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President Trump is to visit
Florida to pay his respects
to the students and teachers killed
in the high school shooting.
A candlelit vigil has been held
for the victims of the shooting.
Some of those attending
chanted, "No more guns."
Knowing that everything
has been cleaned up,
like I was saying, you can't...
You can almost imagine
just blood on the walls,
bodies on the floor.
No one's going to be able to walk
through that building, no one.
We'll have the latest from Florida.
Also this lunchtime:
A dramatic fall in home ownership -
new figures show only one in four
young people on middle incomes
succeed in buying a property.
Oxfam International announces
a comprehensive plan
and an independent commission
to deal with allegations
of abuse by its staff.
And building bridges -
the team from Chester Zoo helping
the endangered orangutans of Borneo
move around their habitat.
Is this the wrong that's going to
get Great Britain their first medal
in these Winter Olympics?
have the latest from the Winter
Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Listen, I know hundreds of thousands
of people have stayed up.
I also know from your mum and dad
that great auntie Elsie,
I think she's 93, she has stayed
up as well.
I hope she gets some sleep then.
And coming up in the
sport on BBC News:
Defending champion Lizzie Yarnold
defends a slender lead
in the second run of the
women's skeleton in Pyeongchang.
Welcome to the BBC News at one.
President Trump with later today
visit the scene of the Florida high
school shooting, which left 17
people dead. Police say the shooter
The FBI has admitted
it received a tip-off
about Nikolas Cruz last year.
Social media accounts show the
19-year-old posing with guns and
knives. Thousands of people attended
a candlelit vigil in Florida.
They came to mourn the lives lost
and the live scarred
by this senseless attack.
Neighbours, friends and the students
of Stoneman Douglas High comforted
one another as best they could.
Jet was among the students
who ran in the panic once
the first shots were fired.
He doesn't know if he can handle
returning to the halls
where his classmates' lives
were cut short.
I don't know if I'll be able to just
cope with walking through the bottom
floor of the freshman building,
knowing that everything
has been cleaned up.
You can almost imagine
just blood on the walls,
bodies on the floor.
No one is going to be able to walk
through that building.
All 17 victims have
now been identified.
Among them talented students,
star athletes and Aaron Feis,
a beloved football coach
and security guard.
He has been called a hero
for shielding children
from the gunman's bullets.
Nikolas Cruz appeared in court
briefly on 17 charges
of premeditated murder.
His lawyer said he was sad
and remorseful and described him
as a broken human being.
The Sheriff's Office said
he confessed to opening fire
on his former school.
He told authorities he bought
a drink at Subway and stopped
at McDonald's after the rampage.
On social media, Cruz
often posed with guns.
And, in one post, he wrote he would
be a professional school shooter.
Those who knew him were troubled
by his behaviour.
I saw him in the backyard and he had
like a, I wouldn't say a BB gun,
I wasn't exactly sure.
And I was pretty young
so I told my mom and I said,
Mom, it looks like he is
shooting at something.
And the people who are behind us
have chickens and he was shooting
at the chickens, so my
mom called the cops.
He would steal other
The cops were always at his house.
He hid my car one time and we went
to go and find out who did it
and he was hiding under a bush
and he started pelting eggs at my
friend and we were chasing him down.
He has just always
been causing trouble.
These terrifying scenes of students
completely helpless and trembling
with fear have shaken the nation.
And they have reignited
the debate on gun control.
People here are in a state of shock
that someone in their own community
could be capable of such killing,
and that their city now joins
the long list of America's
school shooting tragedies.
The President said he
plans to visit soon.
Never one to shy away
from controversial decisions
in the name of safety and security
for Americans, many wonder
if he will come with new ideas,
and if he will remain silent
on gun control.
And Nada is in Parkland
in Florida now.
The team unity has been through such
a trauma. -- the community. What
more people saying, what do they
You know, it's
extraordinary to hear from these
students, who speak so eloquently
and with such passion, and you heard
very clearly from them, and I've
spoken to some students at that
vigil, and from parents as well.
