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today at 5.00. theresa may faces another defeat by peers over her plans to exit the eu. peers are debating whether to give parliament what's described as a meaningful vote on any brexit deal, and the result a little later today is expected to be close. it is absolutely vital for this house and the other place to have a say. this house is absolutely full of people who still haven't come to terms with the results of the referendum. downing street insists the prime minister is still on track to trigger those brexit negotiations by the end of march. we'll have the very latest from westminster with that debate entering its final stages. the other main stories on bbc news at 5. tomorrow's budget will provide extra money for new free schools in england, including grammars. but critics warn education funding is in deep crisis. criticism of facebook after a bbc investigation finds it is failing to remove sexualised images of children. the illegal trade in ivory has
taken a dramatic turn, with poachers slaughtering a rhino for its horn at a wildlife park in paris. a coroner has ruled that the singer george michael died of natural causes, including heart and liver disease. it's 5.00pm. a very good afternoon to you. our top story is that the government is facing another defeat in the house of lords over its plans for britain to leave the european union. peers are due to vote this evening on an amendment to the brexit bill, calling for parliament to be given a meaningful vote on any final deal.
our chief political correspondent vicki young is at westminster. the lords and ladies have been debating this throughout the day. how was it looking as far as they are concerned and the government is concerned? remember that have already inflicted a defeat on the government over the rights of the eu citizens and this has been debated already house of commons and their was heated debate but there was no damage, no defeat inflicted on the government. that is not the case in the house of lords and it looks again this evening as if they could be another defeat for the government. this time on the idea of parliament having a meaningful vote at the end of the process. once theresa may gets the best deal that she can from the eu and she comes back, they want there to be a vote in both houses of parliament. they don't wantjust in both houses of parliament. they don't want just be in both houses of parliament. they don't wantjust be rubber—stamping what she has got, the being dropping out without any deal at all. for
many peers, that's not a choice. they say it's all about democracy and it's perfectly right that parliament should have a say on the deal she comes back with. this is what lord heseltine had to say. everyone in this house knows that we how everyone in this house knows that we now face the most momentous peace time division of our time and this amendment, as the noble lord has so clearly set up, sick yours in law the government's commitment to another place to ensure that parliament is the ultimate custodian of our national sovereignty —— sick yours. it ensures that parliament has a critical role in the determining the future that we will bequeath to generations of young people and i'd urge your lordships to support the amendment. —— secures. to support the amendment. —— secures. he said there would need to
be regulations passed in order to disentangle the uk from the eu. he said the 48% of voters in the referendum who voted to remain in the eu deserved to be heard to that there are many others who feel that this is just there are many others who feel that this isjust a there are many others who feel that this is just a wheeze to try to block the result of that referendum and there with former tory cabinet ministers arguing amongst each other today in the house of lords. this was lord forsyth. i appreciate that lama was lord forsyth. i appreciate that i am a minority in this has notjust because i am a scottish tory, but because i am a scottish tory, but because i am a scottish tory, but because i support the views of the majority of people in this country. this house is absolutely full of people who still have not come to terms with the results of the referendum and this is a clever lawyers confection in order to reverse the result of the referendum. that's what this is about. his argument is that the vote
at the end of the process will effectively tie the hands of ministers because our eu partners would say, those ministers don't have any authority because, in the end, it can all be rejected by the british parliament, so after tonight, this bill will go back to the house of commons, where they will have to look again at what the lords has changed so that is the eu citizens idea first of all that their rights should be guaranteed now and possibly if there is another defeat tonight, this idea of a meaningful vote. we will have to see whether any tory mps are willing to change their minds and abstain or vote against the government. 0k, many thanks for that. if that vote is in the next hour or so, we will bring it to you here. mps have rejected a move which would have required councils in england to identify whether they have spare capacity to house unaccompanied child refugees. an amendment, defeated by 20 votes in the commons, would have forced the government to rethink its plans to limit the so—called dubs scheme to 350 children on top of those already accepted under other resettlement and asylum programmes.
