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The chief executive of Oxfam says
sorry for the damage done
by the charity
to people it should
have been helping.
And to the aid sector. He said
thousands of people had cancelled
their charity subscriptions
following allegations that Oxfam aid
workers had used prostitutes in
I am sorry,
we are sorry, for the damage
that oxfam has done,
both to the people of Haiti
and to the wider efforts of aid
Oxfam revealed that thousands
of people have stopped giving
money to the charity
since the scandal broke.
Also this lunchtime.
Macro He said thousands of people
He said thousands of people had
cancelled their charity
subscriptions following allegations
that Oxfam aid workers had used
prostitutes in Haiti. COMMENTATOR:
Christie goes down before they reach
the very first corner. Don't fear a
Mad Max style dystopia after the UK
leaves the EU - that's the Brexit
Secretary's message to European
businessmen. KFC stays closed in
many areas, as its chicken delivery
We did everything
we could to turn this around, it was
not meant to be.
And third time
unlucky for Elise Christie - she's
disqualified from her short-track
speed skating race at the Winter
Olympics. Police and the Football
Association investigating a pitch
invasion at Wigan after their FA Cup
win against Manchester City.
Good afternoon and welcome
to the BBC News at One.
The chief executive of Oxfam has
said sorry for the way he defended
the charity after allegations
of sexual misconduct
by some of its employees.
Mark Goldring had accused people
of "gunning" for the organisation,
declaring that no-one had "murdered
babies in their cots."
Appearing before MPs, he revealed
that there've been 26 new reports of
misconduct since the Haiti
revelations emerged. The scandal has
taken its toll on the charity, With
7000 people cancelling their regular
donations in ten days. Here's our
correspondent Matt Cole - and a
warning - there is flash photography
in his report. If there was any
that the senior Oxfam leaders were
going to face a tough time, it was
dispelled by the very first
In your interview with the
Guardian published on Saturday, you
appear to be downplaying the
scandal, using the parallel with the
murder of babies in their cots,
which many people regarded as
grossly inappropriate, can I give
you the opportunity to apologise?
Certainly, chair man, I do
Over and over, perhaps a
dozen times in the hearing, the
apologies kept coming.
me to begin by saying how sorry I am
about what has happened.
of the Council of Oxfam, we are
ashamed of what has happened in
In 2011, Oxfam sacked three
staff and allowed four others to
quit their roles in Haiti, so why
was it not reported to the
Oxfam leaders, made a
report that there was no existing
press interest, it was not public, a
report was made to press, that
serious misconduct had happened,
they did not describe that in
explicit terms, they did not
describe the sexual misconduct and
the use of prostitutes.
Later came a
tough question, why was one of the
sacked men later rehired by Oxfam?
These men were predators.
agree, I am not excusing it.
why we have now set up a database of
accredited referees of Oxfam.
was that started? When did you start
We have just started that.
Only because you were found out.
Oxfam now promises transparency,
which brought an admission that new
claims have come to light.
Oxfam Great Britain, we have had
about 26 stories, reports, come to
us, which were either new reports
come out as a result of the stories,
or earlier stories where people
said, I did not necessarily report
this at the time.
announced it will now investigate
the whole sector amidst concerns
Oxfam is not the only charity
affected by abuse.
It feels a little
bit like a potential moment for you,
but isn't the truth that this is a
cross sector issue and if it had not
been Oxfam, it could have been a
If any good
can come out of the horror of both
Haiti and the last couple of weeks,
it is a more intensive commitment
across the whole sector.
it now has better safeguarding
measures in place, but this was a
bruising encounter, and will by no
means have complete the
organisation's difficult task of
restoring its reputation.
Have been watching all morning,
where does this go?
