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A university lecturer -

thought to be one of Britain's most

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prolific paedophiles -

has been jailed for 32 years

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after admitting 137 offences.

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Dr Matthew Falder's crimes included

encouraging the rape of a child,

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and blackmailing victims to film

themselves in degrading positions.

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There were contacts made

with people in Slovenia,

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Australia, there were victims

in the United States,

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and there were victims all over

England and Wales and Scotland.

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We'll be live with our

correspondent who was in court -

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and be looking at the international

operation that brought

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Falder to justice.

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Also this lunchtime:

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The Prime Minister

is to launch a review

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The Prime Minister is to launch

a review of university

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tuition fees in England -

admitting it's "one of the most

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expensive systems" in the world.

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Oxfam reveals that three of the men

accused of sexual misconduct

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in Haiti physically threatened

witnesses during a 2011

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investigation.

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The film Three Billboards Outside

Ebbing, Missouri hits jackpot

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at last night's Baftas,

with winners including

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its star Frances McDormand.

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And the Russian curler who's

being investigated for doping

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after winning bronze at the Winter

Olympics.

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And coming up in the

sport on BBC News:

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Can Great Britain score a much

needed win over Switzerland

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in the women's curling

to boost their chances

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of making the last four?

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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A lecturer at Birmingham University,

said to be one of Britain's worst

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offenders, has been jailed for 32

years for sexual offences

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against children.

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Matthew Falder pleaded

guilty to 137 charges,

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including encouraging the rape

of a minor - and blackmailing his

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victims into sending him obscene

footage of themselves carrying

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out degrading acts.

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The operation to catch Falder

included law enforcement

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agencies across the world.

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US Homeland Security described him

as "the worst child exploitation

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offender" it had ever seen

on the internet.

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Sima Kotecha is outside

the court in Birmingham.

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Matthew Falder has been described as

one of Britain's worst paedophiles,

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today he showed no emotion as he was

sentenced to more than 30 years in

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jail. Some of the officers in the

court were crying, victims looked

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distressed. The judge told him, a

person of your intelligence did not

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realise the harm they were doing and

did not stop. He said Falder was

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controlling, manipulative and cruel.

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What is it I have done? What is it I

am supposed to have done?

Document

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you filed are being arrested at his

workplace last year. He spent years

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posing as a female artist online to

trick his victims and to sending

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them naked pictures of themselves.

Distributing indecent images of

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children.

He then searched for the

profiles on social media and use

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that information to blackmail them

into sending him more images. He

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even installed secret cameras in

people's home. Falder contacted more

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than 300 people worldwide offering

them money in exchange for photos.

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His youngest victim was just 13. One

of his victims told us she can no

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longer trust anybody.

I did not want

stay at home because he knew where I

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lived. I could not concentrate on

anything. I could not talk to my

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family. I felt ashamed of what I was

doing. I did not want to go out onto

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the street because he might be

there. I did not feel safe anywhere.

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Last year he pleaded guilty to 137

charges including encouraging the

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rape of a child and possessing a

paedophile manual.

You have a

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victim, and e-mail contact, that is

it. It's a tricky starting point and

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what you have then got is people

like him who are using all the tools

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in the tool box which are available

to him to stay hidden.

Falder was

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under surveillance for several

months during a four year

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investigation. The Cambridge

graduate was then identified by the

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National crime agency and it worked

with partner agencies across the

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world for the first time including

the FBI, the Australian Federal

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police and Euro poll to find the man

behind the messages.

There were

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contacts made with people in

Slovenia, Australia, there were

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victims in the United States and all

over England and Wales and Scotland.

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And we then had to try and piece

together information across many

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different police forces.

Falder

lived in this block of flats, he

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worked at Birmingham University.