£320 million will be set aside in tomorrow's budget for new school places in england. the money will help meet the costs of setting up more than a 100 schools, some of which could be grammars if theresa may succeeds in overturning the current ban on new selective schools. labour says the government is failing to address the current funding pressures faced by schools. the bbc‘s education correspondent gillian hargreaves is in our central london newsroom. some people would say the labour party has a point and this money will go to free schools tomorrow but the fact is, there are billions of pounds worth of cuts that schools have to face of the moment. yes, let me give you a few figures, so philip hammond has announced £320 million to go to new free schools and within those new grammar schools, but the
national audit office points at a £3 billion deficit, savings schools are going to have to make by 2020 across england. labour's point is that this looks like a nice little plump cherry on top of a cake that is ever dwindling and it simply won't do. they are against free schools and they say there are capacity problems in other schools that need hard cash and that hard cash is not forthcoming. y i think this announcement is important is not so much the size of the money offered, but theresa may is obviously sticking to their guns about more free schools and more grammar schools. for that they would have to overturn current legislation because labour introduced a law which said no new grammar schools could be created from 1997 onwards but when theresa may became prime minister she said she wanted to see more
grammar schools tailored to the 21st—ce ntu ry grammar schools tailored to the 21st—century so much more emphasis on helping clever, bright children. there could be a new test which would stop middle—class families paying for private tuition so their children would do well in the test and it's hoped the most able from the poorest homes would do better in a grammar school system than perhaps they would have done in comprehensive education but we will have to wait and see exactly what the fine detail about grammar school policy is. we have been promised a white paper which is the outline of legislation in the next few weeks but they have not given as a firm date yet. gillian, many thanks for that. with me is roger leighton, chief executive of partnership learning, an education trust that currently runs eight schools. is good to see you. thanks for coming in. eight schools: four academies and four free schools so what do you make of tomorrow's possible announcement?” what do you make of tomorrow's possible announcement? i have a foot in both camps so it's a mixed bag i'm a great supporter of the free
school movement, we were one of the first trusts to open them, we have two skills in bidding phase and whilst some free schools got bad press in the early years, nowadays the government are absolutely clear free schools are about replacing the need for school places so they are a really important part in the mix. but the impression the announcement tomorrow is giving for some people is that there is not enough emphasis on local authorities and the education system that already exists. that there is an overemphasis perhaps moving towards grammar schools and selective education. one is being prioritised over the other. surely both should be equal? i think the question of what should be done to create new school places quickly. we need thousands of school places, in most big urban areas in the country and free schools are a very quick simple way of doing it. whether you like it
or not, local authorities have lost a lot of resources over the last few yea rs a lot of resources over the last few years and haven't got many of the skill sets they need to set up new skills quickly any more. that academies need funding as well. we heard from gillian there. we know that a lot of cuts have got to be made as far as local education authorities are concerned. aren't you worried about being able to cater to the four academies you have as one of the free schools? when it comes to revenue it's exactly the same whether you are a free skill, an academy or a local education authority school, the funding mechanism is the same and that's the problem. we are all facing significant real term cuts, over the next few years and most independent observers say we are talking about 7% in real terms, and that's going to impact on quality in the classroom. 7% real terms cut at a time when we know that so many pa rents time when we know that so many parents across the country haven't been able to get their first choice
of school for their child. this is revenue, remember, so keep it separate from the capture. there's plenty of money in the capital. you should argue whether it's by local authorities or free schools but thousands of new places are needed and the problem remains, though, that we are still facing real term cuts across all schools on the day—to—day running costs. cuts across all schools on the day-to-day running costs. it's a real problem. should these cuts be coming in? should the government be reversing those cuts? look, the public purse is limited, we all know, and every part of the public sector is suffering, the nhs, social ca re etc. however, sector is suffering, the nhs, social care etc. however, we are in this new global world, post—brexit, we need to really, really complete and if we don't have high quality education we won't so we do need to think about that. ——, peter.
education we won't so we do need to think about that. --, peter. so your view ——, peter. complete. i'm notanti—grammar i'm not anti—grammar school. i'm notanti—grammarschool. i'm in favour of students who are academically inclined to get a higher quality academic education. but what the knock—on effects of those children who don't get into higher education? all of our secondary schools have a grammar school within the comprehensive school, for not against grouping stu d e nts school, for not against grouping students according to their attitude and ability. it works very well for us. and ability. it works very well for us. i think a mix and ability. it works very well for us. ithinka mix is and ability. it works very well for us. i think a mix is what is needed. they're awakes of dealing with high capable students in the school ‘s. thanks forjoining us. facebook has been strongly criticised after a bbc investigation found it is still failing to remove inappropriate and sexualised images of children. after a series of sexually suggestive pictures and comments were reported to the social networking site, more than 80% of them still remained online.
the nspcc described facebook‘s response as appalling. facebook says it takes the matter extremely seriously and is continuing to improve its system of removing such content. our correspondent angus crawford reports. the rules are simple. facebook says it removes nudity or sexually suggestive content. but our investigation last year found paedophiles using secret groups to swap obscene images of children. we informed the police, and this man was sent to prison forfour years. facebook told us it had improved its systems, so we put that to the test. but we still found sexualised pictures of children and obscene comments from men. in every single one of these images, there is a real child who is out there today at school probably, and they don't know that the image is being used in this way, and every time it is used and clicked on by a paedophile, that child is re—victimised. we reported 100 posts that we felt
broke facebook‘s own guidelines. only 18 were taken down. 82 images stayed up. they didn't breach "facebook‘s community standards". i find it very disturbing. i find that content unacceptable. i'm concerned that that's been brought to facebook‘s attention, and some of those images have not been dealt with and addressed. and this report, this investigation, it casts grave doubt on the effectiveness of the measures that facebook has in place. one former insider says moderation is a huge task. the biggest challenge is one of scale. no—one has policed a site as large as facebook. 1.8 billion people use facebook every month, meaning the company is effectively running the largest police force the world has seen. facebook asked us to send them examples of what we had
reported, so we did. the company then reported us to the police. facebook issued a statement saying... so where does this leave concerned parents? it sends a message that you can't trust facebook‘s methods. parents have told us they tried to raise an issue and got nowhere. it will reinforce their experience. but even now groups with inappropriate images and comments about children remain on facebook. questions about how the company moderates content won't go away. angus crawford, bbc news.
