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this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 3pm: cressida dick is appointed as the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman in it's 188 year history to run scotland yard. the appointment is not without controversy. she was the national policing lead on counter—terrorism and the commander in charge two weeks after the london bombings, when innocent man, jean charles de menezes, was shot dead. the fiance of the children's author helen bailey is found guilty of her murder, dumping her body in a cesspit, in the hope of inheriting millions of pounds. detectives are now re—examining the death of ian stewart's previous partner — his wife, diane, who died suddenly in 2010. the british is fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in iraq. tony blair defends his government's decision to free him from guantanamo bay. the supreme court says income rules which prevent some people bringing a foreign spouse to the uk are lawful. also in the next hour, the bbc is to launch
a new television channel in scotland next year, with an annual £30 million budget. and, fit for a princess, many of diana's most beautiful and famous dresses go on public display. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. cressida dick has been named as the new head of scotland yard, becoming the first woman to hold the most senior post in british policing. the 56—year—old will succeed sir bernard hogan—howe as metropolitan police commissioner. ms dick will return to the force after leaving for the foreign office two years ago. in 2005 she was the commander
responsible for the anti—terrorism operation that led to the death of an innocent man, jean charles de menezes at an underground station in south london. the new commissioner released a sometime. she says: "i am thrilled and humbled. this is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity. i'm looking forward immensely to protecting and serving the people of london and working again with the fabulous women and men of the met. thank you so much to everyone who has taught me and supported me along the way". with me is tom symonds. this is a popular appointment? yes, i think so. popular appointment? yes, i think so. when you start a job like that, this that maybe change. sir bernard hogan—howe ended less popular than when he started. she is met through and through. she was born in 1960
and through. she was born in 1960 and went to college at oxford. joined the met as a fast—track graduate trainee and trained at hendon. she was the one of the few leading candidates for this who is not working for the met. she is is working for the foreign office technically, that's the technical phrase, but most people think she is probably doing something involving something working with the security services which is good for two reasons. it gives her good knowledge of the current state of security and the terrorist risk and also probably it puts her into the radar of the home secretary, and the prime minister, theresa may is known to be afan of minister, theresa may is known to be a fan of cressida dick and would have come into contact with her in her time as home secretary. not without controversy because of the jean charles de menezes incident? yes, 2005 in the wake of the 7/7 bombings, an operation in which an electrician was shot dead at
stockwell tube station. he was under surveillance and the police thought he was somebody else. cressida dick was in the control room hearing all the information coming in from the teams on the ground. her decisions we re teams on the ground. her decisions were written down by somebody stood next to her and she gave the command to stop the man that they were following, the man who turned out to bejean following, the man who turned out to be jean charles de following, the man who turned out to bejean charles de menezes. and she has always said stop, not shoot, but he was shot dead on the tube and that was one of the met‘s darkest days. the police were actually prosecuted for breaches of health and safety and during that trial she was questioned and gave evidence and she said interestingly, "i rarely get anxious. i don't have anxiety." but the jury get anxious. i don't have anxiety." but thejury in get anxious. i don't have anxiety." but the jury in that case went out of its way to say she had done nothing wrong. i think that helped rehabilitate whatever damage to her image there might have been at that time. there maybe some anxiety when she looks at the books. there is a lot in the in—tray, one is one of
them? all police forces are struggling. the met has a £3 billion budget and 43,000 officers, but it is short of cash. interestingly, sadiq khan today, alongside this announcement has taken this opportunity to point out the fact that the met is spending more than £300 million a year on what you might call national policing issues, diplomatic protection of the royal family and other dignitaries for example and policing major events such as royal visits. and a possible state visit? indeed! sadiq khan is saying that the home office is not contributing enough to that. so that's perhaps something she might consider taking up, but it is a concern because sir bernard hogan—howe said recently that he was struggling to keep officer numbers at the level they're at and he saw warning lights flashing when it came to increases in crime, specifically violent crime in london and so that's going to be one of the big challenges in her in—box. that's going to be one of the big challenges in her in-box. and she was one of four candidates? she was.