Quite the act of
contrition by some of the most
senior figures in Oxfam, although at
times MPs had to remind them they
were not the victims in this, it is
potentially the women, the children,
in developing countries, where there
have been disasters, who could yet
be victims if this loses to Oxfam
losing significant funding and
trust. 7000 donors have withdrawn
their funding from the charity, but
Oxfam says it admitted in the
hearing it has a cultural problem
within its management but they are
trying to improve that, improves
safeguarding measures, they also
said that in Haiti, in 2011, they
had 500 staff, seven were sent home.
They tried to put context to it but
they have now said, yes, 26 new
claims have come forward, how they
handle those could be critical to
how they restore their reputation,
get back that most precious
commodity, trust and faith in their
The United Nations has demanded
an immediate end to the targeting
of civilians in Syria,
as government forces intensify
of eastern Ghouta,
the enclave held by
rebels near Damascus.
Activists say over 100 people have
been killed in the last 24 hours.
The upsurge in violence
is part of a wider
escalation of the civil war
as President Bashar al-Assad
pushes to end
rebellion against him.
Viewers amy find some images in this
report from Tom Burridge disturbing.
Fear and chaos after an air and
there is no warning when the next
missile will hit. EXPLOSIONS
And this, the desperate scramble,
the aftermath of trauma that the
bombs bring. Children trapped in the
nightmare that is eastern Ghouta,
activists who support the rebels say
the bombardment is as intense as it
has ever been.
has ever been.
You can hear the
shouting of women and children
through their homes. Dropping on us
like rain. There is nowhere to hide
from this nightmare.
Syria's army, eastern Ghouta has
been under siege for five years.
Surrounded by Syria's
army, Eastern Ghouta
has been under siege for five years.
It is the last rebel held enclave
near Damascus and now the
Assad regime appears
intent on taking it back.
Many other images of children
in this hospital are too
distressing to show.
The United Nations has
demanded an end to the
targeting of civilians,
something Syria denies.
Life goes on nearby
in neighbouring Damascus.
Where the Syrian government
is firmly in control.
TRANSLATION: This man said he just
wants an end to the situation
in any way possible.
He said shelling day and night means
people are too scared
to send their children to school.
But in Eastern Ghouta lives often
hang in the balance.
After declaring victory over
the so-called Islamic State,
the Syrian regime with help
from Russia and Iran
is focused on rebel forces.
Once an enthusiastic backer of some
rebel groups seem unwilling or
unable to respond.
The Brexit Secretary David Davis has
told business leaders
in Vienna that the UK doesn't
want to undermine its neighbours
when it leaves the EU.
In the latest of a series
of speeches by Cabinet ministers,
Mr Davis said the UK wanted to lead
the way on rights and on standards,
claiming Britain wouldn't be plunged
into a "mad Max-style world borrowed
from dystopian fiction."
Our Political Correspondent
Iain Watson reports.
Is this really some people's vision
of life outside the EU, a world
deregulated to the point of
lawlessness, vehicles that almost
certainly would not meet EU
emissions and safety standards(!)
the spectre was raised by David
Davis, but then he went to reassure
business leaders that this meant
nothing to him, in a speech in the
We will continue the track
record of meeting high standards
after we leave the European Union.
Now, I know that for one reason or
another, there are some people who
sought to question if these are
really our intentions, they fear
that Brexit could lead to and
Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom, with
Britain plunged into Mad Max style
world borrowing from disturbing
These fears are based on
nothing. His argument is that while
we may have some different
regulations of the Brexit, to keep
trade flowing, the EU and UK should
recognise each other's high
standards but in Brussels, where the
EU's -- were a finance ministers
convinced? -- -- were the finance
In this day and age you can't be
selfish and go it alone,
it's impossible and so I think each
side would realise that.
Of course we trust David Davis but
we do not know who will come after
David Davis has made clear that
written could raise standards, not
just maintain, on animal welfare and
climate change, for instance, if we
exceed EU minimum, could that be
problems as well?