this is bbc news at 5.00. the headlines. theresa may faces another defeat in the lords, over her plans for brexit. peers are debating whether to give parliament a vote on any deal. tomorrow's budget will provide extra money for new free schools in england, including grammars.but critics warn education funding is in deep crisis. criticism of facebook, after a bbc investigation finds it is failing to remove sexualised images of children. manchester united's top scorer flatten ibrahim and which has been banned for three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct against a bournemouth player at the weekend. craig shakespeare will stay in charge of leicester city until it leaves the end of the season. he's won both his matches
since taking over from the sacked claudio ranieri and kevin pietersen has signed for surrey to play in the t20 has signed for surrey to play in the t 20 blast this summer. his first matches on july the 19th. i t 20 blast this summer. his first matches onjuly the 19th. i will be back with an update in 15 minutes. poachers have broken into a zoo near paris and shot dead a rhinoceros. they then used a chainsaw to steal one of his horns. the four—year—old white rhino called vince was killed at the thoiry zoo. it's believed to be the first time poachers have broken into a european zoo to kill a rhino for its horn. the african rhino's horn commands high prices on the black market, with about 100 killed every month in the wild. joining me now from amsterdam is david williams—mitchell from the european association of zoos and aquaria. it's good to see you. thanks for being with us. where you as shocked as many people i suspect were when they hit the news of this happening? of course, everybody working in the
european association of zoos was very shocked by this news, yes. highly unusual in europe? unprecedented, in fact, as far as we know, there's never been an attack like this in europe. 0k, we know that the numbers of animals killed in the wild for their ivory and their horns is over 100, every year. this is something that, clearly, is commanding a high price on the world market? absolutely, in fact the information that we have is that in south africa alone over 1000 animals we re south africa alone over 1000 animals were killed in the last year for the last two years, in the wild, for their horns. the information that we haveis their horns. the information that we have is that rino worden makes roughly 50,000 per kilo on the black market —— rhinoceros horn. roughly 50,000 per kilo on the black market -- rhinoceros horn. where does it actually go? we know it's an
important part of traditional east asian medicine and so we are assuming that the majority of it goes to vietnam and china particularly. 0k. basically, these criminals have got away with it so far. do you see this kind of thing happening again? our security measures are very good. and so, you know, it is unlikely that it would happen on a regular basis. having said that, when you have gangs breaking in who obviously armed and a very well organised... 0k, breaking in who obviously armed and a very well organised... ok, the line is breaking up a little bit. can use to hear me, david? a quick final question. no problem. this is incredibly sad that the white rhino isa incredibly sad that the white rhino is a conservation success and not long ago it was close to extinction.
at the end of the 19th century there we re at the end of the 19th century there were only 30 individuals left in the world and there are now over 20,000 so it's a huge success story but that shouldn't make is complacent in any way. these animals are being slaughtered at an alarming rate and that's unsustainable. it's a substance made of keratin, the same thing which makes up fingernails so it's a senseless trade in many ways in every way. 0k, we believe that there and apologies to the viewers for the line breaking up there. thanks forjoining us, david. a coroner has confirmed that george michael died of natural causes. the 53—year—old singer was found dead at his home in oxfordshire on christmas day. the coroner said there was no need for an inquest. david silva togas with me now. it's clear how he died but it took awhile to reach this conclusion. more than ten weeks, christmas day. george
michael, 53, was found dead. the circumstances at the time when suspicious but it's been a long process to reach this. the statement today violated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and a fatty liver. is essentially what we are talking about there is heart disease. the heart was enlarged, weakened, inflamed. there are many possible causes as to what's behind all of this false viral infections, previous illnesses, he had been near death with pneumonia five ago but of course, fatty liver, there could be multiple courses, lifestyle issues, drink, drugs, could certainly play a part. given all the stories which appeared in the press and social media over the last ten weeks back in one thing or another, it's absolutely clear now natural causes, there's no need for a full inquest. this has brought matters to a close
and, for the family, they can now finally have their funeral. indeed, 0k, finally have their funeral. indeed, ok, david, thank you. a british woman has been rescued by police in australia after allegedly being held against her will for more than two months. a 22—year—old man from queensland has been charged with several counts of rape and assault. police in queensland say they made the arrest when a car being driven by the woman was stopped for a routine check. our correspondent hywel griffith sent this report. moments before her ordeal would end, this footage shows the woman at the petrol station with a bruised face. she left without paying for her fuel. when the police pulled her over, they could tell something was wrong. she said for weeks she had been violently abused. the police say they found the man hiding in the boot. the pair met at a party in cairns, the violence started onjanuary 2nd. they travelled along the coast before finally being stopped
in the outback town of mitchell on march 5th, far from the usual backpacker routes. a lot of the areas where she would have been would have been unknown to her, and she wouldn't have known anyone there. it would have been difficult to make an escape and then to try and link up with people. from the information we have been provided, she had limited opportunity to do that. officers believe her passport was destroyed. the man has been charged with rape, assault and denial of liberty. in a state which hosts hundreds of thousands of backpackers, the case has caused real distress. you have to be careful, especially in the outback, no signal on your phone, you don't know where the next petrol station will be. the woman has spoken to her family
but may need to remain here to give more evidence so the police can piece together what she went through. some of the other stories making bbc news at 5.00. the former football coach barry bennell has been charged with eight further counts of non—recent child sexual abuse following an investigation by cheshire police. the 63—year—old is due to appear at south cheshire magistrates' court via video—link next monday to face the charges, which relate to two victims and are alleged to have taken place between 1980 and 1987. the supermarket chain budgens has announced it's closing around a third of its uk stores with the loss of more than 800 jobs. food retailer group, which owns the 3a stores, went into administration last month but no buyer has been found. the energy giant e.on says it will increase prices for gas and electricity customers by an average of 8.8% from next month. households who only use electricity will see a rise of 13.8% on average from next month.