she was up against a fellow female senior officer, sarah thornton. it is the governing body of police chiefs. and two male candidates. mark rowley, a senior met officer and the chief constable of essexment she would have gone through a serious selection process and involving interviews with the home secretary. we saw her giving evidence to the leveson inquiry. she has been at the heart of big inquiries for the met? some of the most difficult things the met has dealt wfor most difficult things the met has dealt w for example, the met had to dealt w for example, the met had to deal with the phone hacking inquiry where it was accused and there were resignations because it hadn't tackled its links to the press in particular, its close links with the press. cressida dick took on the inquiry and pushed it on to some
successful prosecutions in court and she was responsible when she ran trident, the gun crime operation, the metropolitan police had running for many years, she was involved in putting forward changes to the metropolitan police, recommended by the stephen lawrence inquiry which came after the death of stephen lawrence, the teenager in south london. two of the most difficult bits of work the met had to do, but it is her terrorism experience that will be very valuable. it has to be one of the top challenges for the police, the risk of a serious terrorist attack and an ama rawing attack, somebody with a gun, taking to the streets of london, is something the met is very much training to deal with. new counter—terrorism police officers with firearms have been appointed and one of the issues that cressida dick will have to deal with is a concern that there might not be enough officers willing to carry a gun, it is not compulsory, for the metropolitan police because officers involved in shootings tend to get criticising and even investigated by the authorities for their role. tom, thank you very much. tom
symonds there. we're expecting to hear from symonds there. we're expecting to hearfrom considers symonds there. we're expecting to hear from considers cress later. we'll bring that to you. the fiance of the children's author, helen bailey, has been found guilty of murdering her and dumping her body in a cesspit under their home in hertfordshire. ian stewart, who is 56, drugged ms bailey over several months, before smothering her in april last year in the hope of claiming a multi—million pound inheritance. detectives are now re—examining the death of stewart's previous partner — his wife, diane, who died suddenly in 2010. our correspondent ben ando is at st albans crown court. well, in the dock ian stewart shook his dead and blinked. in the public gallery helen bailey's brotherjohn nodded slowly as the jury came back after six hours of deliberations and gave their guilty verdict. it took them six hours to see through the elaborate tale of lies that ian stewart had tried to tell them, the twists and turns he had tried to do to explain away what was in reality
an avalanche of evidence against him. as our home affairs correspondentjune him. as our home affairs correspondent june kelly him. as our home affairs correspondentjune kelly now reports. police recorded ian stewart's arrest at his home. we're arresting you on suspicion of the murder of helen bailey. you're joking! he was stunned he'd finally been caught out. for three months, he'd been living with the body of his wealthy partner buried under the garage. why? i don't understand. my name is helen bailey and i'd like to introduce you to my new book which is called when bad things happen in good bikinis. helen bailey was a successful author. as well as murdering her, stewart also killed her dachshund boris, whom she doted on. oh, that wasn't supposed to happen! after her husband's death, helen bailey began blogging about her sense of loss and it was through a facebook bereavement group that she met ian stewart whose wife had died. she thought she'd found a new soulmate. but while she was planning their wedding, he was planning her murder.
last spring helen bailey suddenly vanished from their million pound home in royston, in hertfordshire. it took ian stewart five days to report her missing. police how can i help? hello there. my partner has been missing since monday and and not contacted anyone. despite appeals from family and friends, there was no sign of helen bailey. three months after she disappeared, police came back here and began searching places they hadn't looked at before including a spot in the garage. the garage was at a distance from the house. this laser imaging illustrates how underneath the hatch door there, there was a well with a cesspit. the police started probing and it was here below a layer of sewage that they saw an arm. they had found helenl bailey's body and buried with her, was her dog boris.
there was even a possibility that because she had been drugged she could have been alive when stewart put her down here. cctv shows how within hours ian stewart drove to a rubbish tip to dump a duvet. was that duvet taken to the tip because it had helen's blood on it? in police interviews, stewart said nothing. he probably smothered helen bailey after drugging her over a long period with his sleeping pills. his motive was money. he was set to benefit massively from her £4 million fortune. if helen had written a book of this story, you wouldn't believe it. he probably planned it all from the day he met her and in hindsight, i don't think he loved her at all, but helen definitely loved him. this is ian stewart's late wife, diane. with his criminal trial over, we can now report that the police are re—examining her sudden death, said to have been caused by an epileptic fit. at this stage, there's no indication
of anything suspicious. i think it's only right that i consider what might have happened in ian stewart's past, to see whether there's anything that i need to get involved in, whether there's any fresh evidence that might have come out from this trial. after his wife died, ian stewart was seen with other women before he began his predatory pursuit of helen bailey. as a writer, she was used to studying human behaviour. but she never learned the true character of the man who was closest to her and who she thought she knew best. well, thejudge has told ian stewart that he'll sentence him tomorrow here at st albans. 0f that he'll sentence him tomorrow here at st albans. of course, for a murder conviction there is an automatic life sentence, but it will be up to the judge to decide what is the minimum term that ian stewart should serve in prison before he can even be considered for parole. as
for that investigation into the death of his first wife, diane, well the police say that's ongoing now. it has been officially opened. they will be looking at pathological reports into her death, but at the moment it should be emphasised officially there is nothing suspicious about her deathment back to you. ben ando, thank you very much. a former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, lord carlile, has said a british man who joined so—called islamic state and carried out a suicide bombing in iraq was an "enemy of the state" who should never have been paid £1 million in compensation. the former prime minister tony blair has hit out at press reports criticising his role in the matter saying the compensation was agreed by a conservative—led government. a little earlier our security correspondent frank gardner explained how damaging this is for the government. it's not as big as it might seem because when he came out of guantanamo bay in 2004, he was assessed as anybody would be who came out there.
