this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at lipm: 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. 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. even his wife tried to stop him, you know, going over there and went over herself and got in trouble too. it
has been hard for us, you know. the supreme court says income rules which prevent some people bringing a foreign spouse to the uk are lawful. the bbc is to launch a new television channel in scotland. it'll broadcast from autumn next year with an annual £30 million budget. and diana's fashion story — a new exhibition traces how her style evolved. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. 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. yes, it has been a seven week trial. it took thejury yes, it has been a seven week trial. it took the jury six hours to decide that ian stewart was guilty of murder, guilty of fraud, guilty of preventing a lawful burial and guilty of three counts of perverting the course of justice guilty of three counts of perverting the course ofjustice as the jury foreman gave the verdict stewart shook his head and blinked. in the public gallery helen bailey's brotherjohn nodded slowly. the evidence against stewart was almost overwhelming as my colleague, june kelly 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. 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 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. thejudge will sentence the judge will sentence ian stewart here at st albans tomorrow. having been convicted of murder, the sentence will be automatically one of life imprisonment, but it will be up of life imprisonment, but it will be up to the judge how long is the minimum amount of time that stewart must serve before he can even be considered for parole. back to you. ben ando, thank you very much. some breaks news from northern ireland. police say a bomb exploded outside the home of a serving police officer in londonderry this morning as army technical officers were
trying to diffuse it. the device was discovered under a car at ardenle in the kulmore area of city. a number of homes were evacuated. the officer had a lucky escape. but such activity reinforces the continuing threat that exists for our police officers both on and off duty. we'll have more on that later on. 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. however, her selection is not without controversy. 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 has just released a statement.
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". thejean the jean charles thejean charles de menezes family released a statement. the family lawyer says, "we have concerns about the appointment of cressida dick. the commissioner and those in operational command should have been responsible." our home affairs correspondent tom symonds is outside new scotland yard. she has quite an in—box? she has quite an in-box? yes, she will have to put behind her that
incident of 2005. as you can see from the statement ofjean charles de menezes there is still hurt there. she was the commander in charge of that operation, the log that was kept of what was happening in the command room at the time sets out that she asked officers on the ground to stop, jean charles de menezes, she says, i did not ask them to shoot him and a trial of the metropolitan police on health and safety charges later found that she had done nothing wrong on that day, thejury had done nothing wrong on that day, the jury specifically making that point. so she will have to put that behind her and get on with the day job of running this huge police force, 43,000 officers, a budget of £3 billion and of course, a budget which is stretched to say the least. sir bernard hogan—howe who she takes over says he is concerned that whoever was going to take over was going to face pressure to keep numbers of police officers up and he said that already seeing warning signs from an increase in violent crime in knife crime in london. so
there is an awful lot for her to do. sir bernard hogan—howe's advice to her was get a holiday, you're going to be boshinging very hard! tom, thank you very much. the brother of a british suicide bomber has condemned his actions. at the weekend ronald fiddler carried out a suicide bomb. 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. with me is our security correspondent frank gardner. the mud is being slung. there is po lention allot of damage here? yes, this is quite embarrassing for tony blair's government and for the 2010
coalition government because either way, taxpayers money was paid to somebody who turned out to be a terrorist. was he a terrorist at the time? no, probably not. he had been in guantanamo bay... we don't know though, do we? in 2004 he had not committed, he had been cleared, all the charges against him were dropped. he had come out of two yea rs of dropped. he had come out of two years of guantanamo bay where along with other people he suffered abuses and i'm not defending him, but at the time, there was nothing to connect him with violent crime. and for the next ten years, there was nothing to connect him with violent extremism so when people come out of guantanamo bay or if they come back from syria, they are assess as to whether they are a threat to britain and to the british population. and they are placed under some kind of monitoring. if they are, the automatic suspicion in the case of syria is they will see have and possibly done violent things so they are undera possibly done violent things so they are under a good deal of surveillance. in his case, he hadn't shown his hand and remember that one year after he came back from