e.on says it's the first such rise in three years and blamed government social and environmental schemes. iraqi forces say they have seized the main government building in the city centre and other key sites in mosul in a surprise attack on islamic state militants. the latest advance could pave the way for iraqi forces to launch an assault on the densely populated old city, where it's believed several thousand militants are among the remaining civilian population. richard galpin reports. backed by us air power, iraqi troops have fought their way into the heart of western mosul. elite troops spearheading the advance which began over night, apparently catching fighters of so—called islamic state by surprise. it's a symbolic move,
recapturing the badly damaged government complex and a branch of the central bank. mosul, iraq's second city, has been in the hands of islamic state for almost three years. but after government forces recaptured the eastern part of the city in january, they have have been advancing steadily into this, the western half. the key objective now — the old city, where is fighters are still holding out. in the intense fighting, government forces have also recaptured other symbolic buildings in the west, including the archaeological museum. two years ago, is militants filmed themselves destroying priceless artefacts from ancient civilisation, and they're believed to have stolen smaller pieces to help finance the caliphate they declared
in the region. with the iraqi security forces now apparently making significant gains in western mosul, the prime minister, haider al—abadi, came to visit the troops. he must now be hopeful that islamic state's grip on mosul is nearly at an end. so now those iraqi forces must push into the old city. the fighting there could be very difficult — the streets are particularly narrow. but they're not on their own. these are american troops on the ground, just 500 metres from the front line. and it is possible that with so much fire power soon to be concentrated on the old city, some islamic state fighters may try to escape. the new owner of vauxhall and opel
has been speaking to the bbc from the geneva motor show about the future of the plants in the uk. carlos tavres, the boss of psa says that plants are unlikely to close because they are busy. vauxhall is operating at 82% capacity. our business editor simon jack caught up with him earlier today. we're not talking about shutting it down because our capacity rate is 98%, much lower at vauxhall. it's 82%. first it's not a dramatic number. 82% is not a dramatic number but second, for many, many years, vauxhall could not export cars outside of europe. that was something general motors did not wa nt something general motors did not want them to do. psa is going to
unleash this potential and open the gates as soon as the vauxhall models are using the ip and they will be able to export, but if you want to export, you need to be cost competitive. your quality needs to be absolutely superb and your customers need to be confident hence the opportunity we have in front of us the opportunity we have in front of us is improved quality, improved costs, export, be more competitive together by sharing best practice. this is how we should look at things. the new boss at vauxhall and opel stay with us here on the bbc news channel. in the next half hour i'll be talking to the author patricia cornwell, about why she believes she's finally cracked the mystery of jack the ripper. time now for a look at the weather. it has gorgeous today. absolutely and temperatures heading up absolutely and temperatures heading up into the mild figures and it will continue for the rest of the week
with more sunshine on the way. rain is coming overnight tonight and it's already raining across parts of the far south—west of england, northern ireland, the west of scotland. not very much but as we go through the evening it will turn heavier and overnight it pushes east over all parts. snow for northern england and scotla nd parts. snow for northern england and scotland and the wind picking up as well. a mild night man last night, strong to gale force winds in northern scotland tomorrow with plenty of showers. plenty of rain in southern england, the midlands in south wales and in between the two, for southern scotland, northern ireland and northern england, the north midlands, mainly dry and a fairamount of north midlands, mainly dry and a fair amount of sunshine to come. it will feel very pleasant in the sunshine as a temperatures head up a few degrees compared to today. the mild feeling will continue for the rest of the week. at quite present—day to come for many of us on thursday but on friday, although it is still mild, plenty of cloud around over the weekend. it is going to be unsettled. more details before the top of the hour. this is bbc news at five.