is this person a threat to british security? and to the safety of british citizens? and is he involved in violent extremism and the answer was no at the time. he may not have changed his beliefs. he may have been in waiting, a terrorist in waiting, as it were, but for those ten years between him coming out of guantanamo bay and going off to syria tojoin so—called islamic state, he didn't actually show his hand so he would have been under some kind of monitoring and surveillance, not particularly heavy ones and it maybe he had no connections, no sympathies with extremism at that time, but just before he wept off to syria, he then started to get involved and of course, went off and joined is. what all of this throws into question is whether they're getting the right assessment right today for the hundreds of britons who have either come back from the arena of syria and iraq or are still out there. this is really worrying.
they won't get it right every time. it is not perfect science. there is a tasid admission in whitehall, this guy slipped through the net, they got it wrong, but you know, they're going to try, i suppose that much harder to make sure they don't make the same mistakes with others. tony blair — who was prime minister at the time of fiddler's release — has given a statement. he says, "jamal al—harith was released from guantanamo bay at the request of the british government in 2004. this followed a parliamentary and massive media campaign led by the daily mail, the very paper that is now supposedly so outraged at his release. the fact is that this was always a very difficult situation where any government would have to balance proper concern for civil liberties with desire to protect our security, and we were likely to be attacked whatever course we took". let's go to norman smith who is in westminster. and the best form of defence, it seems, is attack for the former prime minister at least? yes, you get sense that this has come way to run yet with everyone scurrying
around and pointing fingers at each other for what appear to be a catalogue of failings, first of all the fact that these individuals were released from guantanamo bay following a campaign in the media, at westminster, by the government, then when they came back here, of course, they were paid £1 million in compensation, then it seems they weren't adequately monitored and then, of course, this particular individual was able to escape to syria tojoin is and take part of in that suicide bomb attack. tony blair has come under a lot of criticism because the initial decision to press for the americans to release these individuals from guantanamo bay happened when he was prime minister and he has really laid into, on the offensive against the daily mail in particular, saying they pretty much led the media campaign calling for the release of these men and applauded him after he
had secured the release and making the point that the compensation wasn't paid out when he was prime minister, in fact, wasn't paid out when he was prime minister, infact, it wasn't paid out when he was prime minister, in fact, it was paid out three orfour minister, in fact, it was paid out three or four years later and under the cameron government and just in the cameron government and just in the interviews that jack straw, who, of course, was foreign secretary at the time, has been giving this afternoon, he has been stressing that they always had doubts about these individuals, but legally felt they had to press for their release from guantanamo bay. i never regarded him as innocent and neither mr blair nor i ever said that he was innocent. we judged that the risk was not so great as to prevent his release just that. and let me also say that whenever you're making decisions about the release of prisoners, you have to make a judgment and sometimes those judgments are not borne out by events. simon, david blunkett, the former
home secretary has released a statement. let me give you the key bits. it is a long statement. he says, "i never campaigned for the return of ronald fiddler from guantanamo bay. some reporting has been grossly inaccurate and in some cases deeply offensive. i did give a broad reassurance that such communities here in the uk were not at risk following the risk of fiddler and the others. this was not to provide necessarily reassurance ata time to provide necessarily reassurance at a time of continuing tension, but contrary to speculation those returning from guantanamo bay were under surveillance and monitored by the security services." you get the sense everyone is now the security services." you get the sense everyone is now trying to sort of line up their defences because i think everyone knows this is very, very farfrom think everyone knows this is very, very far from over. indeed, think everyone knows this is very, very farfrom over. indeed, just speaking to the former conservative minister, tim lawton, a short time ago, he was demanding that the intelligence and security committee should now carry out an investigation into all the individual aspects of this, the release of the men from guantanamo
bay, the compensation, and the fact that they seem to have been able to escape to syria without being monitored by the security services. norman, thank you very much for that. ronald fiddler's older brother told the bbc there was nothing anyone could have done to change his mind from joining islamic state. he spoke to dan johnson about from joining islamic state. he spoke to danjohnson about the effect from joining islamic state. he spoke to dan johnson about the effect this has had on the family. the upheaval on the family. his wife tried to stop him going over there and went over herself and got in trouble too. it has been hard for us, you know. he's gone now and ijust hope that between him and his maker, he did what he wanted to do. what do you think about what he has done? well, i can't actually commend about it because it isn't right, but he's done it, you know. it's something he
believes in so i'll leave that with him. when did things start going wrong for him? when did he start getting involved in this sort of thing? they say since he started in 1990 changing his religion to muslim. it must have been since then. were you worried about what was happening to him? at the time, i want. i thought like if he does think of anything like the extremists he would come to his own senses, you know, but it seems like they won that war against him so... the headlines on bbc news: cressida dick is appointed as the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman to run scotland yard. the fiance of the children's author helen bailey is found guilty of murdering her and hiding her body in a cesspit at their home in hertfordshire. the british is fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in iraq, tony blair defends his government's decision to free him
