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Britain's nuclear deterrent - Labour accuses the


Ministers still refuse to say whether the last test of the Trident


We do not comment on the detail of submarine operations.


Ministers faced urgent questions in the Commons -


with Labour saying they want the truth.


At the heart of this issue is a worrying lack of transparency


and a Prime Minister who has chosen to cover up a serious incident.


Donald Trump offers massive tax cuts to US businesses -


but only if they keep their factories in the country.


From bio technology to better transport -


a more active role for government in its new industrial strategy.


So how do you like your toast - the food agency says one of them


Would you believe it possible that the plot has now thickened?


The actor Gorden Kaye - who starred in Allo,


And coming up in the sport on BBC News, Nicola Adams


will make her professional boxing debut in April.


The double Olympic champion has her sights set on becomming


Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.


Labour has accused Theresa May and her ministers of


a cover up after she - once again - refused to confirm


or deny reports that during the last test of Britain's nuclear deterrent


The defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon who faced urgent


questions in the Commons said he would not comment


As our political editor Laura Kuenssberg reports -


the test occurred last June - just before MPs voted to renew


Britain's independent nuclear defence capability.


Set condition one SQ for weapons system readiness test.


A process that is practised and practised.


But just before the Prime Minister took charge, a test like this,


it seems, did not go according to plan.


But Theresa May yesterday refused to say if she had known.


There are tests that take place all the time, regularly,


What we were talking about in that debate that took place.


OK, it's not an answer, I'm not going to get an answer.


It matters because the trial appears to have gone wrong just weeks


before her new government asked MPs to approve billions of pounds


we are launching this strategy here...


Having failed to answer yesterday, today on a Cabinet visit,


the Prime Minister had to admit she did know.


I'm regularly briefed on national security issues,


I was briefed on this successful certification of HMS


We don't comment on the operational details for national


This spectacular misfire in the late 80s of an American


The vast majority of tests have been successful.


And it's not clear what went wrong with this weapons trial.


But Labour has found a lot wrong with the government's


At the heart of this issue is a worrying lack of transparency,


and a Prime Minister who has chosen to cover up a serious incident


rather than coming clean with the British public.


This House and more importantly the British public deserves better.


The details of the demonstration and shakedown operation I am not


going to discuss publicly on the floor of this House.


We simply want to know, was this test successful or not?


Should we believe the White House official, who, while we've been


sitting here debating, has confirmed to CNN


that the missile did auto self-destruct off


Once stories get out there that a missile may have failed,


isn't it better to be quite frank about it?


There are always some things that government wants to keep


from MPs and the rest of us, but this time Theresa May's


hope of staying quiet seems to have backfired.


The most straightforward questions, like who knew what, can be


The political arguments over whether we need nuclear weapons


A fight over whether they work is a battle ministers would


Our Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale is at the Ministry of Defence.