the headlines. the house of lords is debating whether to give parliament what's described as "a meaningful vote" on any brexit deal, with the lords deeply divided. it is absolutely vital for this house and the other place to have a say. this house is absolutely full of people who still haven't come to terms with the results of the referendum. extra money will be provided for new free schools in england in tomorrow's budget, including grammars. but critics warn education funding is facing a deep crisis. facebook is criticised, after a bbc investigation found it's failing to remove sexualised images of children. the illegal trade in ivory has taken a dramatic turn, with poachers slaughtering a rhino for it's horn, at a wildlife park in paris. time for a bit of sports news. the
very latest. some breaking news regarding cycling and this ongoing probe into allegations of wrongdoing. the head of team sky has written to the department for culture, media and sport select committee regarding their enquiry into doping in sport and that mystery package sent to serve bradley wiggins and his doctor six yea rs bradley wiggins and his doctor six years ago after a race in france. he has responded to the allegation that the parcel contained a steroid that was ordinarily banned without a therapeutic use exemption but he has repeated his evidence that it was a legal decongestant that can be bought over the counter. in a lengthy document he said it should be made clear that as far as he understands, uk anti—doping's
extensive investigation has found no evidence whatsoever to substantiate the allegations that were made. he says that we remain confident that the allegation is false and that there has been no wrongdoing by team sky or its employees. it goes into a lot of detail, that document, which has been sent to the select committee, about how that decongestant was sent to doctor richard freeman after that. he says it was just decongestant that had been bought from germany, stored in manchester and delivered to serve bradley wiggins and his because they knew the exact amount of drugs that we re knew the exact amount of drugs that were in the decongestant and knew it would be legal. we will have more on this at half past six. football, arsenal will have to set a new champions league record if they are to reach the quarterfinals. no side has come back from four goals down
from the first leg to progress and they have to do that to get past bayern munich following their 5—1 thrashing. let us go live to the emirates. the gunners have got to go for it but you cannot really see them keeping out bayern munich at them keeping out bayern munich at the same time. in a word, no, it is not like they are coming into this match in good form, they have had four defeats insects. arsenal fans are ina four defeats insects. arsenal fans are in a familiar position and wondering if they can cling on to the top four. arsene wenger has famously done that in every one of his 20 seasons at the club but the reality is you could get better odds on the next james reality is you could get better odds on the nextjames bond being a woman than of arsenal overturning this 5—1 defeat to bayern munich and even arsene wenger said there is about a 296 arsene wenger said there is about a 2% chance but at least tonight, the game plan for the gunners is very clear indeed. the only advantage of
her situation is that we have not much choice, to have any hesitation. we have of course got to go for it and attack and go forward, with determination and flow and try to score goals. he spent most of the press co nfe re nce score goals. he spent most of the press conference yesterday denying there has been a bust up between the arsenal team and his star centre forward alexis sanchez, there was a public show of respect between the manager and sanchez shaking hands in front of the press but he had to deny there had been any kind of bus stop and there are strong reports, the bbc reporting along with other media outlets, that he left the training session before the liverpool game and was angrily confronted by his team—mates. he has one year left on his contract and he looks likely to leave during the summerand as looks likely to leave during the summer and as for the manager, that deal is on the table and some
arsenalfans will deal is on the table and some arsenal fans will march to the emirates saying he should not sign it, saying he needs to go but the reality, where will they look? jose mourinho, thejurgen reality, where will they look? jose mourinho, the jurgen klopp, reality, where will they look? jose mourinho, thejurgen klopp, pep guardiola are all taken. sometimes, you need to be careful what you wish for. better the devil you know for arsenalfans. for. better the devil you know for arsenal fans. slatter and abraham and fitch claimed that tyrone mains jumped into his elbow over the weekend, but the top scorer for manchester united has accepted an fa charge of violent conduct and he will be banned for three matches starting with the fa cup quarterfinal at chelsea. mings is appealing against the charge of stamping on him a couple of minutes earlier at old trafford. that is all the sport for now. plenty of it around, plenty to talk about at half past six but between now and then, why not look at the website? i will be back at half six. see you then. the cia in the united states has
refused to comment on thousands of documents released by the wikileaks website, purportedly from the agency's cyber—intelligence operations. a cia spokesperson wouldn't say whether the documents were authentic or discuss their contents. experts who've begun examining the papers say their first impression is that they're genuine and the leak will be a major embarrassment to the cia. with me is professor david stupples — expert in military intelligence analysis & electronic warfare research at city, university of london. it is good to see you. obviously, you have not been able to peruse all of these documents, do you suspect they are genuine? probably. they look very professional in the way that they have been developed at the titles of them would give me the impression that they are being developed by a security agency. this is from the cia centre for cyber intelligence. how on earth could it