guantanamo bay, we had 7/7 we had the london ballings so there were much biggerfish to the london ballings so there were much bigger fish to fry. it was an intelligence failing. there is no question about it, but what they have got to do is manage their resources , have got to do is manage their resources, they have got to prioritise and by than the police and m15, they can't watch everybody all the time. they have got to divert their resources to where the threat is considered to be most serious and most daning ares and he was not considered to be a serious threat. what we don't know is what was the state—his mind between fwour and 2014. if he was a hardcore radical, he waited a long time before he went back to violent activity. my feeling is he wasn't a violent person, but decided around 2014, he probably thought i'll have a piece of this. went to turkey and said, "i don't know much about islam, but i want to be a fighter." ? islam, but i want to be a fighter." 7a islam, but i want to be a fighter." ? alot islam, but i want to be a fighter." ? a lot of lessons to have been learnt. the hope is they have
because there are those who could be coming back from syria and iraq soon ofa similar coming back from syria and iraq soon of a similar mind? it is a reminder to the government that they need to get this right. they can't see inside people's minds, but they have got to get the system of triage right injudging got to get the system of triage right in judging whether somebody a security risk or not. some people, who have come back, who are former jihadis are very clever at pretending they have put it behind them. it happened with people who have come from guantanamo bay, and gone to saudi arabia, who are saudi citizens who have convinced the saudi authorities who are expert that this is behind them and then they cross the border to yemen and join al-anda. they cross the border to yemen and join al-qaeda. fidler's brother has been talking to the bbc about this? he has, yes. this is lyon fiddler whose brother is older than him, he is three years older. he gave an emotional interview where he talked, he mentioned what a wasted life his
brother had and he talked about what he could have been. it woke me up to what could happen when you do the wrong things. what would i say to other families? just keep a good look out on people. check up. not too obvious, or you know, if you disturb someone like that they will go the way they want to go which is towards the other side, you see. that's the brother there. he was a muslim convert. his parents were of jamaican origin. he changed his name to jamal al—harith. often, jamaican origin. he changed his name to jamalal—harith. often, extremist groups like al-qaeda and isis will
prey on muslim converts because they know they don't have a profound knowledge of islam. they haven't had that devout upbringing that many muslim families will have brought their children up with respect for others, of piety, of fasting during ramadan, all the good things that islam can teach people is often not there with muslim converts especially if they've converted in prison, not in his case, but it is prison, not in his case, but it is prison converts who are exposed to a violent interpretation of it and they go off and get taken up as suicide bombers. 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 speak now to raffaello pantucci, director of international security studies at the royal united services institution think—tank. it is difficult to pick up what's in people's minds? it is questionable what he was doing in pakistan and near the afghan border at that moment in time. it is not always clear that he was really part of a sort of a radical community and it is not clear at which point he started going down that path. but we do know, he spent sometime in guantanamo bay and he came out of guantanamo bay and he came out of guantanamo bay and it took ten years for him to end up making the decision that we saw him making over the weekend and during that arc of a 20 year period, it is difficult to
pin down the moment at which you could identify him as a specific individual who would end up conducting this activity. this was a long period between him apparently not being radicalised to deciding to do something about it? well, if we look at the period from when he returned to the united kingdom from guantanamo bay, he was certainly circulating in a way where there we re circulating in a way where there were other radicalised individuals. that doesn't necessarily, you know, condemn him by guilt by association, but he was in a group where you had people who were radicalised and he would have been exposed to some of these ideas, but the moment at which a trigger gets switched, it is difficult to tell. this is a man who during this ten year period between when he returned to the united kingdom and then went off to syria and iraq, married and had a number of children and this was not his first marriage or his first set of children and from having done that, established a relatively normal family life and still decided to