Suggestions night that the British public is being kept in the dark,


but some people abroad know the details. The fact is, these tests


are publicised in advance, in the sense that aviation, shipping our


ward to avoid hazard areas and even in the past, Russian spy ships have


observed them from a distance, so it is strange that the British public


find out about this test when they read in the media that something


went wrong. Michael Fallon in the Commons committee refused to confirm


that something did go wrong, citing national security reasons, you would


only confirm that the actual launch, the certification of the submarine,


was a success. That said, there are problems with this line, in the past


the Ministry of Defence has publicised these tests when they


have been a success, so why not this time? Was a big is of the crucial


Commons vote on renewing the Trident missile system. The other problem


is, in Washington we are hearing from unnamed officials that there


was a failure in this test. It seems strange that while Michael Fallon


says this is an independent British nuclear deterrent that the


government cannot comment, but US officials, it appears, can. Thanks


for joining us. On his first working day


as American President, Donald Trump met business leaders


and promised to cut taxes and slash He also warned chief executives that


companies which move jobs out of the United States


will face border taxes. Here's our North America


Editor Jon Sopel. Coming back, I wanted


to sit next to him. Cheery bonhomie


from the president as he met business leaders this morning,


but don't mistake that for a relaxed demeanour,


as he starts his first week A company that wants to fire


all its people in the United States and build some factories someplace


else and then thinks that that product is then just


going to flow across the border into the United States,


that's not going to happen. They're going to have a border tax


to pay, a substantial border tax. He's promising to slash


regulations by 75%. The Trump administration was going


to be an enabler to business. If somebody wants to


put up a factory, it's You have to go through the process,


but it will be extradited. We're going to take care


of the environment and we're going to take care of safety


and all the other things we have to take care of,


but you're going to get such great service and there will be no country


that is faster, better, more fair, and at the same time protecting


the people of the country. And there is an eye-catching


promise to cut taxes. What we're doing, we're going to be


cutting taxes massively for both the middle


class and for companies, We've been talking about


this for a long time. The president has also been busy


signing a whole pile One, that the United States


will have nothing to do with the Pacific trade deal,


but also his intention to renegotiate the NAFTA agreement


with Mexico and Canada. But it's these issues that won him


the election and not a bizarre row over how big the crowd


was at his inauguration. One other executive order


particularly eye-catching that was signed today, aid agencies in


receipt of US government funds will now no longer be able to offer


abortions or advice on abortions in their fieldwork around the world.


This has been a political football going back for many decades with


Democrats rescinding it and Republicans three opposing it, but


it is an important indication of where Donald Trump stands on this


issue. And what might be be future social policy for America as well.


The inquest into the deaths of 30 British people murdered


by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia two years ago has begun hearing


The court heard evidence from several eyewitnesses


to the shootings and from the family and friends of the first


The shocking details of their death, today the court began to hear about


each individual killed. Joan and Janet were amongst the first people


to be shot dead -- John. Their family was in court as the couple


were described as having died together doing what they enjoyed


most, being side-by-side. Trudy Jones from South Wales was also


killed on the beach, she was described as someone who put


everyone happiness before her own. The court was shown a map which


illustrated the position of the sun lounges and Trudy Jones was


sunbathing on the front row. John Stocker had been alongside her. Next


him his wife Janet. They were the gunmen's first victims as he


murdered tourist after tourist -- gunman's. This shows people fleeing


from here in fear when they realised what was happening. The court also


saw this 3-D animation of the resort, the blue skies and the sand


and the pictures of those murdered. Each person shown where they were


shot. One eyewitness accounts summed up the horror of that day. Simon


Greaves described the gunman to the court.


The question of tourist safety is a recurrent one here, and today an


eyewitness said that the police response during the attack was poor


as was security generally around the hotel. Today was about just three


victims, but there are many more harrowing stories to be told.


Science, technology and infrastructure.


That's the focus for the government after they unveiled


They hope it will get the economy firing on all cylinders as the UK


Theresa May said it would mean a more active role for the government


as she outlined her plans. But critics say it


doesn't go far enough. Our business editor


Simon Jack has more. Growing an economy


for the 21st-century. This biotech firm is trying


to increase crop yields, reduce fertiliser use


and provide high-paying jobs. Most Conservative


governments have preferred a What this is about is creating


the right conditions for As we leave the European Union I'm


ambitious for the opportunities available to us, building


a truly global Britain. But we need to ensure


that our economy is working for everyone, working in every


part of the country. The government's ten point plan


includes investment in research and development


in high-growth sectors. ?170 million for technical


colleges to improve skills. And infrastructure investment


targeted to fit regional needs. I think it's absolutely essential


and it's been too long in coming. And it's all about coordination,


and directed and focused input to meet the needs of the economy


of this country. And why wouldn't we be doing it


if it's going to bring us the skills we need in a coordinated way,


with the key industry sectors that have the most


potential for growth based The government wants


businesses of the future, like biotechnology or life


science, to grow. But with limited amounts


of new money available, the fear is that while some sectors will be


cultivated, others may wither, leaving behind the workers


in those industries. I don't think we can afford


to leave any sector behind in an industrial strategy,


particularly given so many millions of workers are employed


in areas like retail, food, care, where wages are often


too low and investment too scarce. So it has to be a holistic


industrial policy ARCHIVE VOICEOVER


After the government stepped in... Previous attempts to get involved


in industrial strategy Millions were afforded


to British Leyland for The strategy that somewhat


ironically became known Modern industry leaders


say this is different. Picking winners is much


more about picking the What I think you are


seeing here is much earlier in the cascade


of economic growth. This is all about building skills,


building capabilities, These are just proposals


at this stage but ones the governments hopes will inject


new life to a post Brexit Ministers still refuse


to say if the last Trident missile test went wrong -


Labour say it's a cover-up. And coming up, the new face


of Sinn Fein - Michelle O'Neill Coming up in Sportsday


on BBC News: Johanna Konta will face Serena Williams


in the quarter-finals The British number one hasn't


dropped a set all tournament. It's one of Britain's


best known new towns - but half a century ago


this was Milton Keynes - a small rural village in


Buckinghamshire. Then, within just a few years


the surrounding area was transformed And this is the town today as it


celebrates its 50th anniversary. Our Home Editor Mark Easton has been


to see how it has aged - and what lessons it might hold


for future new towns. # Happy birthday to you. Happy


birthday, Milton Keynes Dons the Little Los Angeles of


Buckinghamshire. That's what they call to 50 years ago with your


shopping malls and grid planned streets. Your concrete cows. Not so


much a new town as a new city. More than a quarter of a million people


now contributing ?10 billion a year to the UK, this has been one of the


fastest-growing places in the country. The roundabouts make some


giddy, the lack of a high street makes others lost. Resident Peter


holding, also 50 today, loves Milton Keynes Dons. There's always


something to do in Milton Keynes Dons whether you like shopping,


theatre, there's always something to do. I can be in London in 30


minutes, in the Peak District in an hour. As the buildings make wafer


boulevards the whole pattern of life will change. Milton Keynes was built


on farmland and villages adequate distance between London, Birmingham,


Oxford and Cambridge. Protests were bulldozed aside. England then, as


now, needed houses. The grid system is based on roads. The grid


represents a different community because in each grid square there is


a different community and when people first came to Milton Keynes


they tended to talk about their local community and their grid


square. Officials say England need to build the equivalent of two


Milton Keynes every year and the idea of new towns is back in fashion


in Whitehall. At the Milton Keynes blueprint, carving a name modern


city from ancient farmland, a model copied around the world, that has


never been repeated in this country. Eco-towns are coming, but where will


they be built? In 2007 Gordon Brown promised ten new eco-towns in


England. Amid noisy opposition, not one was ever built. And now plans


for three new garden towns look likely to anger the guardians of the


English countryside once again. If I was living in a chocolate box


village and this is what we are talking about, and somebody came to


me and said, from now on there is going to be a big building site for


about two years and you will end up in the middle of a town, I can't


imagine what's going through those people's minds. Milton Keynes


promised a new kind of city, but its layout and lifestyle were always at


odds with English tradition. For all its success there is still no where


else quite like it. Wouldn't it be nice if all cities were like Milton


Keynes? An investigation into the death


of prisoner Dean Saunders has found a catalogue of failures contributed


to his suicide and he should have The Prison Ombudsman said staff


ignored significant risks Dean Saunders killed himself


at Chelmsford Prison Our Social Affairs Correspondent


Michael Buchanan has been Dean Saunders had no previous


history of mental illness but in December 2015 the young dad


suddenly became paranoid and delusional, convinced


he had to kill himself. The hand with the knife was free,


and this time he come down Mark, Dean's father,


put his life on the line. On the kitchen floor he struggled


to get the knife from his son. At one point he held


the knife in his own stomach. At that time I thought I can't


let him have the knife. And I put my hand over the top


of his so he could not pull it out. As he pulled it out, I held it in,


I could not let him have that knife. Dean was charged with attempted


murder and remanded in custody at Chelmsford prison,


initially on constant watch. But then three staff,


none of whom were medically trained, none of whom had read his notes,


reduced his observations His family pleaded the prison not


to do it, but were ignored. I said, "I'm telling you now,


if you don't put my son back on constant watch then


he will kill himself." "You won't be able to


say you didn't know, you hadn't been told,


weren't aware, because you know." "And if he kills himself it


will be your fault." Today's report found numerous


problems in his care, including a failure to properly


appreciate his risk of suicide. Dean Saunders was one of a record


number of prisoners in England and Wales who killed


themselves in 2016. There is a proliferation


of official reports, reviews, inquest findings that all point


to the crisis in our prisons, in particular the way


in which people with mental Ministers say they are investing


millions to make prisons safer, but for Dean's family it's


all too late. I can't handle knowing that he died


on his own, away from family that was so important to him,


and they done nothing at all. The new Sinn Fein leader has been


announced as Michelle O'Neill - O'Neill will take over


from Martin McGuiness who is standing down


because of ill health. Her appointment comes


just weeks before a snap How Ireland correspondence is at


Stormont. I wonder how much of a break with the past does Michelle


O'Neill represent? She is from a staunchly Republican family but she


does not have that personal IRA past that her predecessor had and that is


a significant difference. It is worth remembering what a central


figure Martin McGuinness played in bridging the gap between unionists


and Republicans and allowing power-sharing here. Of course that


power-sharing government has collapsed in recent weeks and that


means the challenges begin almost immediately for Michelle O'Neill.


