

The 55-year-old, who was appointed

in 2015, told the England

0:25:260:25:28

and Wales Cricket Board

about his decision a year ago.

0:25:280:25:30

He's just seen his side beaten 4-0

in the Ashes Series in Australia.

0:25:300:25:39

Great Britain is aiming for its most

successful Winter Olympics to date,

0:25:390:25:42

after UK Sport set a target

of at least five medals from

0:25:420:25:45

February's Games in South Korea.

0:25:450:25:50

The current record is a four-medal

haul, set by the team in 1924,

0:25:500:25:54

and at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

0:25:540:25:56

Our sports correspondent

Joe Wilson reports.

0:25:560:26:06

Korean cultural centre e Central

London, for everything the winter

0:26:070:26:10

games means to the host nation it

means more than ever to British

0:26:100:26:13

sport. An audience gathered to hear

the targets. Lizzy Arnold's goad we

0:26:130:26:19

one of four won in 2014, five at

least are expected this time. Can we

0:26:190:26:25

really be winning more medals, at

more sports with more investment?th

0:26:250:26:30

has to stop somewhere?

It a good

question. Every time it seems to be

0:26:300:26:34

this will be the best ever this

time. You think, is it possible to

0:26:340:26:39

keep going? The great thing with the

winter Olympics an Paralympics it is

0:26:390:26:44

a games that is developing in Great

Britain, we have had some really

0:26:440:26:49

impressive results over the past few

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games,

0:26:490:26:54

it is an area we can grow.

This

skater could win two medals on her

0:26:540:27:00

own as for the winner -- winter

Paralympics the medal target is at

0:27:000:27:04

least seven. There is more to be

played for. You make connections

0:27:040:27:07

where you see them what we do see is

the profound sense people get, that

0:27:070:27:12

it is high class sport but with a

hiring purpose, it tells you

0:27:120:27:15

something about your self and what

is possible. I hope will challenge

0:27:150:27:19

perceptions of disability in

society.

0:27:190:27:22

The UK's investment in Pyeongchang's

winner sport is 32 million of

0:27:220:27:26

lottery money. As ever that is only

fun if it pays off.

0:27:260:27:31

Joe Wilson, BBC News, Central

London.

0:27:310:27:35

The nominations for this year's

British Academy Film Awards

0:27:350:27:37

have been announced.

0:27:370:27:38

The fantasy romance "The Shape

of Water" leads the field,

0:27:380:27:41

with 12 nominations.

0:27:410:27:41

It's also been announced that

Joanna Lumley will host

0:27:410:27:44

the awards ceremony,

replacing Stephen Fry,

0:27:440:27:45

who's stepping down from the role.

0:27:450:27:47

Here's our entertainment

correspondent, Lizo Mzimba.

0:27:470:27:55

The Shape of Water, a tender science

fiction fantasy with Britain's Sally

0:27:550:28:00

Hawkins playing a mute cleaner who

falls in love with a water creature.

0:28:000:28:05

A Best Actress nomination for

Hawkin, one of 12 for the movie,

0:28:050:28:09

including best film.

You have wanted this your entire

0:28:090:28:13

adult life.

No.

Just behind two

films have nine nomination, wartime

0:28:130:28:20

drama Darkest Hour where Gary Oldman

and Kristin Scott Thomas are

0:28:200:28:26

recognised for Best Actor and Best

Supporting Actress.

Why did you put

0:28:260:28:31

up the billboards.

And dark drama

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

0:28:310:28:36

Missouri, like The Shape of Water,

its strongly female led with Frances

0:28:360:28:41

mechanic door nand nominated for

Best Actress, this is a year where

0:28:410:28:44

unusually, two of the three most

nominated films feature strong women

0:28:440:28:48

at the centre, with the men only

supporting roles and this year

0:28:480:28:54

female led doesn't just apply to

many of the nominated movie, the

0:28:540:28:58

awards ceremony will be presented by

a woman, for the first time in over

0:28:580:29:02

15 years. Another significant piece

of film industry symbolism for

0:29:020:29:06

women.

We are levelling up very very

0:29:060:29:09

quickly to the same level. We have

still got to fight, stand up, but

0:29:090:29:14

brave, be bold, be resolute, and

say, we are going to make things

0:29:140:29:18

even. We will make them equal from

now on. That is good. That is

0:29:180:29:21

exciting.

The theme of to an extent

focussing on women is continued with

0:29:210:29:27

Bafta announcing that it will soon

be publishing a set of cross

0:29:270:29:32

industry workplace guidelines,

following the sexual harassment

0:29:320:29:35

revelations of the past few months.

Think we have a very powerful role

0:29:350:29:40

to play, we are a small

organisation, but with a powerful

0:29:400:29:44

global presence, so it is incredibly

important that we are not only part

0:29:440:29:48

of the change, but we are driving

those changes through too.

0:29:480:29:53

This is also the week when Oscar

voters are decided their nomination,

0:29:530:29:57

it is likely much attention will be

paid this year more than ever, as to

0:29:570:30:01

whether they will be championing

female led stories and female

0:30:010:30:06

storytellers.

0:30:060:30:11

Now, life on the road can be

challenging for a reporter...

0:30:110:30:16

I am at one of the -- ow!

0:30:160:30:21

I am at one of the -- ow!

0:30:210:30:23

Spare a thought for BBC

Look East's Alex Dunlop,

0:30:230:30:25

who found himself mobbed by lemurs

while on assignment.

0:30:250:30:27

He was at Banham Zoo

in Norfolk to cover the annual

0:30:270:30:29

stock take of animals.

0:30:290:30:30

Unsurprisingly,

the clip's gone viral.

0:30:300:30:35

Here is west.

0:30:350:30:37

Here is west. Weather-wise we have

seen a very big snow storm just hit

0:30:370:30:41

the Alps over the last couple of

days, now it has brought enormous

0:30:410:30:47

falls of snow, cutting off some ski

resorts entirely. 13 thousand people

0:30:470:30:53

are stranded? Zer mat at the moment.

Power supplies have been affect and

0:30:530:31:00

the avalanche risk is very high.

This is how much snow we have seen

0:31:000:31:05

over the last 48-hour, 160

centimetre, that is about there on

0:31:050:31:08

me. It would be my head poking out

from that snow fall! Here in the UK,

0:31:080:31:13

after a sunny day yesterday in the

northern half of the UK, the weather

0:31:130:31:17

has changed. The sheet of cloud is

pushed northward and for the vast

0:31:170:31:21

imagine I the the skies look

something like this. Grey. Misty and

0:31:210:31:25

foggy, we have drizzle round as

Will. There are a few hole, Cumbria

0:31:250:31:29

is sitting in a hole and western

Scotland. You will see a bit of

0:31:290:31:34

sunshine here. Little overall change

in the weather, little prospects for

0:31:340:31:38

most of us seeing much sunshine at

all. Cold in the North East, sill

0:31:380:31:44

that wind blowing. But, we are going

to see a change in the weather this

0:31:440:31:49

evening. This Atlantic weather front

is coming our way. It will push in

0:31:490:31:53

as we go through the first part of

the evening with the rain heavy,

0:31:530:31:56

before spreading on to Scotland. The

rain perhaps not so heavy in England

0:31:560:32:00

and Wales but it will be a damp kind

of night. Temperature-wise, we are

0:32:000:32:05

looking at lows between 3 and 6

Celsius. Tomorrow, this weather

0:32:050:32:09

front will continue to push

eastwards, however, one complication

0:32:090:32:13

is we are likely to see an area of

low pressure on the front, that will

0:32:130:32:17

put the brakes on the weather front.

It will move and stall somewhere

0:32:170:32:21

across the eastern side, so there

could be rain round, even into the

0:32:210:32:25

afternoon, further west, we will see

some sunshine and lit start to feel

0:32:250:32:30

milder in the south, with

temperatures for some into double

0:32:300:32:34

figure, looking on into Wednesday

night, things could turn murky as

0:32:340:32:38

rain clear, we will be left with

some clear skies. Mist and fog could

0:32:380:32:44

become an issue. There will be

pockets of frost round so it could

0:32:440:32:48

be slippy first thing. A quiet end

to the week, but Thursday, yes, some

0:32:480:32:53

patches could linger. Aside that we

could see sunshine. A cool day.

0:32:530:32:58

Temperatures between four and six

and Friday the end of the week,

0:32:580:33:01

again a lot of dry weather but a lot

of cloud as well, particularly in

0:33:010:33:05

England, further west the breeze

picks up, bringing in milder air, we

0:33:050:33:09

will see rain working in late on in

the day. That is the latest weather.

0:33:090:33:15

A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime.

0:33:150:33:17

Theresa May's ministerial

reshuffle continues,

0:33:170:33:18

as she refreshes her government.

0:33:180:33:24

Downing Street says the right team

is in place to tackle

0:33:240:33:26

the country's challenges.

0:33:260:33:28

That's all from the BBC News at,

so it's goodbye from me -

0:33:280:33:31

and on BBC One we now join the BBC's

news teams where you are.

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