make that choice. did complacency set in. someone took their eye of the ball? as frank pointed out, if he returned in 2004 that was when police and security agencies here we re police and security agencies here were disrupting their first sort of major plot of terrorists with some loose connection to pakistan, trying to launch an attack here in the form of the crevice plot, to attack the mru water shopping centre and then you had the 7/7 bombers and the 20/7 bombers. you had a period where the authorities were looking at a threat picture where they were seeing large scale threats being directed by al-qaeda core at the united kingdom and british interests. so their attention was very much on that community rather than a sort of potentially peripheral individual like this whose links to these groups is never entirely clear who then returned to the united kingdom and had taken a high—profile role, but he didn't have a history of
violence. at the end of the day, the security agencies, police have limited resources and they have to prioritise who they will focus their attention on and it is not correct, it would be incorrect for them to focus necessarily on someone who wasn't really becoming involved in the immediate threat activity that they were seeing before them. ? thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news: 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. cressida dick is appointed as the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman to run scotland yard. the brother of a british is fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in iraq says the family tried without success to prevent him from going to syria. manchester united take a 3—0 lead to saint—etienne in their europa league tie this evening amid reports that cap tarnings wayne rooney could be
considering a move to china. later tonight, leicester city play in their last 16 champions league tie. they sit 17th in the premier league. and george north will start for wales in their six nations match for wales in their six nations match for wales in their six nations match for wales against scotland on saturday. he had been struggling with a thigh injury. i'll be back with a thigh injury. i'll be back with more after 4.30pm. 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. 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. a convicted murderer is on the run, after armed men helped him escape during a visit to aintree university hospital. shaun walmsley is one of four men serving a life sentence for a fatal stabbing in liverpool in 2014. police have now recovered the car they suspect he fled in. our correspondent fiona trott has been following events at the hospital and says there are still many unanswered questions. 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 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 toa 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. wanted by police, shaun walmsley is described as highly dangerous, a murderer, who should not be approached. the police hunt has brought officers here, the walton area of liverpool. a house and a car were searched late 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. this afternoon merseyside 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. the bbc has announced the creation of a new digital channel for scotland that will include an hour—long evening news programme at nine 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. our scotland correspondent lorna gordon reports. inform, educate and entertain. the bbc‘s mission. increased devolution has provided challengers 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's 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 really 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 that 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 in scotland 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 a year
and a half's time sussex police charged a man mark sap sands with making online threats againstan mp. sands with making online threats against an mp. we'll have more later on. trains and ferries were stopped for a time this morning after an unexploded second world war bomb was discovered in portsmouth harbour. the german sc250 bomb, which weighed 500 pounds or 226 kilos, was blown up in a controlled explosion by a team from the royal navy. it was discovered during dredging work to prepare the harbour for the navy's new aircraft carrier. now the weather forecast. we can get
the latest from thomas schafernaker. a real rough patch of weather with storm doris. within 12 hours we will see this big area of low pressure with vicious winds and they will cause some problems. the first is the extent of the snow across scotland. southern uplands could get up scotland. southern uplands could get up to 20 centimetres. and the other problem through the early hours and tomorrow morning will be the strength of wind and the problems with doris is the storm is crossing the uk at its most intense. we are thinking from the morning on there will be a swathe of powerful winds. we talk about 70 to 80mph winds that often affect the coast. we are talking about inland and further south very windy. these sorts of winds in build up areas impact our infrastructure and we could see