from guantanamo. manchester united take a 3—0 lead to saint—etienne this evening. there are reports captain wayne rooney could be considering a move to china. leicester city face sevilla. their boss says a win could be a turning point in their season. they sit 17th in the premier league. gorge north will start for wales in their six nations with scotland on saturday after recovering from a thigh injury. i'll be back with more on those stories after 3.30pm. the supreme court has upheld a controversial rule preventing british citizens on below average incomes from bringing their foreign husbands or wives into the country from outside europe. judges rejected an appeal by families who argued the threshold of over £18,000 a year breached their human rights. the court decided the rule was lawful, but criticised it
as "defective" because it didn't prioritise the welfare of children. our home affairs correspondent, dominic casciani has been at the supreme court. this has been a really controversial policy to massage down the net migration figure. it was controversial because the families affected, up to 15,000 children involved said that this divided theirfamilies, turned involved said that this divided their families, turned them involved said that this divided theirfamilies, turned them into what they called skype families separated by an immigration rule as daniel sandford reports. they look like any other family but caroline coombs, her husband carlos, from ecuador, and their 15—month—old son thomas live in a permanent state of uncertainty, not knowing whether they will be able to stay together in britain because caroline, a former television producer, is earning less than £18,000 a year, which under new immigration rules, is not enough to bring a foreign husband or wife to the uk. under new immigration rules it is
not enough to bring a foreign husband or wife to the uk. we were two very capable human beings, who happened to fall in love. and we were being told that we'd be split up. and we had a young baby. and we weren't being given the right to be a family in my own country. the supreme court ruling today said the new rules were "defective", particularly when it came to children, but it found that the controversial mir, the minimum income requirement, did not didn't break human rights laws. it holds that the mir is acceptable in principle but the rules and instructions fail to take proper account of these section 55 duty in respect of children. although the government has technically lost this case in the supreme court on the way it implements its new rule, it is, nonetheless, a victory for ministers on the principle that people on low
incomes can't just assume that theirforeign husband or wife can automaticallyjoin them in britain. it is considered reasonable to expect you to leave the uk... but caroline and carlos do now have a chance because the home office agreed to day to carefully consider what the supreme court had said about how the rules are unlawful because they don't pay enough attention to the best interests of children. the system is wrong. something needs to be changed. not only for me. for all the other kids that are out there, for all the other mums who are suffering every day. can i sleep thinking that i don't have to leave the country? many thousands of couples were affected by the new laws which were designed to reduce the cost of immigrants claiming benefits. families with children now have a second chance, as do couples with other sources of income.
but, for many, the minimum income requirement will still stop them being reunited in britain. you get a sense there from my colleague daniel about how families, individualfamilies, have colleague daniel about how families, individual families, have been affected by this and how they felt an individual sense of devastation, but from the government's prospective this rule was always about control of the immigration stel. it was about in its words ensuring that there wasn't a burden on the taxpayer, there wasn't abuse of the family route to settlement in the uk. critically, it will see today, although technically a loss in legal terms, it will see today very much as a victory because the principle of minimum income rule has been upheld by the court. what happens now is unclear. it will be interesting to see what happens. the supreme court has said that
ministers have got to look at how children have been affected by this and about broader issues around how you work out what that minimum income isment now, i think in practise what that means is some of the families involved in the test cases and those behind them, will definitely get the right to settle. it may take a year or so to resolve, but they will get that right, but many families who fall below the income level as it is currenty set, they will be disappointed and they are families from poorer areas of the country, particularly families with an asia heritage with links to pakistan and bangladesh and they will be deeply unsats tied with the ruling. it is a very, very complex law this, but on the face of it, although the government has lost, it will be taking this as a win. a convicted murderer is on the run, after armed men helped him escape during a hospital visit. shaun walmsley is one of four men serving a life sentence for a fatal stabbing in liverpool in 2014. police have recovered the car they
suspect he fled in. fiona trott has been following events a the hospital. a lot of questions still. that's right, shaun walmsley came here for an appointment, we understand, when the prison officers came out with him, they were ambushed by two masked men. it meant the prison officers we re men. it meant the prison officers were threatened with a gun and a knife. they had a baton to defend themselves so questions being raised about whether or not there was enough security for this hospital visit particularly because we understand that the convicted killer was taken here by taxi. now, he had been moved from a category a to a category b prison, but still questions being raised about that this afternoon. also, how do people on the outside know exactly where this prisoner was? shaun walmsley is described as
highly dangerous. a murderer who should not be approved. the search has brought officers here, the walton area. a house and a car were searched last night, less than two miles from where he escaped. it happened at the aintree university hospital yesterday afternoon. walmsley had an appointment. as he left, masked men threatened the prison staff with what's believed to have been a gun and a knife. today merseyside police are appealing for the public‘s help to find the prisoner. there will be lots of people who will have been in the vicinity at the time. i'm really appealing to them to come forward. i need the public‘s help to get walmsley back into prison. he deserves to be behind bars. he's a highly dangerous, vicious individual. he has to be behind bars. we will not rest until he is. this is why shaun walmsley is well known on merseyside. back in 2014, he murdered a local man, anthony duffy, in what police described as a frenzied attack. he was jailed for life and is serving a minimum term of 30 years in prison.