That could see
costs to adhere to it, that could
interfere with competitiveness. But
it should not raise new trade
barriers with the EU.
vision of a post-"Brexit" Britain is
becoming a little clearer, and on
Thursday, Prime Minister will take
the cabinet away from Westminster to
the seclusion of a country retreat
to try to resolve any outstanding
disagreements and the "Brexit"
secretary David Davis says she will
keep them under lock and key until
We have been here before it
suppose crunch meeting. But no
outcome. David Davis is saying one
thing, Boris Johnson is saying
another. That has not been resolved.
I do not have confidence this Prime
Minister can resolve that.
could not find a way forward in
Whitehall today, the Prime Minister
will be looking form or movement
from some of them add this week 's
cabinet meeting. -- at this weeks
In a moment we'll hear from our
reporter Adam Fleming in Brussels -
but first Vicki Young is in Vienna.
Are we getting any clearer about
what the government will ask for in
the final settlement?
I think we
might be, today, with David Davis,
this was very much about
reassurance, it seemed really a far
cry from some of the argument is
made by people in the Conservative
Party and in the cabinet, over the
years and decades when they have
made the case for leaving the EU,
saying, we have got to break away
the red tape, stifling British
competitiveness, was not what was
being said today, raising some
rules, saying that Britain had
helped shape them. The message from
him, and from Theresa May, when she
made a security speech, was very
much about continued cooperation.
They both say things will change but
you are getting the impression that
things will not change too much.
Question from David Davis, saying to
EU partners, this is about trust, we
will have two trust each other's
different rules and regulations, the
question is, will that be enough for
people in Brussels to accept, and
more crucially will other cabinet
ministers go along with it. -- we
will have to trust.
How does this
message go down you are, Adam
Conveniently EU finance
ministers were here for a regular
I got a chance to ask them about the
kind of thing David Davis was
talking about but they were broadly
welcoming but they make two points,
this is just what the EU does anyway
with all its international partners,
saying, if you follow the rules, you
will get good access to the markets.
If you try to undercut the EU rules
or do something less safely, then
the EU wants you to do it, then you
will get less access to the EU
market. -- ban. -- than. They want
things that are written down, very
detailed and legally enforceable,
they do not operate on promises,
expanding this speech with detailed
proposals about how this would work
in practice and what authority would
you have that checks that both sides
were playing by the same rules and
has the same standards, how would
you settle disputes between the two
sides? What punishments and
sanctions would be available if the
UK was not sticking to the rules?
Easier said than done, and still a
lot to talk about. Introduce you to
a new bit of Brussels jargon, all
grouped together here as something
called the "LPF", that means level
playing field, we will be hearing a
lot more about the "LPF" in the next
Thank you very much.
Many Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets
across the UK remain closed today
because of a continuing lack
of their key ingredient, chicken.
The fast food chain,
which has nearly 900 outlets,
blames problems after switching
to a new delivery firm DHL.
It's encouraging staff to take leave
while restaurants are closed.
But the majority of
outlets are franchises,
which means many workers could be
as our correspondent
Sima Kotecha reports.
For chicken lovers and fast-food
fans it is another day of sadness.
Hundreds of KFC stores closed across
the country because of a shortage of
Britain's most popular bird meat.
This KFC in the centre of Birmingham
is open but it has a limited menu.
It serves only chicken popcorn. The
chain says almost 600 remain closed
around the country and it is not
clear when they will be back open.
KFC says it has happened because it
has changed distributors. It used to
use South African owned company
Bidvest two transported chicken but
recently changed to DHL, and that is
why they say they have had some
We saw this
coming weeks ago, people last week
were earning money, working on a
good product, providing good
customer service and today they will
struggle to put food on the table.
Then looking at the people working
in the 900 KFC stores, they have
been sent home with no pay.
DHL says due to operational reasons
a number of deliveries in
recent days have been incomplete.
They moved what looked like a
relatively uncomplicated supply
chain to a more complicated one and
they do not seem to have pressure
tested it at all. For any
organisation to do that seems
bizarre at best.
complained and social media. The
chain says some staff will still be
paid but many of its outlets are
franchises, so it is likely they
will make losses. Fry chicken is not
everybody's favoured but for those
who love it, patience is wearing
thin. KFC says more deliveries are
being made each day but it expects
disruption at some restaurants for
the rest of the week.
Our top story... Oxfam's chief
executive Mark Goldring says sorry
for the damage done by the charity
following accusations that aid
workers used prostitutes in Haiti.
The greatest moment of his career -
Wigan's Will Grigg describes
the goal that put Manchester City
out of the FA Cup.
Coming up in sport in the next 15
minutes on BBC News, a round-up of
Day 11 at the Winter games in South
Korea, including wins for British
men and women in the curling.
More detail has emerged today
about how farming subsidies
in the UK are set to be
overhauled after Brexit.
The Environment Secretary
Michael Gove, in a speech
to the National Farmers Union
conference, outlined his plans
to replace the present system
of subsidies with funding for issues
such as conservation
and animal welfare.
At present, payments amounting
to £3 billion a year to UK farmers
are based on the amount of land
that they own.
Our environment and rural
Claire Marshall reports.
They have travelled here from all
over the UK and they have many
questions for Michael Gove.
going to do a better job in the
agriculture sector than in
Brexit, what will go one
At the moment farmers are paid
around £3 billion a year in EU
subsidies. Take that away and around
half of them would go out of
Please give the Secretary
of State, Mr Michael Gove, a very
The Environment Secretary's message,
let's make the
let's make the most of it. He
believes the problem of rural
broadband could be sold.
broadband and 4G coverage for all,
paid for by the money we no longer
have to give the EU. That is what I
mean by taking back control. That is
not the limit of my ambition for
rural Britain and the farming
sector. I have argued we should not
compete on a race to the bottom but
argue the high ground of strong
environmental welfare and quality
Mr Gove suppose Brexit more money
should be used to help farmers
invest in more technology. This farm
in Leicestershire is using it to
better housed animals and grow
We always investing in
technology, animal handling systems,
animal welfare systems, crop
production, innovative ways of
growing crops. We are doing it all
the time as farmers but any helping
hand could only increase
productivity. We must not forget
that productivity does not mean more
yield, it means doing it with less
Another issue was on the agenda, who
will read the NFU for one of its
most turbulent periods since the
Second World War? Minute but it is
chairing the first session, by the
end of tomorrow she could be the
first woman president in the whole
110 year history of the National
Farmers' Union. The winner will be
announced tomorrow afternoon.
Claire Marshall, BBC News,
The Supreme Court is
considering an appeal that
could have a major impact
on the so-called "gig economy."
Pimlico Plumbers is challenging
a ruling that entitled
one of its plumbers,
Gary Smith, to basic workers'
rights, such as paid holiday -
even though he was first hired
on a freelance basis.
Our correspondent Simon Gompertz
is outside the court.
Simon, what are the implications of
It is being seen as
important just because the way
workers going nowadays, more jobs
becoming self-employed. More toe one
estimate that nearly 3 million
people work as drivers, careers and
suchlike as self-employed and not
getting basic employment rights like
holiday pay, the minimum wage and
sick pay. Arriving here this
morning, the boss of Pimlico
Plumbers turned up in a mini convoy
of two blue Bentley is that he owns
that he was here to see the argument
put, that he wants, which is to say
his plumbers do quite well, some are
earning over £100,000 a year as
self-employed. On the other side of
it, Gary Smith, the plumber who
worked for him for around six years,
he has won his employment tribunal
case at the Court of Appeal that he
is not an employee but should be
viewed as a worker, which brings
some of those rights. The argument
has been gone over again in the
Supreme Court and has been watched
closely by the likes of the takeaway
delivery company Deliveroo which
uses that a model of self-employed
people, and also the right hailing
app Uber. Some of their drivers have
won a case and Uber is referring to
the Supreme Court. The Pimlico
Plumbers case is likely to take
around two weeks.
The bookmaker William Hill has
been fined £6.2 million
by the Gambling Commission.
The fine is for not doing enough
to prevent money-laundering,
or to protect its customers.
Our business correspondent
Theo Leggett joins us.
Tell me more about what William Hill
did wrong? Gambling companies and
have procedures in place to prevent
criminals from using the industry
for money-laundering purposes and to
protect vulnerable people who might
have a gambling problem. The
accusation against William Hill is
senior managers did not do enough to
address these problems and did not
employ enough people to implement
the processes they had in place. The
Gambling Commission has come up with
a list of ten cases in which stolen
money or the proceeds from crime was
used to gamble. In one case, for
example, one individual deposited
more than half £1 million over 18
months in his William Hill account.
When this was checked up on he
claimed to be earning £365,000 a
year, he was on a salary of £30,000
and with stealing from his employer.
Lots of the other cases are broadly
similar. Even when red flags were
raised, it was in an ineffective
manner, which is why William Hill
has been fined. This is the
second-largest imposed by the
gambling position -- Gambling
Commission. There was a fine imposed
last year on another firm, 888, for
not doing enough to prevent problem
The greatest moment of his career
is how Wigan's Will Grigg
described his winning goal last
night which knocked
Manchester City out of the FA Cup.
It was Wigan's only shot on target,
but the striker made recanted.
-- it counted. It was the goal that
beat Britain's best team. Manchester
City's multi-million squad knocked
out by Wigan, which had a starting
11 featuring eight players signed on
free transfers. For Wigan fans are
brought back memories of their 2013
FA Cup final triumph over City. The
morning after the night before their
goal-scorer describes it as the
biggest achievement so far.
definitely the highlight of my
career, how the night panned out.
For myself to get the goal was
While the Wigan fans celebrated last
night, it was like they had won the
cup. A memorable match but one full
of incident. The trouble began with
a straight red card the Fabian
Delph. It left City ten men. Tempers
frayed in the tunnel at half-time
with the two managers squaring up.
After the game, some Wigan fans made
it onto the pitch, one in a tussle
with City Straker Sergio Aguero.
City fans clashed with police. An
unsavoury end to another forgettable
It is disappointing because
it takes away the limelight of the
game. Emotions are running high but
it is not something I will comment
on, I will leave the club to deal
Police confirmed they may two rests
on the Football Association will
look into the behaviour of fans and
players last night.
Regardless of the outcome of the
investigation, this is a night that
Wigan and the FA Cup will never
Elise Christie's hopes of winning
a medal at the Winter Olympics
are over after she was disqualified
in her 1,000 metre short track heat.
It was a dramatic few
minutes for Christie.
She had forced a restart
after falling on the ice,
but judges then deemed her to have
caused an offence during the race.
Our sports correspondent
David Ornstein is in PyeongChang.
Elise Christie arrived at these
games as a triple world champion and
one of Team GB's leading medal
contenders. Having crashed out of
her 500 and 1500 metre races it all
came down to her third and final
event. Her favourite distance, the
Just three days after leaving the
ice on a stretcher Elise Christie
was back, her Olympic hopes on the
Away they go. Christie goes
down before they reach the very
Christy's bid for 1000 metres gold
got off to the worst possible start,
but having been tripped she earned a
reprieve. The heat would be rerun.
Clearly still troubled by an ankle
injury, Christie trailed her rivals.
Others she fought back impressively
to finish second to qualify for the
quarterfinals. -- although she
fought back. As she was carried away
and discomfort her night would take
another turn for the worse, the
judges spotting two infringements
and disqualifying biscotti.
Heartbreak for Elise Christie yet
again. After failing to win a medal
at the last Olympics four years ago,
history has repeated itself in the
PyeongChang. Her dreams ending in
I am a bit
shell-shocked. I worked so hard to
come back from this injury. I think
1000 people would not have skated
with my ankle the way it was. I can
barely move my knee. The only thing
I can say is I can promise Britain I
will fight back from this and I will
come back for Beijing. And hopefully
I can do Britain proud then.
For the skater and her team it was a
Clearly she is massively
disappointed. To come here as double
world champion and go away with a
fourth place, ultimately, that is
hugely disappointing. If that
happens in sport, there is high
jeopardy. Short track, as everyone
knows at home now.
Better news for the curlers, as the
British men produce their best
performance of the competition so
far, as dazzling the colourfully
dressed in 2014 world champions
Norway. Like the victorious women,
they close in on a semifinals place.
It was not to be for ice dancers
Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland,
finishing 11th in the free dance
final. But given Coomes was
returning from a career threatening
injury it was a respectable results.
But the headlines will be dominated
by Elise Christie. She has entered
six races across two Olympic Games
and been disqualified for or crashed
out of all of them. Her ankle injury
meant the decision to compete here
tonight was only taken in the our
leading up to her heat, and it was a
risk that, sadly for Christie and
Team GB, did not pay off.
Thank you, David.
Time for a look at the weather.
Here's Susan Powell.
Here's Susan Powell.
We look at the satellite picture
first, you can see a good, clear
slot. Lots of sunshine to be found.
In the east, a line of cloud, a
weather front which to this
afternoon will produce more drizzly
outbreaks of rain and maybe
something heavier across East Anglia
and the far south-east for a time in
the next few hours.
Temperatures pretty healthy in some
sunshine towards the south-west,
maybe about 11 or 12 degrees.
This weather fronts in the East will
keep the temperature overnight.
Across a good portion of central and
eastern England, that will be,
thanks to a covering of cloud.
Temperatures made it close to
freezing, but with a clearer skies
towards the west, the south-west of
England, Wales, Northern Ireland and
Scotland we will see frost
developing and lows of minus two or
That is probably the last
significant weather fronts pushing
into the British Isles for perhaps
over a week.
High pressure building for
Wednesday, Betty Rhodes the weather
fronts. Get used to seeing Bataille,
it will be with as well into next
week and it will really dominate the
A legacy of cloud from the weather
fronts perhaps squeezing out the odd
bit of light rain or drizzle.
Particularly to the north and west,
some decent spells of sunshine.
Already just starting to feel a bit
more chilly, temperatures down in
single digits, still hanging on at
around eight or 9 degrees at this
By Thursday, high-pressure still
doing its job to the west of the
Atlantic. Lots of fine weather
again, most others seeing a few
bright sunny spells but the easterly
wind kicking in. The temperature
coming down in Norwich. Adding on
the effect of the wind and it will
already feel more like winter rather
Easterly winds that this
particularly across the southern
half of the British Isles through
Friday and Saturday.
Lots of dry weather and spells of
sunshine thanks to the area of high
pressure. Here is a centre by
Saturday, parked over Scandinavia.
Follow the isobars to see where the
area is coming from will head our
weight and it starts all the way in
Siberia. Cold enough at any time of
the year but particularly so at the
moment. That's called aye will
plunge towards the British Isles by
Monday and Tuesday. -- that cold and
macro will plunge. It will come as
quite a shock to the system. It will
look pleasant, bright sunny spells
but widespread frosts, some Mac
could linger, and I think we will
all notice the very cool winter.
could linger, and I think we will
all notice the very cool winter.
A reminder of our main
story this lunchtime...
Oxfam's chief executive Mark
Goldring says sorry for the damage
done by the charity following
allegations that aid workers used
prostitutes in Haiti.
I am sorry, we
are sorry for the damage Oxfam has
done. Both to the people of Haiti
but also to wider efforts for aid
That's all from the BBC News at One,
so it's goodbye from me -
and on BBC One we now join the BBC's
news teams where you are.