Election posters are already going up. Even after votes are cast there


will have to be negotiations between Sinn Fein and the GU P2 tried to get


power-sharing back up and running again. All indications are that


those talks are not going to be easy. All right, Chris, thank you


very much. Government scientists are warning


that overcooked potatoes, toast and crisps could increase


the risk of developing cancer. The Food Standards Agency says


a potentially harmful compound called Acrylamide is produced


when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long


at high temperatures. However, cancer research charities


have questioned the evidence. Here's our Health


Correspondent Dominic Hughes. A nice slice of toast


or a crisp roast potato. But do they really carry


a risk of causing cancer? Concerns lie with the


chemical acrylamide, caused by cooking starchy


foods like potatoes, Now, a major public health campaign


by the Food Standards Agency, building on years of research,


says studies in mice suggest The FSA says while the risk


in humans is hard to judge, it makes sense to think about how


much we are exposed to. To be precautionary and to enable


people to help make decisions for themselves, it would be good


reason for them to reduce the amount So what exactly is the danger posed


by acrylamide and how does it compare to other


factors that might cause cancer? 4% of all cancers in the UK


are thought to be linked to drinking too much alcohol,


5% are associated with being overweight or obese,


and an estimated 19% of all cancers are caused by exposure


to tobacco smoke. When it comes to acrylamide,


the chemical that's produced in burnt toast, well,


there is no proven link to cancer in humans,


and that has led some experts to suggest there is no real


danger to public health. I think there is a risk that public


health advice like this which can't put a number on either the current


harms or the benefits of people changing their behaviour is,


could be damaging to people's trust in that public health advice


because it is important what we eat. Obesity is linked to 18,000 cancers


a year in this country. And it would be a shame


if people became sceptical And scepticism, too,


from some cafe customers today You'll get frightened of eating


because if you eat that, And if you eat that,


that will happen. But, you know, you can't eat that


because of the health risk. I'm not worried about the risk


when it comes to burn food. A prudent precaution


or an overreaction? The advice, if you want to take it,


is to bin the burnt toast. The comic actor Gorden Kaye,


known to millions as Rene Artois the cafe owner in the BBC sitcom


'Allo 'allo, has died. He appeared in all 82


episodes of the show, which was set in Nazi-occupied


France. Our Arts Correspondent,


David Sillito, looks For ten years and 82 episodes,


Gorden Kaye was the harassed heart of one of the most popular


comedies of the 80s. Would you believe it possible


that the plot has now thickened? Cafe owner Rene Artois


had an unfathomably complicated love life and endless


problems with fallen madonnas. Can nobody resist me? Good


afternoon. She'll fix you up. This was not the first time TV audiences


had met Gorden Kaye, in Coronation Street he played Bernard Butler. I'm


going to miss you when you go back, you know? Born in Huddersfield, he'd


spent years on stage. Writer and producer David Croft spotted him.


After guest appearances in Ayew being served and it ain't half hot


Mum, he sent him a script. It's set in a French cafe and that's that,


and the laughs are leaping off the page almost visibly, and you think


this is a caucus. A comedy about the resistance? However, it works. But


in 1990 he was seriously injured in an accident. Two years later the


show was cancelled. But 'Allo 'Allo never ended, all around the world it


continued to be seen in 200 countries, there's even a German


version. Gorden Kaye was right, it was a corker.


The actor Gorden Kaye who has died at the age of 75


Variety is the spice of life and we've had that recently, haven't we?


Lots of sunshine for some, but for others stuck in the gloom. Fog at


the castle in Dover. Fog thickening up again tonight, freezing fog


patches will cause disruption into the morning. You can go online for


the latest updates. Cloud shifting across to clear some fog, but more


fog behind, Wales and down into the Southern counties as well. This


could be the scene first thing. Not everybody waking up to fog, but


allow extra time for your journey. Warnings in force from the Met


office and temperatures well down, slippery surfaces. Far West avoiding


the fog, not so much across northern England but some patches around. For


Northern Ireland and Scotland it will be much milder, well above


freezing. Bit of a breeze and some rain around especially across


western Scotland. No great amounts and lot of dry weather, albeit quite


cloudy. Best sunshine further south and east to England and Wales wants


the fog has shifted. For some places, just like today, it may not


shift and it will be particularly chilly. My oldest weather out West,


double figures in some places. -- the mildest weather will be out


West. More fog around on Wednesday morning. Probably confined to


easternmost part of England. Particularly windy out West where


there will be more cloud for Northern Ireland and Scotland. Rain


clouds held at bay. Most of us try. Hopefully you will see some


sunshine. Chilly feeling day across the south and east. Thursday looks


especially cold a bitter south easterly wind.


So it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One we now join the BBC's


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