so was there enough security surrounding this man at hospital? and how did people on the outside know exactly where he was? these questions will form part of the police and ministry ofjustice investigation. police released a photograph of the gold volvo which they believe was the getaway car, the car which helped shaun walmsley escape from this hospital yesterday afternoon. forensic teams are examining that this afternoon. police also say that they're checking cctv cameras here at the hospital grounds to see if that will help them find this prisoner who has been on the run for 24 hours. fiona trott, thank you very much. more reaction to the appointment of the first woman boss of the met,
cressida dick. we have had reaction from the family ofjean charles de menezes, you may remember, who was shot by armed officers injuly 2005 after being mistakenly identified as after being mistakenly identified as a terrorist suspect. cressida dick commanded the operation from the met‘s headquarters, but exonerated of any blame at a trial, jean charles de menezes' relatives reacted with anger to her pointment. they have been speaking to bbc brazil. cousins said the announcement was offensive to the memory ofjean charles de menezesment they said cressida dick was in charge of the operation which an innocent man was killed and her actions were at least incompetent. 0urfamily is actions were at least incompetent. our family is disappointed that she has been aponted for an important role at a time when there are many more threats to pick security in the form of terrorism. what are the guarantees that more people won't be killed by the police in london? they revealed that the family wrote to
sadiq khan asking him to refrain from endorsing the appointment of cressida dick. they accuse the new commissioner of benefiting from a tragedy she provoked herself and they finish with the sentence, "it's not easy to see her become the highest police authority in britain." we're expecting to hear from cressida dick later. we are hearing the multi—agency response team has been brought into the traffic scotland control centre in preparation for storm doris, that is predicted to bring down power lines and damage transport in scotland. they're lines and damage transport in scotland. they‘ re getting lines and damage transport in scotland. they're getting ready for what looks like some grim weather. what can we expect, john hammond has the latest. for scotland it is the snow and the rain that will have the
impact. ta snow and the rain that will have the impact. t a moment it is relatively benign. it is pouring with rain in wales. and that rain will get heavier and more persistent. a whole lot of rain sweeping across the north. 0n the north fringe, that is where we think the snow will set in during the early hours. hence the amber warning from the met office, be prepared and some people are already getting prepared for what is going to happen tomorrow. we could see several centimetres through the central belt. further south it is about the wind. some rain, but the wind will have the greatest impact and we have another amber warning for wind from the met office. it is parts of wales, the midlands and the east that will bear the brunt. all the latest can be found on the bbc weather web—site. good afternoon. the headlines:
cressida dick has been appointed the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman to run scotland yard. she is currently a director—general at the uk foreign and commonwealth office and was previously in charge of the operation that led to the fatal shooting ofjean charles de menezes. the fiancee of the children's author helen bailey is found guilty of her murder — dumping her body in a cesspit, in the hope of inheriting millions of pounds. ronald fiddler has told the bbc there was nothing that could be done about his brother joining there was nothing that could be done about his brotherjoining isis. even his wife tried to stop him going over there and went over herself and got in trouble too. it has been hard
for us. rules stopping thousands of british citizens bringing their foreign spouse to the uk are lawful, butjudges criticise the hardship they bring to families. the supreme court rejected an appeal, which claimed the rules breached human rights. now the sport and jj. thank you. wayne rooney is unlikely to leave manchester united this month. the england captain's representatives have spoken to a club in the chinese super league club. but we understand the chances of a deal being finalised over the next week are slim. 0ur reporter simon stone has been following the development. the simple fact is that wayne rooney is not playing enough football. since he scored that goal against stoke that made him manchester united's record goal scorer, he has only played three times in a month. his stats, he has started eight premier league games. compare that to ibrahimovic,
who has played 24 times, and even people like marcus rashford and mkhitaryan and martial have all started more games than wayne rooney. the simple fact is he wants to play and clubs in china are keen to get wayne rooney. he would be a big signing. that is why the stories have emerged. leicester city face sevilla tonight in the first—leg of their last 16 champions league tie. the premier league champions are struggling domestically — sitting just one point above the relegation. manager claudio ranieri says a win could be a turning point in their season. we play without the weight of the premier league, we play light and for this reason i hope we can show our football. we know they're better than us, but we want to fight. liverpool are planning to leave melwood, their training base of more than 60 years.
the premier league side is looking to invest £50 million in their academy site in kirby and move the first team training facilities there. liverpool's senior side have trained at the west derby side since the 1950s and it's been the place where five european cup victories have been planned. meanwhile bbc sport understands adam lallana has agreed a new deal with the club, taking him until 2020 with an option for a further year. he has scored 10 goals for club and country so far this season. blackburn rovers have appointed tony mowbray as their new head coach. mowbray has been out of the game since the summer, when he left coventry. he moves to the championship side succeeding 0wen coyle, who left the club yesterday. blackburn are currently second—bottom of the championship, three points from safety. george north will start for wales in their six nations match with scotland on saturday, after recovering from a thigh injury.
the 24—year—old wing, will replace alex cuthbert, which is the only change to rob howley‘s side, from the defeat by england in cardiff. ryan sidebottom has announced he's retiring from cricket at the end of the upcoming season. the 39—year old says he's surrounded by teammates playing in nappies! the new england test captain, and despite his age, sidebottom says root is the right choice. joe root‘s a great player, he has achieved so much in a short space of time. this england team are very exciting, they're still very youthful and learning every day and getting strong as a team and as a unit. i thinkjoe's inherited a good side. underjoe, he will bring even more of an exciting brand of cricket and the way he plays, he is very mature, knows the game inside out and i'm
looking forward to his time as captain. that's all sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. thank you. poor staffing levels and a lack of training are having a direct impact on the quality of care that dying patients receive according to a study of nurses. the survey, conducted by the journal nursing standard and the charity marie curie, asked nurses about their experiences of caring for patients in the final months, weeks and days of their lives. two out of three nurses said they don't have enough time to provide high quality care. they also said training and community services need to improve. joining me now from our central london studio is drjane collins, chief executive of the marie curie charity. you will be as disturbed as anyone by these quotes? very much so. it was the reason we did the work with the nursing standard to try and find
out what was going on. the biggest issue for the nurses is they don't feel they have enough time to do the job as well as they want to. nurses generally feel it is a privilege looking after somebody who is dying and the family of the person dying and the family of the person dying and not having enough time means that they feel they just haven't done as good a job as they would like. there are some positives though in the survey, one thing is we find 245 many more staff are much more confident now about having conversations with the person who is dying and with families. they feel more able to raise different issues with them to check out what the person would want, what the family would want and that is quite positive. the issue of time and having enough time to do what is a once and only opportunity is a real worry for us, yes. what are the unique challenges of helping patients as they near the end of
their lives. it is about providing ca re their lives. it is about providing care and that is why nurses in particular and health care assista nts particular and health care assistants play such an important pa rt assistants play such an important part at that time when somebody is actually dying. people need care and support and the family and friends need care and support and that group of staff are uniquely qualified to do that. listening to steve hewlett in recent months, one of his legacies will be that we are at ease more talking about death, when we are talking about somebody like steve. that will have an impact in the long run? yes, the more a person can prepare for themselves and their family can prepare, the more they're able to to play a part in very end stage of a person's life. that makes it easierfor staff to stage of a person's life. that makes it easier for staff to be age to support em—— able to support them. if staff don't feel they have enough time that is a problem for us. the
biggest frustration it seems is getting those dying home, getting them out of the hospital to spend their final them out of the hospital to spend theirfinal hours them out of the hospital to spend their final hours where they want to be. that reflects difficulties across the health service? yes, but not just the across the health service? yes, but notjust the health service, social ca re notjust the health service, social care plays an important part and we need to work closely with social ca re need to work closely with social care when somebody is moving home. which is where most people say they wa nt to which is where most people say they want to die. not having enough facilities in the community, either be it in health or social care can mean that somebody can't get home and one of the other findings is that only one in 10 nurses have never experienced somebody having to stay in hospital, because they haven't had the right services at home to be able to be discharged. nine out of ten staff said people can't get home, because the right services can't be put in place speedily enough. thank o' you very
much. it's the biggest night in british music ——tonight‘s brit awards will have their usual glamour and potential for a bit of rock and roll misbehaviour and they'll also have a big dose of grime. last year's awards were labelled an embarrassment by one grime artist after they failed to recognise the genre leading to the hashtag britssowhite.. months later organisers announced a shake—up — with more people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds being put on the judging panel. at tonight's brits — more than 20 nominations have gone to non—white artists including skepta, lianne la havas, and stormzy. # tell my man to shut up, mention me in your tweets # how can you be better than me? shut up! shut up. best of the scene, tell my man to shut up # the man in the pics, i want to chance... # 69 men sunday morning, jennifer be joining, # rachael will get her hair braided, i will spoiling it, once i will be looking for don king...
# you never do # could you only do to make us... # my mum don't know your mum stop telling man i'm your cousin # i have got real ones i have got fake ones don't trust no one # try to run in the bank like bonnie and clyde # the defence can't work out what i said to aman # sing me a song that i'll always # turn me around so i can be # everything i was meant to be... with me is the writer and broadcaster edward adoo. it is fairto
it is fair to say a year ago you we re it is fair to say a year ago you were not impressed by the nominations for the brits. in fact you were quite angry about it. have they got it right this year? they're on the right back. before they weren't. it wasn't diverse and felt like a poor man's eurovision, where they weren't in touch. in terms of they weren't in touch. in terms of the people behind it, who are part of the committee. they were somewhat ignorant in not being representative, the grime movement and people like storm zi and kano are affiliated to independent labels, stormzi and skepta are, the brits didn't recognise a what they we re brits didn't recognise a what they were doing. now they're on the right path and pushing it forward and saying, let's make the brits diverse and bring in diverse british talent and bring in diverse british talent and this is celebrating the best of british music. so is this because
the judging british music. so is this because thejudging panel british music. so is this because the judging panel is british music. so is this because thejudging panel is more diverse? yes they have brought in people who manage artists and are in touch, whether they're taste makers, who know what is going on on the streets and can thelt to the — can relate to the artists. before the people who we re the artists. before the people who were involved i would hate to say didn't have a clue, but it was reflective in the previous nominees. is the music industry on top of the way people listen to music now? that isa way people listen to music now? that is a good point. that was the problem with the brits. in terms of streaming and other platforms that the grime movement, these guys had a following online and were doing things that other artists were not doing and this was kind of testament to their success and the nominees, the people behind the scenes putting the people behind the scenes putting the nominees through were not in
touch with that. so the likes of stormzi and skepta, who had millions of hits, were still not getting any props in nominating, it is their time now and i hope tonight that they will get the nods and it won't be seen as a whitewash! a slight side bar, in the last year we have lost some incredible musicians, a tribute will be plays. a nomination for david bowie and deserved? yes, when it comes to legends like david bowie, no doubt. i think that is the quality of the music and bowie, no doubt was an ambassador and back in the day when mtv were not championing black music, he highlighted that and for diversity and what david bowie was a champion of that, i think that is great, another thing, it is about
reflecting all styles of music. before it was bland and felt like a middle of the road music station. now it is moving in the right direction. when will you be really happy? where is the line?|j direction. when will you be really happy? where is the line? i ask myself that every day! if you find the answer, ring me. but does it need to be by the numbers, do you need? it's about quality. you know, bbc 6 music, great station, plays a diverse mix of music, if the brits could replicate what 6 music or streaming platforms do in sourcing new talent and acknowledging quality artists, that would be great. it is not about quantity, its about quality and it is hard to try and narrow it down. but i hope this yea r‘s narrow it down. but i hope this year's awards will be reflective of that and the nominees, what a great
line up. michael kiwanuka and the 1975. don't read the whole list. we are out of time. thank you. if you find the secret of happiness, let me know! in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first the headlines on bbc news: cressida dick is appointed as the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman to run scotland yard. the fiance of the children's author helen bailey is found guilty of murdering her and hiding her body in a cesspit at their home in hertfordshire. the brother of a british is fighter said the family tried to prevent him from going to syria. all this week, the bbc is looking at how businesses work with people with disabilities and how disabled people have made business work for them. as part of our disability works series, vishala sri—pathma is visiting a marks and spencer
depot in castle donington. yes i'm here at the marks & spencer warehouse. these boxes are carrying belts. they opened this in 2013 and said they wanted to employ more disabled employees. matt, let's talk about how employers can retain disabled employees, it is all very well big companies recruiting more, how can they retain them and make sure they work with them throughout their careers? for me it is back to their careers? for me it is back to the business benefits of supporting disabled people. there is an asum shup that it cost —— assumption that it costs a lot, but most adjustments are free and if you compare to the
cost of supporting the workforce, thatis cost of supporting the workforce, that is where the investment makes business sense. why do you think disabled employees tend to leave earlier in their careers? one thing we see again and again, particularly people with a new diagnosis or health condition, they experience a lack of confidence. we talk about the soft bigotry of low expectation of others. and that can have a corrosive impact on how somebody feels about themselves and about their employers appetite to deliver their employers appetite to deliver the right work place adjustment. we are often our worst enemies, because we take a tumble and we may lack confidence. it is getting through that that makes the difference. matt, one problem that we have in the uk is that the number of people that are registered disabled but work and the number that are registered work be can work, there
isa registered work be can work, there is a rift between that? cow can we close that. its about giving people the opportunity to build a career. that starts with educating employees and helping them be upskilled and create the environment that welcomes talent from all aspects of community. what would success look like. how can we hold companies accountable? i'm not sure it is about hoading them accountable, it is about education and there are real business benefits. that will make real differences, as opposed to going to a quota system. it is that societal change and it is driven by the fact that it makes business sense. thank you. that it from me andi sense. thank you. that it from me and i will be back in an hour's time. thank you. the bbc has announced the creation of a new digital
channel for scotland that will include an hour—long evening news programme at 9 o'clock. the channel will broadcast from seven in the evening until midnight, and cost around £30 million a year. however, some people are disappointed that there won't be a separate six o'clock news for scotland. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon reports. inform, educate and entertain. the bbc‘s mission. increased devolution has provided challenges for the national broadcaster. now a new channel and a new news programme for scotland. i think scotland deserves its own channel. that reflects itself, its creativity, its culture as well as its politics. i wanted to move the game on. in the end, my aim has been to think about the viewers in scotland and what is best for them, and i think they want quality and choice. the new channel will broadcast shows like this one, currently shown on bbc two in scotland but with a budget of £30 million a year, much of the five
hours on programmes on offer every night will be new. there will also be an integrated news hour at 9pm with national and international news. it is a huge opportunity for scotland to assert itself to itself and across the uk, and for it to reflect on some of the other things beyond politics. scotland has a very vibrant arts and creative community. there's a real opportunity for those communities to be better reflected. most high—profile, though, has been the debate around news. the bbc said the 6pm news had performed strongly in scotland in recent years but some have long argued for a scottish version. they say to better reflect devolved areas like health, education and criminaljustice. i welcome newjobs and new investment in bbc scotland but i am disappointed the bbc has decided not to go ahead with the separate scottish six on bbc one because i
think this is exactly the time for the launch of that programme with all the political developments. this change to the broadcasting landscape is being described as the biggest single investment of broadcast content for more than 20 years. challenging, yes. but bold and ambitious, too. and on air in 1.5 years. princess diana was a style icon — and now many of her dresses are about to go on display to the public. some of her most recognisable and exquisite outfits have been brought together for a new exhibition — ‘diana, her fashion story‘ in this, the 20th anniversary year of her death. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell has been to kensington palace for a preview. her public image was in so many ways defined by the clothes that she wore. she was one of world's most photographed women and many of the world's top designers
clamoured to dress her. the results were frequently eye—catching — dresses that have lingered in the memory and now, 20 years after diana's death, 25 of those dresses have been brought together for an exhibition at her former home, kensington palace. they chart the evolution of an initially quite demure teenager through to her emergence on the national and international stages, with, outwardly at least, much greater confidence her choices of costume. so here are some of the famous dresses. the one that she wore to dance with john travolta and others that were part of her wardrobe in the ‘90s. by the time she is wearing this dress, she is very confident in her own sense of style, we are seeing a diana who has risen above those seasonal changes in fashion and she has a timeless elegance. she knows what suits her and she wears it well. few would disagree with that and the exhibition organisers can be confident that the crowds will come from around the world to experience something of diana's glamour. interest in diana remains considerable, despite the passage of years, but one imagines that her
family would hope that she would be remembered for much more than just the dresses she wore. so do the organisers feel comfortable about perpetuating the focus on diana and her clothes? i think that's a very good question, because diana herself didn't like to be known as a clotheshorse, however she did understand the language of fashion very well and she used clothes to help her do the job on hand. she was a very proud ambassador for british fashion as princess of wales, but she also used clothes to help her do herjob as a humanitarian and as a patron of the arts and to focus the press attention on her charity work. they were the essential props which helped this sometimes insecure young woman to face the world and win its admiration for her image of glamour and style. now, doris day approaches. thomas
has the latest on that storm. yes, you're right, doris is approaching and it will strike during the day. so what is happening in the next 24 hours? well this ribbon of cloud is very menacing and we are starting to see some of the clouds rotate here and that is a sign that there is a powerful storm developing. you see these waves. this will happen within these waves. this will happen within the next 12 hours and the problem is that this storm is intensifying just as it is slicing the uk in half. this will be a nasty one. there is a couple of things, there is snow and wind. here is the weather tonight and the outer edge of the storm with the rain, the winds will be freshening and they will become stronger, the worst of the storm won't be until it starts impacting northern western parts of england, wales and then moving east. first,
snow across southern and central parts of scotland. this is through the course of tonight into tomorrow morning. the suburbs of edinburgh and glasgow getting some snow. snow up and glasgow getting some snow. snow up to these amounts through the southern uplands and some could wake up southern uplands and some could wake up to scenes like this. after the snow, that is when the storm starts winding itself up and the severe gales start blasting through north western england, the midland and east anglia. the real problem in the morning will be the wind and we will see a few hours of very powerful winds capable of causing damage and disruption from liverpool and into the midland and east anglia. so certainly strong enough gusts to cause problems like these, high sided vehicles could overturn and there could be fences down and this
could be the worst case, the overtoppling of chimneys. that will be few and far between. by the second half of the afternoon the storm pups out into the north sea and then finally the winds will calm down and friday morning, looks as though it will be the pick up operation, with all the bits and pieces lying around. but a better day. but rain sweeping in. not really gales. so we have got, yes, quite a rough 24 hours on the way. take care. this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy.
the headlines at 4pm: the fiance of the children's author helen bailey is found guilty of her murder, dumping her body in a cesspit, in the hope of inheriting millions of pounds. inish with the sentence, "it's not easy to see her become the highest police authority in britain." we're expecting to hear from cressida dick later. he has lied to his own family. he has lied to helen bailey's family. he lied to the colleagues and friends of helen bailey. a very wicked crime. 0ne friends of helen bailey. a very wicked crime. one of the hardest and most challenging investigations i've dealt with. cressida dick is appointed as the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman in its 188 year history to run scotland yard. the appointment has been criticised by the family ofjean charles de menezes, the innocent man who was shot dead after the london bombings. a jury later found that ms dick, who was in charge on the day, had done nothing wrong. the brother of the british is fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in iraq describes how his family tried to prevent him from going to syria.
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