Officers say he motivation was power

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and control. He wanted his victims

to feel embarrassed Adam Gemili at

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it and he was confident he could

outwit the other of these --

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embarrassed and humiliated. He had

the intention of manipulating

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people, using names such as 666devil

to communicate with other

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paedophiles. On the dark Internet he

wrote about one of his victims,

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saying, "To be honest I am thinking

how in love and mentally struggling

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she seems to be that I should be

able to get some good nudes from her

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willingly. I'm not sure if I care

whether she lives or dies to be

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honest". In court the paedophile

showed no remorse. The judge told

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him that you wanted to assume total

control over your victim. You are

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cruel and manipulative.

This case raises questions as to how

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authorities can remain one step

ahead of people like Falder you are

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so technically savvy they are able

to exploit vulnerable people for so

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long without detection.

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The Prime Minister says

there should be better value

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for university students -

as she launches a year-long review

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into how higher education

is funded in England.

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In a speech this afternoon,

Theresa May will admit

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that the current system of charging

maximum annual fees

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of £9,250 had not resulted

in the "competitive"

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market hoped for.

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A university education in England

is now one of the most

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expensive in the world.

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Labour says the entire system

needs to be restructured.

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A Prime Minister who free University

tuition visits sixth formers in

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London to discuss student debt and

the courses they plan to take. One

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meant free radical physics.

Oh gosh.

Such as the reaction many students

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and their parents now have about the

cost of education in England. The

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government says the whole system

needs to be examined again.

We have

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an issue of fees, concerned not just

from students but families, parents

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and grandparents about the level of

debt the build-up and also a concern

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that basically universities charge

the same whatever course you are

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doing.

Currently English

universities are free to charge just

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over £9,000 a year. Depending on the

course. Only a handful charge less

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than the maximum. Graduate in

England leave university with

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average debts of more than £50,000.

Interest rates on student loans now

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stand at 6.1%. With Labour promising

to scrap tuition fees altogether

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there is pressure on the

Conservative government to tackle

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this.

You have to be fair to the

student and the taxpayer. We need to

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reform higher education, support

further education, make sure

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disadvantaged students get the best

universities and the best jobs at

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the end of it.

Within the review the

government will consider the

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reintroduction of maintenance

grants, but there is even dispute

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amongst students about the policy

trade-offs involved.

When I applied

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I knew I would get into debt over

£50,000 but now you have a situation

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where you don't even have

maintenance grants so people like me

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from working-class backgrounds will

have to seek out more loans and that

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puts students off.

I would be

disappointed if my party cut tuition

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fees at the expense of losing

bursaries for underprivileged

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backgrounds. A key Conservative

background is helping to help people

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to help themselves.

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to help themselves.

Ministers are

not saying the state should pick up

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this bill. The challenge for the

government is coming up with

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policies which don't just look like

a pale imitation of what Labour are

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offering. The Prime Minister says

that many students find the level of

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fees charged to not relate to the

quality of the course. Cranking up

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fees to £9,000 was meant to create

the market Theresa May now wants to

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investigate.

She is in search of the

silver bullet which will lead to

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increasing fees but nothing for the

government, there is not a silver

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bullet, she is time to put the

choice is off until after Brexit.

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Number ten is also stressing this

will cover technical and vocational

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education as well and the

rebalancing of post secondary

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education away from universities

toward educational study could be

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the biggest change being considered.

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Our Education correspondent

Elaine Dunkley is here.

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We know the Prime Minister thinks

the system needs to be changed but

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how difficult is that going to be?

This is a real university challenge

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for the government. Students are

graduating with debts of £50,000, a

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number of issues there, high

interest rates at 6.1% and also

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scrapping maintenance grants which

were replaced with loans. The

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government believes if you go to

university you should contribute

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something and one of the things they

are looking at is the idea of

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variable fees. The Education

Secretary Damian Hinds says the fee

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could be dictated by the subject so

for example if you study at

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university course which does not

cost much to deliver and your job

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prospects are not as lucrative at

the end it should be cheaper. The

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arts and social sciences should be

cheaper than doing a science degree,

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studying English should cost you

less than studying engineering. But

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what critics have said is that that

could lead poor students to doing

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courses which are cheaper which

means when they going to the job

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market its valued less and they are

paid less money and relatively

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speaking they end up paying more for

their education. Another issue this

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review will look at is vocational

courses and making a clear a path

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for students who do not want to go

to university. One of the key things

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this review needs to address this

country is facing a shortage of

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nurses and teaching, we have heard

the nursing bursary was scrapped,

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what is the government going to do?