have been hacked ? intelligence. how on earth could it have been hacked? was attacked? i doubt it. the cia systems are probably some of the best protected in the world. if you think about the amount that has been leaked, all this software will be an files all over their own systems, so to be able to hack in and find the files, assemble the files, download the files, before the cia systems have identified a penetration, is very unlikely. my view is that this is an insider. what they have done is they have been entrusted, they have collected the information together and loaded it to a flash drive and they have removed it whenever they want. that is my view, if it did come from there, that is how they would have got it out. and inside job, just like edward snowden? exactly. we have to trust our workers and if we then start to put in so many text that the workers can
be viewed in everything they do, then we fall foul of the human rights legislation and we can only put ina rights legislation and we can only put in a certain amount of security checks at a certain amount of betting. there's a cia would have bettered anyone, this was probably a contractor. this is the cia centre for cyber intelligence where this information seems to have come from. in the thousands of pages of documents, are details of how the cia actually spy effectively using computers and so on.|j cia actually spy effectively using computers and so on. i think that the public here would probably expect us to be able to wage information warfare. we are being attacked from all over the world, at the moment and we have to respond. you would think or the public would think it was very delinquent if we did not produce their software. they
are protecting their nation and the people and protecting their infrastructure except, yes, they will have better they will use it if necessary. they have to be able to get intelligence and who will attack the united states, who are these terrorists and when will the terrace and to the country and what are they doing? we do need it. the global release of this, clearly hugely damaging to the cia and its intelligence gathering capabilities. it is hugely damaging inasmuch as that all the intellectual property and design and special features that have gone into that software, because it is now known, it is a huge embarrassment. i am assuming this is the cia and now of course, the information is in the hands of terrorists or criminals and all those types of people that perhaps wa nt to those types of people that perhaps want to do damage to a country. we
are basically teaching them. is there are clearly a vetting issue now with the american security services and intelligence services, given that you suggest it is an inside job, given that you suggest it is an insidejob, like chelsea manning and mr snowden. mr snowden was quite different but one of the problems being is that weekend that people all we like but if we cut worse them into spying for us are getting information or blackmail or in fact, cause them some form of threat, then they may get this information. we do not know what type of threat these people were under. other people do it for money. this software has gone on to the deep web and has been made available to basically bad organisations. it has probably been done for money. thank you for
joining us. the chancellor philip hammond will be putting the finishing touches to his first budget this evening — ahead of tomorrow's delivery. so what can we expect? our correspondentjohn maguire has been to pontypool to find out what different age groups are hoping for. spring has sprung in south wales. time to take stock and time to look ahead to hopefully brighter days. so how are families coping here in pontypool? i teach, i love myjob. i used to actually work for the work programme up by here. i see a lot of people that they are managing, and i'm barely managing, and yet i'm working, and i think this is very, very unfair. where they try to put people back into work, but they don't make it very easy. the budget wishlist here includes more opportunities for the young, lower university costs and higher tax credits. as you say, both you and your wife
work and you very much need to work to make ends meet. my wife is the main earner, she is a social worker. she earns more than me, so i do part—time hours just to get by, really and save money on childcare. today we're talking to members of generation x, people born between 1966 and 1980, they could be at the peak of their career, bringing up children, but also are a group at risk of struggling with their pension payments. my parents are lucky enough to be retired now for over ten years, they have gone all over the world on my dad's retirement pension. i look at myself and i think — i'm not sure if i'm going to be able to do that. i really don't. when generation x was taking its first tentative steps, this town provided the most famous forwards in world rugby. three are here today, along with current players at a meet and greet in the town's indoor market, all aimed at drumming up extra business for the town centre.
pete says cheaper parking and lower business rates would help his business. people have less money in their pockets now. they are a bit more fussy about how they spend. they want value. there is a lot of competition in the food business as well, you know. it is not that straightforward. once these valleys were rammed full with heavy industry providing work for all. but for some of those who grew up in the ‘70s, ‘80s and even ‘90s, the past is like a foreign country where things were very different. so what will tomorrow's budget provide notjust for generation x's future but for those older and for those generations ahead? and tomorrow we'll bring you full coverage of philip hammond's first budget as chancellor across bbc television and radio and on our website at bbc.co.uk/budget. this is bbc news at five.