problems like this. the advice is ta ke problems like this. the advice is take care tomorrow. you're watching bbc news. the headlines: 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. cressida dick has been appointed the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman to run scotland yard. she was previously the national policing lead on counter—terrorism and the commander in charge two weeks after the london bombings, when an innocent man, jean charles de menezes, was shot dead. ronald fiddler's older brother has told the bbc there was nothing anyone could have done to change his mind againstjoining so—called islamic state. he spoke about the affect this has had on the family. 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. time for the sport now and rejoin jj- 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. our 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 owen 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! one of them is 26—year—old joe root — who has recently been named the new england test captain, and despite his age, sidebottom says root is the right choice. that is all your sport. more later. goodbye. thank you very much. i want to warn you, we goodbye. thank you very much. i want to warn you, we are goodbye. thank you very much. i want to warn you, we are awaiting goodbye. thank you very much. i want to warn you, we are await ing a news conference with cressida dick. if we ta ke conference with cressida dick. if we take you to new scotland yard. she
was appointed the new metropolitan police commissioner, the first woman to ta ke police commissioner, the first woman to take charge of london's police force. she takes over from to take charge of london's police force. she takes overfrom sir bernard hogan—howe. she was previously the national policing lead on counter terrorism. she said she was thrilled and humbled and there you can see her and let'sjoin with her and the mayor of london, siddique khan. i'm delighted to be standing next to the next commissionerfor the standing next to the next commissioner for the metropolitan police. it has been a rigorous process and i'm confident and delighted that we have a candidate who is going to take this on, who is going to be excellent in the role. she has shown the right leadership potential, she has the right experience and she is passionate about london and working in the met. i'm confident it is going to be a great success. crime is an evolving, it has an evolving change about it
and there are particular challenges in london. i know she cares about the priorities that are also my priorities, about the terror threat in london and vulnerabilities in this city and i'm looking forward to work closely with her to make it a great success. thank you, this is an historic day for london and a proud day for me as the mayor of london. on behalf of londoners, i welcome cressida as the new commissioner of the metropolitan police service. the metropolitan police service do an incredible job, working hard every day to protect londoners. being the leader of that police service is an importantjob. leader of that police service is an important job. it is leader of that police service is an importantjob. it is essential that we found the right candidate. i think we have found the right candidate. i'm looking forward to working with the new commission tore protect londoners for a long time. home secretary, mayor, thank you
very much for the confidence that you have shown in me and as you said, sticking with a very rigorous slebs process. —— selection process. i could not be more pleased to be the commissioner. it is beyond my wildest dreams and an extraordinary privilege. i'm very humbled. i adore london, i think it is the world's greatest global city and i love policing and i love the met. and i'm looking forward to working with the wonderful people of the met, officers and staff and everybody who works with the met, including the home secretary and the mayor, in the months and years to come. a lot of people have helped me along the way from the moment i was a first a police constable 30 years ago at
hendon, teaching me and supporting me. i'm grateful to them. hendon, teaching me and supporting me. i'm gratefulto them. i hendon, teaching me and supporting me. i'm grateful to them. i hope i live up to their high standards. and i look forward to serving the people of london, protecting the people of london and serving and supporting and leading the metropolitan police. thank you very much indeed ladies and gentlemen. that is the end. thank you. so no questions to the new metropolitan. me is a guest. you we re new metropolitan. me is a guest. you were surprised she wasn't in uniform. yes, it must be it is still an appointment and she has not yet tan up the role. positive move? i think so, it has been a rigorous application progress, we have been led to believe. several applicants, thatis
led to believe. several applicants, that is good and hopefully you have got the best out of pod. there is a budget issue for her? yes there is a massive budget issue and we are keen to understand what that means, we are told up to 3,000 police officers will have to go from the metropolitan police if the restraints come in, we are keen to see how she is going to deal with that. the issue of armed police officers, given the threat and no one knows more about the terrorism threat than cressida dick, what would you like to see her do as she ta kes would you like to see her do as she takes up this role? we have held back on our survey, where 11,000 of my colleagues said they wanted to see more tasers on the street and more skilled firearms officers. is london prepare for what is widely expected, a terrorist attack? london prepare for what is widely expected, a terrorist attack7m london prepare for what is widely expected, a terrorist attack? it is difficult for me to sit here and a nswer difficult for me to sit here and answer that question. we will do our
utmost should anything happen and i wouldn't want to put fear in if mind of the public, but we would be up against it. you want more specialist officers. that is what my colleagues are saying, they want more specialist armed officers. cressida dick is she a copper‘s copper? specialist armed officers. cressida dick is she a copper's copper?” think so, i think met her before and i liked what she was saying, she is very positive and i think we have to give her a very positive and i think we have to give herafair very positive and i think we have to give her a fair crack of the whip. an interesting phrase, we will leave it there, thank you very much, ken marsh. some breaking news from the old bailey, we are hearing that trevor timom has been found not guilty of the murder of oliver
dea rlove. guilty of the murder of oliver dearlove. he has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. he killed the man because he was laughed at was the evidence in court. but he has been found not guilty of murder. we will bring you more on that later. the communities secretary, sajid javid, has told the commons there will be more support announced in the budget for companies which are facing steep business rates rises in england and wales. the government's come under strong pressure from its own mps to soften the impact for businesses which are set to lose out under the business rate revaluation. mrjavid said more needed to be done to make the system fairer. it is clear that more needs to be done to level the playing field and to make the system fairer. i'm working closely with my honourable friend the chancellor to determine how best to provide further support to businesses facing the steepest increases. we expect to be in a position to make an announcement at the time of the budget in just two week's time.
more help is to be given to support two million people affected by famine in south sudan, and neighbouring somalia. the government has promised another £200 million to provide basic supplies and care for those at risk. south sudan became a country six years ago — a civil war has been raging since 2013. our diplomatic correspondent james landale reports. in parts of war—torn south sudan, people are now dying of starvation. and famine has been officially declared. the un and charities say that somalia, yemen and north east nigeria are facing similar humanitarian crises with millions of people having no reliable access to food. there is fighting, there's violence going on on a large scale, which is having a devastating impact on the lives of ordinary people and particularly on families and children. crops are being destroyed, people are being uprooted and forced to flee and leave behind the crops and food that they would normally be dependent on. they're finding that the price of food that they want
to buy on the market is going up astronomically. and they simply cannot cope. so today the international development secretary priti patel is promising a new package of emergency aid to south sudan and somalia. she said there would be an extra £200 million made available this year. this would include emergency food and waterfor a million people in somalia and food assistance for 500,000 people in south sudan. and there would also be emergency health care and nutritional support for starving children in both countries. britain's leadership will basically mean that we will be saving lives, bringing vital assistance to people in desperate need, but also putting the call out to the international community to get them to step up, to galvanise their support so that we can have a strong international response to what quite frankly could be a devastating humanitarian crisis. miss patel said the international response so far had
been "inadequate". the world was "sleepwalking" towards catastrophe. and she calls for a faster, more effective humanitarian system. the problem is that these crises have been caused as much by conflict as by drought. no amount of aid will end the violence that has brought so much suffering to these countries. james landale, bbc news. unicef uk has warned that as many as half a million children are in imminent danger of death in south sudan and somalia, because of a lack of food. lily caprani, the deputy executive director of unicef is in our central london studio. in terms of international response and the uk response, what do you make of it? well it is fantastic to hear today that the secretary of state here in the uk is committing resources to get humanitarian supplies to communities. my
collea g u es supplies to communities. my colleagues from unicef have been warning that the level of food and security in south sudan meant we saw famine looming for some time and now we have officially entered famine. that means we have gone from familiar lips that means we have gone from familiarlips —— that means we have gone from familiar lips —— families not knowing where the next meal is coming from, to facing death. this is largely a man—made issue and largely about conflict and the worst thing for our colleagues on the ground, is because of the insecurity, we can't reach some of these children and we are calling on world leaders and parties to that conflict to make sure we can get unhindered humanitarian access as $0011 unhindered humanitarian access as 50011 as unhindered humanitarian access as soon as possible. it doesn't happen overnight, so why has it taken so long for people to realise the severity of this? it is true it has been an ignored emergency for a long time. some parts of world don't seem
to get people's attention. hopefully 110w to get people's attention. hopefully now the small silver lining about this announcement is we will focus the eyes of the world on this crisis before it gets worse. for the hundreds of thousands facing famine bgs we need to help them and halt famine so it doesn't spread to other parts and making sure that this underfunded emergency gets the donation and support it needs and agencies who can save lives can get access. you have been taking part in the home affairs committee hearing on migration, are we doing enough when it comes to bringing children out of these area and bringing them to the uk? well the world is facing a huge humanitarian crisis that is the leading to a lot of refugee movement, some coming to europe, but many are in parts of north africa. the uk government shows
international leadership that we should be proud of and spends its aid money well and helps children and familiarlips to aid money well and helps children and familiar lips to stay safe. but we are not doing enough for the children stranded in europe. there are thousands of uncompanied refugee children in the greek islands and italy who are very uncertain about their future and don't know what will happen and our ig best fear is they —— biggest fear it they could end up being trafficked or exploited if the uk and other countries don't do enough. thank you. footage has been released of the near miss with the actor harrison ford atjohn wayne airport. he narrowly missed an airliner with 110
people on board. coming up to 10 to 5. the headlines: the fiance of the children's author helen bailey is found guilty of murder, in what the police have described as a wicked crime. cressida dick is appointed as the new metropolitan police commissioner, becoming the first woman to run scotland yard. the brother of a british is fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in iraq says his family couldn't change his mind about 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. we canjoin we can join her we canjoin her now. i'm here in castle donington at the marks & spencer warehouse, this is where your online purchases come from. this was launched in 2013, this
warehouse, back then they said they wa nted warehouse, back then they said they wanted to hire more workers with disabilities. join me is spencer neil, how do you work in an environment like this? this is an absolutely huge warehouse, there is three chambers and five different floors, and we have 18 deaf collea g u es floors, and we have 18 deaf colleagues here. how they do that, if there is a fire alarm, we have a pager, so if there is a fire alarm, we have a pager, so all the deaf colleagues have a pager so pager, so all the deaf colleagues have a pager so we pager, so all the deaf colleagues have a pager so we know how to leave the building. but i have an interpreter for team briefs and health and safety meetings and training and that is for all the 18 deaf colleagues. it is wonderful. thank you. lots of people develop disabilities during their working life and that might come as an unexpected event in their life and
joining me is kate nash, what do you do if you're in that situation, what advice can you give to people? we would offer three types of advice. one is particularly somebody with a new diagnosis, is to become proficient and managing your own impairment, whether somebody has arthritis or a hearing impairment, what suits one person does not necessarily suit another. so understanding that is important. and network like mad. purple space is the network of disabled employees. so m&s and barclays are growing like topsy and being able to network with others who have gone through similar situations and can help you short cut the things that you might need, thatis cut the things that you might need, that is very important. network, know yourself, get the adjustments that you need. thank you. that is it from from me. i'm back in the studio
with you tomorrow. thank you. some break news concerning the the is fighter who carried out a suicide attack in iraq. controversy today about a one million pound payment from the british government after he was released from guantanamo bay. we have had a statement from his family, expressing sorrow at his death. they say they have not received any confirmation about the circumstances of his death. they say they're concerned circumstances of his death. they say they‘ re concerned about circumstances of his death. they say they're concerned about the distorted reports they have seen in the news and say the jamal they knew 2001 would not have become involved with a despicable so as is. they believe he was changed by the physical and mental cruelty and the
inhumane treatment he endured for two years at guantanamo bay. on his return he suffered nightmares, they said. he did not receive one million pounds in compensation, the family said that was a group compensation for a said that was a group compensation fora group of said that was a group compensation for a group of four people, including legal costs. the family have gone on to ask for privacy at what they say is a difficult time. you're watching bbc news. a full weather up date in a minute. it's the biggest night in british music — the brit awards. last year's ceremony was 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. our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba is on the red carpet outside the venue of the brits for us.
i'm joined by rag and bon man, who has won the critics‘ award. i‘m joined by rag and bon man, who has won the critics‘ award. how does it feel fopping other —— following other great names. i don't know, oom just going to keep doing what i‘m doing. i don‘t feel too much pressure. i just carry doing. i don‘t feel too much pressure. ijust carry on. your album outselling everything else in sight. were you expecting it to be so sight. were you expecting it to be so successful? no, not really. i had the sort of stats that people give you and say, we think you will do this and that, i was i don‘t know, i will be happy with half of what it did. the fact that it did what it did. the fact that it did what it did it yeah, incredible. what does it mean to you being here? were you a person who grew up watching the
brits and dreaming to win?” a person who grew up watching the brits and dreaming to win? i used to watch it all the time. but i never thought i would be here. it is a bit surreal for thought i would be here. it is a bit surrealfor me. so thought i would be here. it is a bit surreal for me. so forgive thought i would be here. it is a bit surrealfor me. so forgive me if i look a bit in shell shock. what about the pressure and there has been such expectation on you, does that affect you much? no, i don't feel no pressure. i carry on doing what i‘m doing. i don‘t feel like that weight on my shoulders, i feel happy. and who are you looking forward to seeing the most on stage tonight? probably 1975, i would like like to see them. i have never seen them before. rag and bone man thank you. the winner of the critics‘ choice award. the only artist what already knows he‘s winner. tonight there has been a thing over the last year, similar to the oscars, where
people complain that ethnic minorities were not renexted in the music —— reflected in the music and artists and one category, best british male, only one of the artists isn‘t from an ethnic minority and they hope that will make a big ditches. performance—wise, we have 1975 and little mix and katie perry will perform and one poignant moment is a special tribute to the singer and writer george mike michael who died near the end of 2016. now the weather. storm doris, it is not even a storm at this stage. it is out in the atlantic, it is a developing weather system. let‘s see where it is. it is kind of hidden at the
moment within this cloud. but look at this feature in the last frame, that s—shape, that is giving us an indication that the storm is starting to rotate and develop. so what will happen? just as it moves across the uk it is at its peak with the intense winds spiralling around this area of low pressure. two problems with this weather system, first is the snow. this is what is happening tonight, the rain arrives, affecting northern ireland, some western and central areas of uk and this is the centre of storm, but the winds are usually strongest to the south of the low. you can see the winds are heading in this direction. i have mentioned the snow, that is the main issue through the early hours in southern and central scotland. there is an amber warning. even through the lowlands and outside of glasgow and edinburgh could wake up to a good covering of snow and disruption. so don‘t be surprised if in scotland these are the scenes that we will get and the
storm will develop and as it moves into north—west england it is at its most intense. so what happens during the morning? the amber warning in force and this is where the worst of winds arrive. that orange air is up to 80mph gusts inland. it is more rare inland. and even through the thames valley a pasting as well. the worst of winds will be further north. these are the effects we may get. for some not a huge issue, but some could be seeing scenes similar to that. so the important message is stay tuned to the weather tomorrow and the storms are volatile. take note of forecast for the rest of today and into tomorrow. particularly if you‘re travelling across the more central area.
wherever you are, it is good to take note. that is it. today at five. the fiance of the children‘s author helen bailey, has been found guilty of her murder. ian stewart killed her at their home in hertfordshire last year, dumping the body in a cesspit. he stood to inherit her £4 million fortune. in court stewart was described as cruel and devious, and now detectives are re—examining the death of first wife. we‘ll have the latest. the other main stories on the bbc news at five. the supreme court rules that the government can set a minimum wage that british citizens must earn, before their foreign born husband or wife can live here. why wasn‘t this british is fighter monitored, after his release from guantanamo bay back to britain in 2004? he‘s now dead after a suicide attack in iraq. cressida dick has been appointed as the metropolitan