We have heard Labour say they will

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reintroduce maintenance grants in

the election, Jeremy Corbyn popular

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with younger voters by saying they

would scrap Jewish and peace. We are

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not quite sure what this will say in

a year's time but we will have to

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look at a whole raft of measures --

saying they would scrap tuition

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fees.

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Our Assistant political editor

Norman Smith is in Westminster.

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We have heard a little bit about the

politics behind this from Ben

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Wright, please expand?

The politics

are in part that it is a move to try

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to reach out to younger voters

because many Tories they had little

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positive to positive to say to them

at the last election. In part it is

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designed as a riposte to Jeremy

Corbyn and his offer to scrap

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tuition fees. It's in part designed

to have something to talk about

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apart from Brexit, blooming Brexit.

And imparted is driven by the

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thought that the current system is

not working, its bad value for

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money. One of the most expensive

systems in the world. But Theresa

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May has somewhat tied her hands by

insisting that taxpayers should not

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have to bear a bigger portion of the

burden. She does not want to scrap

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the current system and her Education

Secretary says they will not tell

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universities what they should charge

which pretty much passes the ball

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back to universities of their own

back to start cutting the cost of

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university education. So far they

have shown remarkably little

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inclination to do so. They all

pretty much charge the top whack and

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their view is we have got more and

more people applying to come to

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university including from

disadvantaged backgrounds, what on

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earth are we doing wrong? The real

risk for Theresa May is you have a

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review which trundles on for a year

and you end up with firmly

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pro-limited reforms dependent on the

universities to implement and pale

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in comparison to some of the big,

bold, brushstroke offer from Jeremy

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Corbyn.

Norman Smith, thank you.

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It's emerged that three of the Oxfam

employees accused of sexual

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misconduct in Haiti physically

threatened witnesses

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during a 2011 investigation.

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The charity has published

an internal report which said more

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needed to be done to prevent problem

staff working for other charities.

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But despite the warnings,

several men linked to the alleged

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abuse did subsequently take up roles

at other charitable organisations.

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Our correspondent

James Landale reports.

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For more than half a century Oxfam

has been helping those in need such

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as these victims of conflict in

Nigeria in the late 1960s. But the

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hard-won reputation has been put at

risk by the behaviour of some staff

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in Haiti in 2011. An internal report

published today shows one was

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dismissed and redesigned using

prostitutes on Oxfam premises. Two

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more were dismissed for bullying and

intimidation. One of whom also

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downloaded pornography. And another

man was sacked for failing to

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protect staff. What some MPs want

now is for offenders like these to

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be placed on a public register.

I

don't think these reports should be

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secret and now that it is out in the

open we can do something significant

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about it and that is what I will be

asking them to do, to have a central

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register so that we lead the world

and so that we know anyone we give

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money to, any charity has got the

right procedures in place and that

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the children and women are

absolutely safe.

The report also

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says three of the men physically

threatened witnesses during the

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investigation, something which

shocked the Prime Minister.

The

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behaviour we have now discovered was

horrific, far below the standards we

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expect for the charities we work

with and I understand there have

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been further revelations today which

show that actually there was

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physical intimidation of witnesses.

This is horrific, exactly the

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problem we see which means all too

often people do not feel able to

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come forward to report what has

happened to them, the behaviour they

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have been on the receiving end of.

Oxfam shops have been a familiar

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sight in high street for years. The

Prime Minister spokesperson said

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this morning there is still a long

way to go to public trust.

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Former football coach

Barry Bennell has appeared

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in court to be sentenced -

after being found guilty

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of 50 counts of sexual

abuse against 12 victims.

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Bennell - who coached at a number

of clubs including Crewe

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and Man City had appeared

via videolink from prison

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for his five-and-a-half week trial

because of health problems.

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Danny Savage is in Liverpool for us.

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Just tell us what happened in court

today.

The judge has retired to

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consider his sentence at the moment

and he will do that at quarter past

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two this afternoon. But this

afternoon, between 12 and one, we

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heard from many of the victims of

Barry Bennell and this case, giving

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their personal impact statements

about how what had happened to them

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has affected their lives. One man

repeatedly sexually assaulted by

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Bennell in the 1980s said he did not

tell his parents what had happened

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until two years ago. His father

replied to him that he was sorry for

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not being a good dad and the words

the victim said broke his heart. He

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went on to say he turned to alcohol

to blot out the trauma of what has

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happened to him. He stopped his

children now going to sleepover this

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because of what had happened to him

as a child. Minutes later, another

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victim walked over to where Barry

Bennell was sitting and said, Barry,

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Barry, why, why? No reaction from

Bennell who was moved away by a

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security clock in the court but it

gives an illustration of how strong

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the feelings and emotions were in

the court hearing this afternoon.

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Another man said he turned to drugs

to deal with what had happened to

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him and ended up in a young

offenders institution. Several

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victims said they contemplated

suicide and a clear picture has

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emerged Bennell being a manipulative

and controlling the man, who turned

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the dreams of young football players

in nightmares over a period of time.

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And those nightmares still haunt

many victims today and this will not

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give many of these men closure

today. He'll still living with the

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trauma of what happened to them all

those years ago. And their

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tormentors sat in the dock staring

at the floor and giving no reaction.

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He will be sentenced at quarter past

two this afternoon, Rita.

Danny,

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thank you.

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The time is 13:18.

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Our top story this lunchtime:

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A university lecturer -

thought to be one of Britain's most

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prolific paedophiles -

has been jailed for 32 years,

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after admitting 137 offences.

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And still to come...

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Employers accused of living

in the Dark Ages, as a new report

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finds firms failing to understand

the legal rights of women

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taking maternity leave.

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Coming up in Sport:

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Former England captain Casey Stoney

announces her retirement,

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and she's already lined up

a new job, teaming up

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with manager Phil Neville.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Missouri was the big winner

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at the BAFTAs last night -

taking awards in five categories.

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The drama - about a woman's

struggle to get justice

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for her murdered daughter -

was named Best Film, and its star,

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Frances McDormand, won Best Actress.

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Most of the guests attending

the event wore black,

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in support of the Time's Up

and #MeToo campaigns

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against sexual harassment.

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Our entertainment correspondent,

Lizo Mzimba, was there.

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Black dresses on the red carpet -

all part of the ongoing Time's Up

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campaign, aimed at fair

treatment for women.

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It wasn't just stars.

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Two of the original Dagenham Girls -

whose 1968 strike action at Ford led

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to the Equal Pay Act -

were there too.

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Well, we thought it

would end by now.

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We thought everybody would have

got their rights but,

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unfortunately, it hasn't

happened, has it?

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Somewhat appropriate, then,

that the night's big winner -

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

Missouri - focuses on a woman,

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played by Frances McDormand,

who won Best Actress,

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looking for justice.

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I have a little trouble

with compliance.

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LAUGHTER

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APPLAUSE

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But I want you to know that

I stand in full solidarity

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with my sisters tonight in black.

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Power to the people.

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The movie - which won

a total of five BAFTAs,

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including Best Film -

has struck a chord with

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audiences around the world.

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Hey there, Mildred,

you didn't happen to pay

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a visit to the dentist

today, did you?

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No.

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Huh?

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MUFFLED SPEECH:

I said no.

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Best Actor went to Gary Oldman,

who played Winston Churchill

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in World War II drama Darkest Hour.

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He thanked his female co-stars.

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I love you, Kristin.