They say they don't want to just be
another number. They are OK that
videos of them showed them in some
of the most emotional states they've
ever been in Arsene cross-country,
because they want people to
understand what gun violence looks
like. They say they want changes
made. The majority of Americans in
this country agree that there needs
to be better background checks for
people with mental health, that they
shouldn't have access to guns, that
there should be greater bans on
automatic weapons, and yet in
Congress there is this divide, and
the country is more divided than
ever on this issue. When you hear
from people here, they say, despite
people in Washington being stuck on
this issue, they hope around the
nation, there is some rallying for
people to push for change.
The number of young people in the UK
who own their own home has fallen
dramatically over the last 20 years.
Research by the Institute
for Fiscal Studies shows
that the proportion of middle-income
earners aged 25 to 34
who own a property dropped over that
period from two-thirds
to just over a quarter.
Our personal finance correspondent,
Simon Gompertz, reports.
I've been living here
a couple of years now.
Aged 30, keen to buy,
but shut out of the market.
So this is my room.
Tom Bourlet says renting here
in Brighton is money down the drain.
But the house prices beyond him.
It's completely out of reach.
There is not a chance I will be
able to get the deposit.
It's such a cost and with utility
bills, with the cost
of trains going to London,
with my rent prices,
it is just unachievable.
And my friends, they are all around
the same age and none of us
are on the property ladder yet.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies
looked at young people aged 25
to 34 on middle-incomes,
at the moment, between 22,000
and 30,000 for a household
after tax - in most cases,
couples with children.
Two decades ago, 65%
of those on middle incomes
owned their own homes.
That's dropped to just 27%.
Most of the rest are forced to rent.
The huge increase in house prices
is the reason why it has
become so difficult.
20 years ago, a young
family would need four
times their income in order to buy.
Now, it's more like eight times, so,
for increasing numbers,
buying a home is just a nonstarter.
The Government's Help To Buy scheme
is helping people afford more,
particularly new homes,
and first-time buyers have
had their stamp duty cut.
But the problem is
also one of supply.
Councils complain that developers
are sitting on planning permission
for more than 400,000 homes that
haven't been built, and that is
aggravating the shortage.
It's really hard to see how
we can make this better
when we are still seeing huge demand
for housing and that housing
demand is not being met
with the right number of houses.
So I think it is all coming down
to the individual now.
They are having to make
the choices, they are having
to decide for themselves -
do I want to rent and have
the flexibility but pay more for it,
or do I want to make a lot
of difficult decisions and get
on the housing ladder sooner?
My mum always says she got
on the property ladder around 25,
26, and she tells me the deposit
price and how cheap it was.
Tom is aggrieved he is missing out -
part of a generation
in which most people,
like it or not, are
stuck with renting.
Simon Gompertz, BBC News, Brighton.
The head of Oxfam International has
announced what she's calling
a comprehensive plan,
including an independent commission
to deal with claims of abuse
involving its staff.
Winnie Byanyima said the revelations
of sexual misconduct
in Haiti and other countries
were a stain on the charity that
will shame it for years.
Our diplomatic correspondent,
James Landale, reports.
The earthquake that struck in 2010
reduced much of a teaser rubble. But
the after-shock is still being felt
by Oxfam. -- reduced much of Haiti.
Oxfam's global head said sorry for
the sexual exploitation carried out
by some staff from Haiti, something
she told me she only found out that
Anyone who is being
attacked him -- a victim of abuse, I
want them to come forward we will
atone for the past. Right now,
thousands of Oxfam staff are doing
the right thing in the most
dangerous places in the world.
promising Tavernier checks on staff
references, three times more money
spent on internal safeguarding, and
a new arm's-length commission to
investigate Oxfam's handling of past
Members of this commission
will be well respected, well-known,
experienced women's rights leaders,
or human rights leaders.
going to be seen as marking your own
homework? If you are paying for
They will be women and men of
integrity, who will facilitate a job
for us. They will make their own
She couldn't guarantee there
were no sexual predators still
looking for Oxfam, but she said more
staff would be found accountable if
they are found to have mishandled
What hurts me most is
that, out there in Haiti or another
country, there are some who are
women who are abused and you haven't
received justice. For me, to deliver
justice for those people is more
important than, say, the reputation
of Oxfam. These will be women and
men of integrity, who will
facilitate to do a job for us. They
will make their own plan. They will
make their own timetable. And we
will just support them to ensure
they give us their independent
But this problem isn't
limited to charities and United
Nations agencies and peacekeepers
have faced similar accusations of
sexual misconduct, and the
organisation's Secretary-General, he
promised he would take action.
is an important battle which will
not be won in two or three days. We
need consistent commitment to gender
parity, gender equality and at the
same time, reduction of sexual
What went on in Haiti
has cost Oxfam trust, money and
celebrity ambassadors, but it's
shone a spotlight on an industry
which until now has kept much of its
behaviour in the shadows.
Theresa May is in Berlin to discuss
the impact of Brexit on security.
She meets Chancellor Angela Merkel
this afternoon, in advance
of a speech in which she's expected
to set out what sort of security
partnership she wants with the EU
after the UK leaves.
Let's speak to Berlin
correspondent Jenny Hill.
This is always an important topic,
Jenny, the issue of security, but
it's striking that this comes as the
heads of a number of security
agencies come together to talk about
Quite right, the head of
MI6 and the French and German
intelligence agencies have just made
an unprecedented joint appearance at
the Munich security conference,
where they emphasised the importance
of international cooperation on
security, even once Britain has left
the EU. That's a sentiment you can
expect to be echoed by Theresa May
when she visits first of all Angela
Merkel in Burlington, and then
addresses the security conference in
Munich tomorrow. Her visit here is,
I think, eagerly anticipated, and
that's because, behind the scenes,
there is a degree of frustration in
Berlin. Earlier this week, the
German government said in no
uncertain terms that it was high
time Britain firmed up its plans for
Brexit, making the point that the
clock is ticking. In effect, it's
time to tell the EU what Britain
wants. I think you can expect Angela
Merkel to hammer that point home she
meets Mrs May. An interesting
meeting, both leaders promising
their country is stable governments,
and both women are struggling.
Angela Merkel is somewhat weakened
domestically, still trying to forge
a new government, but whatever shape
that government takes, however weak,
Germany's position isn't going to
change. Access to the single market
for Britain means taking on freedom
of movement in Berlin will continue
to insist there will be no cherry
picking for the UK.
Men who were abused by Barry Bennell
when he was a youth football coach
have told the BBC they'll be seeking
compensation from the clubs he was
with when he committed the crimes.
Yesterday, Bennell was found guilty
of another seven counts of sexually
He's now been convicted
of 43 offences
between 1979 and 1990.
Our sports correspondent,
Richard Conway, reports.
No child should suffer
the way we did.
For the survivors of Barry Bennell's
reign of abuse, the pain and memory
of their ordeals will never fade.
They are left instead to reflect
on how one of Britain's most
prolific paedophiles was allowed
to get away with his
crimes for so long.
He got away with it
because he was so good
at what he did in terms of football.
His ability and skills.
He groomed the parents.
A perfect storm, almost.
Until we grew into men and stood
up to him and put him
where he should be now.
Speaking today, some of those
subjected to Barry Bennell's abuse
said they will now pursue civil
claims against the club
--clubs connected to the case -
Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City.
He ruined my life.
If there is any compensation
or damages, of course
I am going to take it.
I do want an apology
to start off with.
From the clubs he was involved with.
Yes, he has ruined my life.
Should I get something for it?
I think I should.
With hundreds of potential victims,
it could prove costly
to the clubs involved.
We need to consider the impact
on their lives, potential
psychiatric and physical injuries
they have suffered,
looking at potential
therapy costs for them,
their children, their partners.
And also looking at the lost
prospects in respect
of education and employment
as professional footballers.
Meanwhile, in a statement,
Crewe Alexandra said...
But one former director said
he warned senior officials
about Bennell's relationship
with young boys in the late 1980s,
but the coach was allowed
to stay in his job.
There was so much banter around
the dressing rooms and around
the football club about it.
You know, odd remarks getting
made here and there.
If you did not know about it,
God knows where you were.
You weren't at Crewe.
Dario, will you stop and answer
questions for the BBC?
Do you have a message
for the victims?
Dario Gradi, Crewe's former manager
and the man who brought Bennell
to the club has said previously
he knew nothing about the abuse
and has maintained a silence
on the issue this week.
Barry Bennell will be sentenced
on Monday and is facing
the prospect of facing the rest
of his life in prison.
This particular case may be over,
but the questions continue.
Here at Manchester City, one the
club is connected to Barry Bennell,
say they have heartfelt sympathy to
all victims, what they call the
unimaginable tragic experiences they
Barry Bennell, the other
they say is a man called John
Broome, they say is deceased, but
nevertheless those investigations
continue. The numbers involved since
a number of former players came
forward and gave testimony and spoke
of their stories, a staggering 294
suspects across Britain, 839 alleged
victims of historical child sexual
abuse in football. The FA, the
Football Association looking into
its past and seeing what it knew and
when, half a million documents under
review. The Barry Bennell case may
be done for now but the questions
and scrutiny for football will
Our top story this lunchtime:
A candlelit vigil has been held to
remember the 17 people killed in the
Florida high school shooting. Coming
up on the programme, how harmful
could cleaning products be?
Scientists claim they are a
contributor to air pollution. Coming
up in sport, the new Scotland
manager is confirmed. A deal until
2020, 11 years after leaving the job
for the first time.
For people suffering lung problems
there's often an anxious wait
for the test samples to be analysed.
Now an international team
of scientists, including
some from Edinburgh,
a probe that goes inside the lung.
The probe can find and identify
an infection for the first time.
Details have been unveiled
in Austin, Texas,
from where our science correspondent
Pallab Ghosh sent this report.
Shrunk down to microscopic surmise,
a submarine team in the 1960s movie
Shrunk down to microscopic size,
a submarine team in the 1960s movie
Fantastic Voyage enter the body
of a patient to find
the source of his illness.
Can you see at captain?
Yes, I see it now.
50 years on, inspired by that film,
doctors in Edinburgh are sending
a probe inside a patient's lung.
Journeying through the tiny airways,
they come across bacteria,
which you can see in white.
The bacteria have been sprayed
with a chemical that makes them
visible when light is shone on them.
It's the very first time it's been
possible to see infection
inside the human body.
The real advantage here
is we are imaging and detecting
where the disease is in
the patient's lungs.
And we are giving a diagnosis
or decision-making power
within minutes or seconds.
That's a big difference.
The team are using it to test
if critically ill people
are developing pneumonia.
Patients in intensive care are given
as a matter of course,
just in case they
develop an infection.
That there is a huge downside -
complications can arise,
and it's thought tens of thousands
of people worldwide die as a result.
There is a huge overuse of
antibiotics in intensive care units.
Clinicians simply do not
have the answers at their fingertips
when they are administering
but this technology could give
them more information
about what they are trying to treat.
The same technique is also
being used in Texas to develop
a new test for malaria.
The scientists shine a light
on a blood sample and,
straightaway, they can see
if a patient is infected.
You can transmit it,
if you need a doctor
or clinician's input.
The aim is to shrink the setup
to the size of an iPad,
so it can be used in poor
and remote areas.
The main global need
is the diagnosis of
malaria in the field.
It will have a huge impact,
particularly for infants
and the elderly, who are dying
at a tremendous rate
in these underserved areas.
Perhaps, as Hollywood predicted,
very soon miniature probes
will be able to locate,
identify and treat a wide
range of diseases.
Pallab Ghosh, BBC
News, Austin, Texas.
Scientists in the United States say
that chemicals in many household
products are now a key contributor
to city air pollution,
rivalling some vehicle emissions.
focussed on so-called volatile
organic compounds found in products
such as cleaning fluids and paints,
our Environment Analyst Roger
Harrabin is with me.
And can explain more. You better
have and explain what sort of
problem we are looking at.
compounds typically have been
noticed to be coming from cars,
based on oil based products on when
they turn into gases they combine to
form particles that can be breathed
deep into the lungs. Car-makers have
been under pressure to clear up the
organic compounds and have done so
successfully with catalytic
converters and better engine design
but as the amount of these have
dropped, so the amount of those from
other things in the household have
stayed the same or grown so
relatively in looks bigger and now
concentration, looking at pates,
perfumes, detergents, the sorts of
things you might smell and taste at
the back of your throat can form
harmful particles inside your home.
All of that said, is it also fair to
say we react to things differently
and not everyone will have that
That is true. There is
another study coincidently from
Norway showing among a group of
cleaners, they suffered lung damage
similar to if they had been smoking.
That does apply generally and more
specifically you will know that you
go somewhere and somebody will say
that air freshener in the car is
terrible, I have to open the window
and you say what air freshener? Or I
cannot stand that perfume, oh, I
think it is lovely. People react
differently and it makes it
difficult to work out the rules
about this sort of thing. I think we
are moving into a more simplified
age. We know we have to use fewer
types of plastic and I suspect we
will have more fragrance free
detergents as we move into the
A team from Chester Zoo is trying
to halt a massive fall
in the number of orangutans
on the island of Borneo.
A study has found
that within 16 years,
the population there has halved.
The researchers said
that while deforestation
was partly to blame,
a large number of the animals
were being killed by hunters
or as punishment for raiding crops.
Victoria Gill reports.
Hanging onto survival.
Zoo programmes like this
preserve small populations
of Bornean orangutans.
But, in the wild, they are being
pushed rapidly towards extinction.
Their rainforest home
continues to be cleared
for agriculture and mining,
but a 16-year-long study has now
revealed that Borneo's orangutans
are disappearing from areas
where the forest is untouched.
They are being targeted by hunters.
Even in the areas where we think
they're safe, we are losing them.
And in some of the large populations
where we have measured this loss,
it's 50% over 16 years.
It is an astonishing decline
at the population level.
Even without animals
being deliberately killed,
scientists estimate that
deforestation alone could wipe out
another 45,000 orangutans
here in the next three decades.
But this bridge-building project
is a much-needed sign of hope.
Where the forest is fragmented
by agricultural drainage ditches,
a team from Chester Zoo
and the Malaysian charity Hutan
is physically reconnecting it
with tough polyester straps.
This remarkable footage captured
by a tourist is the project's
first sign of success.
When these animals use their arms,
they move around, they move that
height, they swing in the forest
canopy and that's what they
rely on in the wild.
The zoo has learned from that
to build bridges that
will reconnect that habitat,
just like the ones
in the zoo enclosure.
To actually see them using them
and moving more freely
across this habitat,
that is so fragmented,
is a really positive sign.
This is very much
a short-term solution.
The long-term solution
is to reforest the area.
Palm oil grown here makes its way
into a huge variety of our food
and other products,
so conservationists are urging us
consumers to check it's
Our choices, scientists say,
could decide whether there
is a future for these
critically endangered apes.
Victoria Gill, BBC News.
He's known as the Wizard -
now Dom Parsons is celebrating
the magic of winning Team GB's first
medal at the Winter Olympics.
The 30-year-old, who was classed
as an outsider, took
bronze in the skeleton.
And now all hopes are pinned
on the women carrying
on their winning ways in the event.
2014 gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold
is aiming to become the first
British athlete to successfully
defend a Winter Olympic title.
Our sports correspondent
David Ornstein is in Pyeongchang.
David. Britain arrived in South
Korea with a target of making it the
most successful ever Winter Olympics
but despite record levels of
funding, after six days of
competition, it was a story of
disappointment and they will yet to
set foot on a podium but today in
dramatic fashion, the weight came to
an end as my colleague Andy Swiss
From a 100-1 outsider
to Olympic medallist.
In a sport of eventful journeys,
Dom Parsons takes some beating.
His final run was an
emotional roller coaster.
Beginning in bronze position,
his supporters, including
parents Judith and David,
were starting to dream.
Nikita Tregubov's time.
Slower by a mere two
hundredths of a second.
Can you believe it?
Well it will be an agonising wait
now for Dom Parsons.
In second place, but with two more
athletes still to go, has he done
enough for an Olympic medal?
Well it seemed unlikely.
Next to go, Martins Dukurs,
the world champion.
But, against the odds, he faltered,
and Parsons was gifted
a glorious reprieve.
Parsons unbelievably has his medal!
From despair to delight
in the blink of an eye.
I thought I had lost it
and made a couple too many
mistakes in that run.
But, Martins made more mistakes,
and he was the last person I thought
would make those mistakes.
For his parents, meanwhile,
the relief and pride
Gosh, he has earned it.
The last 11 years, he has dedicated
his life to skeleton.
How proud are you feeling right now?
I could not be prouder.
And here is the proof.
The sweetest of family reunions.
For Dom Parsons, the perfect ending
to a day of emotion and elation.
Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.
The women's event is under way with
defending champion Lizzy Yarnold
setting a new track record in the
first run and also Laura Deas
impressing in her second and they
sit third and fourth going into the
third and fourth runs, which
concludes tomorrow, on what could be
a Super Saturday for Great Britain
with medal opportunities in the
short track speed skating with Elise
Christie and freestyle skiing with
Jane. Thank you. That
brought tears to my eyes.
Time for a look at the weather.
Here's Stav Danaos.
Here's Stav Danaos.
It is another cold start this
morning but to compensate, a lot of
sunshine across the UK and this
glorious pictures sent in by a
weather watcher in Leicestershire.
For the weekend, subtle changes with
Saturday pretty similar to today.
Then turning mild on Sunday with
more cloud and outbreaks of rain.
Starting with clear skies this
morning but looking at cloud rolling
in from the west. It looks like
conditions will go downhill in
Northern Ireland and into western
Scotland and eventually western
fringes of Great Britain as we head
into the afternoon. Central,
southern and eastern parts will hold
onto sunshine and stay dry and
feeling mild in the south but cold
in the north. The breeze will pick
up as the weather front moves in and
brings rain and hill snow to
Scotland and maybe the far north of
England. They few centimetres of
setting snow in Scotland and the
Pennines. Clear skies in the east.
Not as cold further west because we
have cloud and rain. The weather
front will remain to start Saturday.
Central areas will have cloud and
outbreaks of rain, which moves
eastwards, so there could be showers
in Central and eastern England also
showers in western Scotland could be
heavy. That said, a lot of sunshine
and it should be pleasant. The winds
falling light. Between seven and 11
degrees in the South. You will
notice the temperature difference on
Sunday. This feature moving in from
the Atlantic. It is a warm front and
will have warmer air behind it, so
introducing cloud and rain. But
notice the colours pushing in,
initially to Northern Ireland and
then the rest of the country. Early
brightness we could seek early on
Sunday in eastern parts. Western
areas starting cloudy and damp. That
will move to all parts of the
afternoon. Claudio Bravo western
hills. The temperature is 9-11, or
12 degrees. Holding onto the mild
weather for the start of next week.
Rain at first but then things will
turn brighter and there is a
potential for things to be colder by
the end of the week.
potential for things to be colder by
the end of the week. Stay tuned to
the weather. Thank you.
A reminder of our main
story this lunchtime...
A candlelit vigil has been held
to remember the 17 people killed
in the Florida high school shooting.
That is all.
That is all.