the headlines: theresa may faces another defeat in the lords, over her plans for brexit. peers are debating whether to give parliament a vote on any deal. tomorrow's budget will provide extra money for new free schools in england, including grammars. but critics warn education funding is in deep crisis. criticism of facebook, after a bbc investigation finds it is failing to remove sexualised images of children. jack the ripper is one of the country's most famous serial killers — yet the murderer‘s identity remains a mystery almost one hundred and thirty years on. the best selling novelist patricia cornwell has spent nearly 20 years — and a considerable part of her fortune — trying to solve the mystery of the of the killings in london's east end, in the late 19th century — and she thinks she's cracked it. her book portrait of a killer identified a famous british painter as the ripper. her new publication — ripper - the secret life of walter sickert — adds more forensic weight
to her theory. patricia cornwell is with me now. with me is patricia cornwell... it is great to have you here. how did you get involved in this whodunnit? it is all the fault of scotla nd whodunnit? it is all the fault of scotland yard but —— because they told me about walter sickert. i was touring their building and i met this legendary investigator who has since retired and he was the expert on the jack the ripper case in what was known at the time and he spent a couple of days with me and started tell me about it and i asked to the suspects were and he named the usual ones and said it was based on nothing, and i said is there any evidence left in the case and he said that the letters that jack the ripper wrote are the only thing and isaid ripper wrote are the only thing and i said forensics could look at those. he said if you're going to do that there is this guy called walter
sickert who was a painter and he has a lot of weird murder paintings and i have always been curious. i started looking into him. it did come from scotland yard. walter sickert‘s name has been floating around for about a0 years in connection with this case. you have to ask why. i can tell you a lot of reasons why. he was talking about the case way too much a long time ago. it is a giveaway but we also have paper evidence that matches his evidence with ripper letters and it is hard to dismiss walter sickert as someone is hard to dismiss walter sickert as someone who was writing letters to the media. threatening to kill public officials, bragging about killing children and cannibalism... these are not just killing children and cannibalism... these are notjust cute little letters but they have a lot of artistic media in it, drawings that have been identified as similar to his techniques. we start with the evidence in this case and i have had
experts who have dug up amazing records that have added information. iam the records that have added information. i am the ringleader who brings eve ryo ne i am the ringleader who brings everyone together on this. this is the second book you have written along these lines. some people might think that you're slightly obsessed. ijust did not finish think that you're slightly obsessed. i just did not finish what think that you're slightly obsessed. ijust did not finish what i started. that first book, i tell people not to read it, i tell them to read this one, this is the one i should have done. i did the first bookin should have done. i did the first book in 18 months and i had no idea i was starting something that was going to follow me and it probably will follow me for the rest of my life. i cannot get away from this case. information keeps coming and we are getting new stuff from people trying to contact us with tips. give me three damning pieces of evidence that say that it is walter sickert. the most damning is the of all, lifestyle, he had
three surgeries as a little boy in the early 18605 which three surgeries a5 a little boy in the early 18605 which would have subjected him to medical violence and traumatised tim, no telling what it did to him physically, we do not know exactly, it was a fistula in the lower areas. we do not know what. it is tea—time, we will but herfault. we what. it is tea—time, we will but her fault. we have letters, what. it is tea—time, we will but herfault. we have letters, three letters that he wrote and two letters that he wrote and two letters that he wrote and two letters that jack the ripper wrote, they came from a paper run of only 2a sheets. peter bauer who is the world's foremost paper analyst did all of the examination of the documents, and when you consider how many documents, and when you consider how ma ny letters documents, and when you consider how many letters must have been written at the time and disappeared, it is extraordinary that we are getting any matches at all with what is left with his stationery, and those from the ripper. he talked about it and he told people he was involved in the ripper case later on in his life. two different people, he told
the royal conspiracy story that he was helping at the royal family because of blackmail, all nonsense, but he had to keep talking about something that he could not really come out and say what he may have done exactly. he was obsessed with the case, he did a painting that depicts the very room he was living in at the time. there are so many things. it is really kind of sad, i am sorry it is sort of true in a way. you have spent a lot of money pursuing your theories on this and bought a lot of his art but you have now given them away. harvard and yale. the suggestion is that you used one of the pictures on a dna test. that is an urban legend? it is. we unpacked a painting in the crime lab because we wanted to see
if there were any fingerprints, not because we were going to do anything with the canvas. we thought about taking dna extracts, but i would have art conservatives do it. this painting that people thought i ripped up, i did not, it had dry rot. i did not destroy it. why did you not do it? there was no reason to punch a hole in it. you havejust spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on a painting, i meant why not do some kind of dna on it. you would have to have some reason to be looking for it, you would have to ta ke looking for it, you would have to take a needle... we have got the letters a nd take a needle... we have got the letters and you have got his pictures. we have done dna testing on the letters, that is the more appropriate source because if you are lucky you might get something on the back of the envelope. what would you match it to? we did dna of the ripper letters and dna of letters
from walter sickert and other letters who would have shared studio space because what have they are sharing a sponge? we did all of that and it is inclusionary, we got some things that were interesting are very contaminated and the technology has changed, we are not done with that. i am going to get leicester university to have a crack at it, they did the richard iii case. if they can find his skeleton in an underground car park, they should be able to work this out! it is the kind of thing that would nail this story once and for all, dna evidence. it could have made it even more conclusive that you could match his letters with letters from the ripper but the ha rd est letters from the ripper but the hardest thing is putting him at a crime scene. i would say he was there and committed these crimes and
he was also not in france all the time like some people say, i have proof that he was in london within 2a hours of elyse four of these murders, just the ones know about, or his whereabouts, i mean and that this man his own sketches with dates on them. it is a matter of looking at historical records and doing as much science as she can and you listen to what other experts have to say. have you been in touch with any of the relatives of the victims? no, because i do not know any of the relatives but that would be interesting. i just wonder what their thoughts would be on finally knowing. you should find out, you are the journalist. the last thing people call me is a journalist! i think you can find out anything you want. it would be interesting. i don't really know, that is a great idea. scotland yard, do they have any idea? i am seen john grieve very soon any idea? i am seen john grieve very soon and i will ask your question. tell him clive murray was asking. willie ever be able to lay this to rest? no, there will always be asking questions, there will always
be something new and to me it is a responsibility, do not start something you cannot finish it especially if you're going to accuse someone especially if you're going to accuse someone of a crime. i do not like doing that, pointing the finger at someone, doing that, pointing the finger at someone, it is really hard. but i have to, because i know the information that i have and i believe i am right about this. i do not know all the details of what happened, there is a lot to be found andi happened, there is a lot to be found and i hope people look, that is why i went to amazon and asked them to put it on a platform. it was 800 images, people can look at things and work on it. i want to hear what other people have to say. fascinating. it has been a pleasure having you in. good to talk to you. the cardwell there. the british rower katherine grainger has been made a dame by the queen this morning — in recognition of her outstanding career. she became britain's most decorated female olympic athlete during the rio games after winning 5 olympic medals over five consecutive games.