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I love you, Lily.

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You have a singular

vision and a huge heart,

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and they were never

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more on display than in

this beautiful film.

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And Best Director was won

by Guillermo del Toro

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for The Shape Of Water,

another female-focused film,

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starring Sally Hawkins

as a woman in love with

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a mysterious water creature.

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And the winner of the Rising Star

Award was Britain's Daniel Kaluuya.

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He paid tribute to one

particular woman.

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I'd like to thank my mum.

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Mum, you're the reason

why I started, you're

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the reason why I'm here,

you're the reason why I keep

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going, and this is yours.

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For the past three years,

the BAFTAs and the Oscars haven't

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agreed on Best Picture,

but this 2018 Oscar race

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is the most open in years.

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And with voting starting

on the other side of the Atlantic

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on Tuesday, many will be saying that

Three Billboards' strong

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showing tonight might,

just might, give it the edge

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at the Academy Awards in March.

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Lizo Mzimba, BBC News.

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A 26-year-old woman has been

arrested after an abusive

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hand-written note was left

on the windscreen of an ambulance

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which was responding to an emergency

call in Stoke-on-Trent.

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The note said the vehicle had no

right to be parked where it was,

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with the writer making clear

they couldn't care less

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if the whole street collapsed.

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The note ended by saying, "Now move

your van from outside my house."

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Employers are being accused

of having "antiquated" attitudes

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to recruiting women,

after a survey of 1,100 bosses

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revealed that more than half

believed a woman should have

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to disclose if she was pregnant

during a job interview.

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The Equality and Human Rights

Commission has accused firms

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of "living in the Dark Ages",

and says its study shows many

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employers need more support

to understand the basics

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of discrimination law.

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Richard Lister reports.

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They do see you coming, don't they?

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Sarah Rees was on maternity

leave when she noticed

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her name had vanished

from her employer's website.

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Her daughter, Caitlin,

had just been born, but it was weeks

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before Sarah was told formally she'd

been let go.

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I felt really sad and I almost felt

ashamed that, you know,

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what had I done wrong?

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Because I had only gone

and had a baby and, yet,

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I knew that I loved the job

I was doing.

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And there was still a place for me

in that organisation

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because, months later,

they did employ new stuff in jobs

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because, months later,

they did employ new staff in jobs

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that I could have done quite easily.

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Although having a child

is a life-changing experience,

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the law says it shouldn't affect

a woman's employment rights.

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But a survey of 1,100 of Britain's

bosses revealed more than a third

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thought it was OK to ask a female

job applicant about pregnancy plans.

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More than 40% thought pregnancy puts

an "unnecessary cost

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burden" on the workplace.

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And six in ten bosses believe

a woman should disclose

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whether she's pregnant

during the recruitment process.

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We were shocked but,

unfortunately, not surprised.

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But what we want to do

is to work with employers

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to move things forward.

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And that's why we're asking

employers to put a stake

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on the ground and to join our

Working Forward initiative,

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to work alongside other employers

and take advantage of tips,

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guidance and advice and support.

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The Confederation of

British Industry has acknowledged

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there is a problem, saying today's

poll "shows how far away have to go

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in some firms to change attitudes

towards pregnant workers

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and new mothers.

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Businesses should not ask

about prospective employees'

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family plans at interview,

nor act on any assumptions

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about their career plans."

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Solicitors like this one have helped

around 4,000 women bring

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unfair dismissal cases

against their employers

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in the past four years.

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Around half of one settlement.

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Bina Hale won her case,

but it was a gruelling process.

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54,000 women a year lose their jobs

because of such discrimination.

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So there is awareness, it's just

we need the government to do

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something now with those findings.

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In this day and age,

this shouldn't be happening.

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Women are a valuable

part of the workforce.

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Government figures show one in nine

working mothers lose their jobs due

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to maternity discrimination.

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Today's poll reveals just how deeply

ingrained that discrimination

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still is in workplaces

across the country.

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Richard Lister, BBC News.

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Former shareholders in the collapsed

construction giant Carillion

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are calling for its management

to be investigated.

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Some have told MPs

that the company's

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executives must have known -

or should have known -

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about its cash flow problems

well before it went

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into liquidation last month.

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Our business editor,

Simon Jack, is here.

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Tell us more about what

the shareholders have said.

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The big question is, in March 2017,

Carillion filed this document is a

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its finances were fine. Three months

later, an £850 million hole was

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written the company from which it

never recovered. MPs want to know

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who not to rush what and when? We

have had response from shareholders

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today ranging from Standard Life

Aberdeen who say, we began selling

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in December 2015 and we did not

think the company was taking the

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risks seriously enough. And one big

shareholder has said that all clear

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grounds for an investigation into

whether Management knew or should

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have known about the need for this

£850 million provision. The question

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will be, the company says, it was a

big surprise to us, things went very

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bad very quickly and was able

bigshot. MPs want to know whether

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there is more to that. The focus

will move to Thursday when the

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auditors who signed off on these

accounts will face MPs and they will

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say, why did you sign these of when

the company collapsed? It had a

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whole written it several months

later and they want to know, what

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did they do to make sure the

company's accounts were fine?

0:26:250:26:29

Simon, thank you.

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An anti-doping case has been opened

against a Russian medal-winning

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curler at the Winter Olympics.

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Alexander Krushelnitsky,

who won bronze with his wife

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in the Mixed Doubles on Tuesday,

is suspected of testing positive

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for the banned substance meldonium.

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On the ice, Team GB's women's

curling team are taking

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The men's team won a victory over

Denmark.

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as they seek qualification

to the medal rounds.

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Our sports correspondent,

Andy Swiss, has this

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report from Pyeongchang.

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The first-ever Bronze medal

in Mixed Doubles curling.

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From delight to

a doping controversy.

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Barely a week after

celebrating a medal alongside

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his wife Anastasia,

Alexander Krushelnitsky

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could now we stripped of it.

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But his is a case with far

broader implications.

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Olympic athletes from Russia!

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Krushelnitsky is Russian.

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His country is banned from these

Games because of, guess what?

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A huge doping scandal.

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Olympic organisers

allowed him and 160 other

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Russians to compete as neutrals.

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Now, though, it is an

all-too-familiar story.

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It was a very good pre-Games testing

where, for example, the

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Russian athletes were

tested to a significant

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level more than others.

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But when an athlete,

in the broader sense,

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when an athlete is called

for

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doping, of course it's

extremely disappointing,

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but it does show that

the system works.

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While the decision to allow

Russian athletes to compete

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here, albeit as neutrals, attracted

criticism for the Games, so this

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positive test raises some

uncomfortable questions for the

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Olympic authorities.

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At the opening ceremony here,

the Russian athletes

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had to parade under a neutral flag.

0:28:130:28:15

The IOC considering lifting the ban

for the closing ceremony, but after

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this latest scandal,

can they really?

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It's very frustrating that the story

has come back halfway through the

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Games. You don't want any positive

tests in the Olympics but for it to

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be an applicant company that country

were told the athletes would be

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clean, that is hard news to.

Away

from the controversy of the curling,

0:28:300:28:35

encouraging news for Britain's men's

team. Victory over Denmark boosting

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their hopes of the semifinals. On

the snow, though, Amy follow's hopes

0:28:390:28:44

came to a painful end. The event is

called big air, but in this case,

0:28:440:28:50

not quite enough. She later posted

this photo. Bruised, but thankfully

0:28:500:28:54

no worse.

But there was redemption for this

0:28:540:28:59

athlete who missed the last Games

after a horrible crash but four

0:28:590:29:02

years later booked her place in the

Half-pipe final, a long wait, but

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finally worth it.

Andy Swiss, BBC News, Pyeongchang.

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Team GB's action are Dutch women are

in action in the curling in round

0:29:150:29:22

nine of their game against sand. A

win would greatly improve their

0:29:220:29:27

chances of reaching the semifinals.

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Now, take a look at these striking

images of thousands of starlings

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swooping over Blackpool beach

over the weekend.

0:29:320:29:36

The mass movement is known

as a 'murmuration' -

0:29:360:29:38

with flocks of birds swirling

through the skies together,

0:29:380:29:41

before settling into their

roost for the night.

0:29:410:29:43

The numbers swell in winter,

when they are joined by migratory

0:29:430:29:46

starlings from Scandinavia.

0:29:460:29:53

Absolutely lovely.

0:29:530:29:55

Time for a look at the weather.

0:29:550:29:56

Here's Sarah Keith Lucas.

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Misty and murky today and this

picture sums up the field to this

0:30:010:30:05

morning's weather. A lot of low

cloud and mist and a slight

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improvement this afternoon with some

brightness across Western parts of

0:30:090:30:12

the country. Through the rest of

this week after a mild start, things

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turning colder later in the week.

And also becoming mostly dry. At the

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end of the week in a moment, but

back to the here and now, and two

0:30:210:30:26

weather fronts affecting the

country. A warm front across eastern

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part of the UK and a cold front

approaching from the North West. In

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between these two, that is milder

air and the yellow on the map and

0:30:330:30:38

blew towards the East not far away.

Some more cold air later this week.

0:30:380:30:44

Rain this afternoon across parts of

eastern Scotland, down eastern

0:30:440:30:48

counties of England. And some rain

approaching Northern Ireland. In

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between, not a bad day. Sunny spells

for Cumbria down towards Cornwall.

0:30:530:30:58

And it is pretty mild, 13 degrees is

the high and Belfast. Into the

0:30:580:31:01

evening, the rain in the North West

pushes South and East. It merges

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with an area of cloud and rain in

the South East. Skies clearing from

0:31:050:31:10

the North West overnight. Staying

cloudy with that a patchy outbreaks.

0:31:100:31:14

But we start Tuesday with a frost

free start, cloud and rain lingering

0:31:140:31:20

in East Anglia towards Kent. But

away from the selfies, not a bad

0:31:200:31:25

day. More sunshine than there is

today, temperatures down. Many of us

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in double figures, but cooler in the

East coast on Tuesday. Eventually,

0:31:320:31:36

we lose the cloud and the wet

weather from Southern and eastern

0:31:360:31:40

parts overnight heading into

Wednesday, the winds falling quite

0:31:400:31:44

light so we're clear spells, a

chilly night. A frost in Scotland

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and Northern Ireland. Milder further

south first thing on Wednesday, but

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likely to see some mist and fog

lingering. Wednesday is largely dry,

0:31:520:31:57

with mist Dan fog and low cloud in

central parts of England. But

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elsewhere, brighter spells.

Temperatures still not as mild as

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they are at the moment some single

figures by the middle part of the

0:32:080:32:12

week. Further ahead towards the end

of the week, high-pressure dominates

0:32:120:32:16

the weather but it sits across

Scandinavia and that means we will

0:32:160:32:19

draw in the winds for more of an

easterly direction. So a colder

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influence on the weather towards the

end of the week, and although there

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will be a lot of dry weather,

temperatures beginning to nudge down

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and even a bit colder by the weekend

with perhaps a chance we could see

0:32:320:32:36

some snow showers as well.

Thank you, Sarah.

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A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime:

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A university lecturer -

thought to be one of Britain's most

0:32:420:32:44

prolific paedophiles -

has been jailed for 32 years,

0:32:440:32:47

after admitting 137 offences.

0:32:470:32:54

Prosecutors have described the

global nature of his crimes.

All

0:32:540:32:57

contacts made with people in

Slovenia, Australia, victims in the

0:32:570:33:02

United States. And victims all over

in rent and Wales and Scotland.

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That's all from the BBC News at One,

so it's goodbye from me.

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And on BBC One, we now join

the BBC's news teams where you are.

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