from buckingham palace, daniella relph reports. dame katherine jane grainger for services to sport and charity. being made a dame requires that something extra. katherine grainger was today honoured by the queen at buckingham palace for doing just that. no british female olympian has ever won as many medals as her, and those rowing medals were won over five consecretary sieve olympic games — sydney, athens, beijing, london and rio. dame katherine grainger won a medal at them all. most notably her gold at the london olympics. she was honoured today for her longevity, her passion and at times her sheer guts. to me, it is important for my services to sport but also to charity, because that has been crucially important in my life, but it is still... i don't know, it still takes a bit of getting used to. i'm used to aiming for medals and trying to achieve titles
in rowing, and this is one that, you know, you don't even dream of. although it is sinking in now that it has happened, i think it'll take a while to bed it in. charlotte dujardin is britain's most successful equestrian at the olympic games with three golds and one silver. this pairing brought dressage to audiences previously unaware of the precision and skill of this particular event. today, charlotte received her cbe from the queen, someone who shares her love of horses. oh, it is a massive honour, and a huge privilege to be receiving this award today and to be here amongst so many other incredible people as well, it is a really amazing day. these are two women honoured for their services to their individual sports, but they've also helped raise the profile of their event and, in doing so, have become two of britain's most successful olympians. katherine grainger has
vowed she won't be doing anything else in a boat. she has, though, retired once before. and allegro may have retired, too, but charlotte dujardin has her eye on the olympics with a new horse. many congratulations to them. time for a look at the weather. the uk finds itself in mild air for the rest of the week. temperatures at and above, mainly above normal for the time of the year. not a huge amount of sunshine by the time we get to friday but there will be a bit between now and then, overnight tonight, the story is all about rain pushing from the west to the east, heavy bursts, snow in the hills in england and scotland, the wind picking up, gales in north—west
scotla nd picking up, gales in north—west scotland later but milder than it was last night. temperatures up and down but a milder started the day tomorrow. i will take you on to the picture in the morning, plenty of showers in the north of scotland, strong to gale—force winds and some of those will be heavy, not many reaching the central belt, especially into the afternoon. northern ireland and northern england mainly dry but at the end of the day as well. the midlands faring well, but to the south of that, south wales, elsewhere in the midlands, and across the south of england, mainly cloudy and there
will be outbreaks of of rain, it will be outbreaks of of rain, it will dry will be outbreaks of of rain, it willdry up and will be outbreaks of of rain, it will dry up and then the rain will come through and it will stay breezily along the south coast. the wind is whether we'll be in the north of scotland. in the sunshine it will feel pleasant, temperatures are degree or so higher, some of us getting into double dry for a time then the spell of rain, it will dry up then the spell of rain, it will dry up and then the rain will come through and it will stay breezy along the south coast. the wind is whether we'll be in the north of scotland. in the sunshine it will feel pleasant, temperatures are degree or so higher, some of us getting into double it is windy and showery in the north of scotland, outbreaks of rain in south wales, elsewhere still dry, it looks as thursday begins but those showers will ease, the cloud does not have much rain of us in double elsewhere, a dry and bright and sunny day and temperatures for most of us in double still miles, unsettled at the weekend. that is the government is set for its second defeat in a week in the house of lords over brexit.
peers are expected to vote for mp5 to have more than just a yes or no say in the final brexit deal. we'll be looking at how embarrassing this is for the government and whether it's likely to make any difference to the final outcome. also tonight... money for new grammar schools in england is expected to be announced in tomorrow's budget. the car in which a british woman was found in australia having been held captive for two months — her alleged attacker hidden in the back. a bbc investigation finds facebook is failing to remove many sexualised images of children — even when alerted to them. a coroner says the singer george michael, found dead on christmas day, died of natural causes and we speak to human rights lawyer amal clooney about her bid to prosecute so—called islamic state for genocide. and coming up in sportday later in the hour on bbc news: