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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. theresa may abandons plans to give mp5 3 vote on over—turning the ban on fox—hunting in this parliament. if happened, the messages we got the election, one of the clear messages we got was that people were concerned in a number of areas about what we were proposing. the prime minister will carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow. there are reports that up to six ministers could either lose theirjobs or be moved. some of the uk's largest retailers agree to stop selling acids and corrosive substances to customers under 18 years old. also in the next hour, plans to plant 50 million trees to create a northern forest between liverpool and hull. the government is providing nearly £6 million, with planting planned over the next 25 years. england face another defeat in the final ashes test after australia once again dominated on the fourth day in sydney. good morning and
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welcome to bbc news. theresa may will abandon plans for mps to get a vote on fox hunting before 2022 when the next general election is due to be held. in an interview on the bbc‘s andrew marr show, she confirmed she would be going back
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on the pledge she made in last year's manifesto. our political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. it has been illegal to set a pack of hounds on a fox for more than a decade in england and wales. instead, hunts have had to follow specially laid trails of scent. many conservatives and campaigners would like the hunting act to be scrapped to allow horses and hounds to go back to the way things were. but having lost the tories their parliamentary majority in last year's general election, theresa may's plans to give mps a vote on the issue were pushed back to 2019. now, in an attempt to improve her party's fortunes, the prime minister has gone one step further. one of the clear messages we got on a number of areas was when people are concerned about what we were proposing. just as we have looked at issues on school funding and tuition fees and housing, we are taking forward approaches in relation to that. on this issue of fox hunting, what i can say is that there will not be a vote during this parliament. for now, then, there is little chance the law on fox hunting will be changing any time soon. the prime minister is to carry out
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a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow. it's not known yet what changes and appointments theresa may will make, but it's being reported that several ministers could either lose theirjobs or be moved. a downing street source has described such stories as "pure speculation" and "guesswork". our political correspondent susana mendonca was here. downing street are making sure the speculation we are killing in the newspapers about various names is very much speculation and they are not confirming who is being moved. but we do know there will be a reshuffle. tomorrow, the more senior posts will be reshuffled and then on tuesday the more junior ministerial roles. the reason it is happening is essentially because damian green got
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sacked before christmas and that was over breaches of the ministerial code and not being upfront and honest about accusations around pawn being found on his computers. he obviously left that post and theresa may says she has to have this reshuffle. we're hearing greg clark might be moved. also just been dreaming. alsojust been dreaming. —— also just been dreaming. —— justin greening. in terms of the big posts, the home secretary, the chancellor, borisjohnson and david davis, we understand they will probably stay in their positions. one of the things theresa may has been encouraged to do is to promote some of the newer mps and some of the rising talent. they want to get people into some kind of ministerial roles. one to look out for i think
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is what happens withjeremy hunt. there is a lot of speculation because damian green has left and he was effectively deputy, perhaps jeremy hunt or chris grayling might fill that post. but of coursejeremy hunt is in the midst of the nhs winter crisis. so it might be a difficult move to justify. labour have already been making their views known. they are saying that ifjeremy hunt were to be promoted, that would be sending out the wrong message. we have not had a winter crisis for years and years. it is because of the cuts. we have not been able to
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put the legislation. the lions act blew apart the local decision, local planning. please apply comes out and makes an apology, a perfunctory apology but does not change the planned to get people off the trolleys in corridors, those elderly people in this freezing january, being treated in ambulances, there are no plans for them. the only plan is to promote this health secretary, they should demote him. if she promotes tomorrow it is a betrayal of 75,000 people. what about toby young who is the universities are. he is controversial because of the social media postings. it is alleged to have been obscene, sexist and misogynist. theresa may has been
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talking about that. toby young has been appointed to this newly established office of students which is meant to be the universities regulator and hold universities to account. lots of criticism from stu d e nts account. lots of criticism from students groups disappointed with him being appointed, somebody who is in the establishment of three schools. he is a writer and he has controversial views in some respects. since his appointment, people have been trawling through his social media and have found various things that have been deemed to be misogynist and also homophobic. he said people are out to get him. he says that does not reflect his views known. theresa may was asked about this on the andrew marshall and she made it clear she was not aware of it and was not happy about it, but toby young for the moment is staying that post. first of all, toby young has done exceedingly good work in relation to the schools. that is what led him to
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being appointed to the office for students. i was not aware about his comments when i was appointed and i am not impressed by those comments. he is now in public office and as i am part is i am concerned, if he continues to use that language, he would no longer be in public office. he has apologised and from your point of view that is enough? he has apologised but if he continues to use apologised but if he continues to use this sort of language then he would not be in public office. theresa may putting on notice, if we had any more of those tweets coming out, she could have a different view. that is not what she needs when she is trying to establish a new team. we will find out who will be in that. some of the uk's largest retailers have voluntarily agreed to stop selling acids and corrosive substances to customers under 18—years—old. ministers hope the measure will help stop the rise in attacks until new laws are considered by parliament. here's our home affairs correspondent, dominic casciani.
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the human cost of an acid attack. where's it hurting, mate, your eyes? police officers pour water over the victim lastjuly. thieves wanted the london delivery driver's moped. his helmet saved him from serious injury. police recorded more than 500 attacks involving corrosive substances in england and wales in the year to last april. officials think the true figure could be twice as high. ministers have launched an acid action plan to cut attacks. today the first part of that plan, a voluntary ban by diy chains, including b&q, on selling harmful chemicals to under—18s. waitrose and the co—op are also involved, agreeing to challenge underage customers, just like they would if they were buying alcohol. acid attacks are most horrific crimes, and what we want to do ’;§ 3:2; as
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it isn't just major retailers who are signing up to secure their shelves. the association representing hardware shops urging them to play their part as well. this one in london says the move is long overdue. definitely a good idea. we have always checked id for acid. same thing, if you go to a supermarket and you go to buy alcohol, you are asked for id. it should be the same thing here. this measure may be a stopgap. ministers want a full ban on sales to under—18s, and have asked parliament to create a new crime for carrying acid without a good reason. the former chief prosecutor spoke about the scale of acid attacks. the former chief prosecutor spoke about the scale of acid attackslj think about the scale of acid attacks.” think we had 400 attacks in the
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year. it can be estimated that there is double the gnat, some people don't report the attacks because they did not suffer any life changing injuries. it is a significant problem. london is the biggest city. there are more organised gangs there than anywhere else. that is why london suppers more than anywhere else in the country. it is now widespread. this is one way of tackling it. we need legislation. legislation takes a long time. one in five attacks by young people. this will impact on 195, four and five will not be affected. it is voluntary. there are no sanctions until we get legislation. there are no consequences if the company wants to sell it. hopefully they will abide by their own code. the other issue is online. and also education. manchester was done in chester. we
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had firearms reduced due to education. to make sure they did not have with them at any time. the similar with knife crime. we can do the same with acid. the cps issued guidance last year. it starts with imprisonment. you should be encouraged to send people to prison when found with these items but u nless when found with these items but unless the law changes saw this happens consistently, it will not have any impact. some breaking news from sweden. swedish police are saying that a man has been seriously injured after he picked up an object outside a tube station in stockholm and it exploded. an explosion outside a tube station in stockholm. one man seriously injured. he has been taken to hospital. the the police examination taking place at the scene. ambulances and police
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about the same. this is all we know and we'll bring you more information. more than thirty people are missing after an oil tanker caught fire after colliding with a cargo ship off the east coast of china. the tanker — which is registered in panama — was travelling from iran to south korea when it hit another vessel around 160 nautical miles off the coast of shanghai. the twenty—one chinese crew members of the cargo ship have all been rescued. president macron of france has laid a wreath at the offices in paris of the satirical magazine, charlie hebdo, to remember the victims of an islamist attack there three years ago today.
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12 people, including several cartoonists, died when two gunmen burst into an editorial meeting. the president also visited the plaque honouring a policeman who was shot dead outside as he rushed to the scene. in a short time m.macron willjoin commemorations at a jewish supermarket in the city where four hostages were killed by another islamist two days later. the german chancellor angela merkel‘s christian democrats are to begin five days of talks — to see whether they can form a coalition government with the social democrats. no new government has been formed since the election in september, when her party lost more than 60 parliamentary seats. ahead of the talks mrs merkel said she is ‘optimistic‘ a deal can be reached. our correspondent damian mcguinness is in berlin. she is optimistic. do you think they can do a deal? this will be and drawn out process. what comes out of that will be put to the social democrats centre—left party. if they accept to go to the next stage, the official coalition talks will begin. if all goes well, there could be a government in place by easter. so we are talking quite a long and drawn—out process. there has not been a full—time government in place since the election. this is the longest period in germany with a caretaker government. there is pressure building to form a government. party leaders have said they are keen and they want to form
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a government because they know the alternative would be either an unstable minority government or fresh elections which would draw this process out even longer. the problem is that party members and voters are less keen because over the last eight out of 12 years isa centre—left coalition and both sides have drifted to the middle. for party members, they have betrayed the ideological principles, so the tricky thing now the party leaders have to do is to somehow strike a deal, come to a compromise and persuade their grassroots that they have not betrayed their ideological values. theresa may is to abandon plans to give mpsa theresa may is to abandon plans to give mps a vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting in this parliament. the prime minister will carry out the cabinet reshuffle tomorrow with report several ministers could lose theirjobs or
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be moved. some of the biggest retailers and britain agreed to stop selling acid and corrosive su bsta nces to selling acid and corrosive substances to customers under 18. sport now, and time for a full round up from the bbc sport centre. they're heading for a 4—0 defeat. it has cooled considerably now, but this was a day of unforgiving heat. six wickets are needed but in reality only just one six wickets are needed but in reality onlyjust one wicket. shaun marsh went to 100. an emotional celebration with his brother mitchell marsh. he also got his
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100th. they hugged each other so much they forgot to run. he was bowled by tom curran next. budget is freed up the remaining australians to attack england. shaun marsh and tim paine added the moralising runs. 649-7 tim paine added the moralising runs. 649—7 before being put out of misery. england where 303 runs ahead. the temperature was claiming toa ahead. the temperature was claiming to a record high. mark stoneman, lbw to a record high. mark stoneman, lbw to mitchell starc for a duck. alistair cook bowled by nathan lane for ten. dawid malan was lbw to nathan lane. there was a prospect this could be over in former days. jonny bairstow and joe root battled ha rd jonny bairstow and joe root battled hard and got england through to the close. there is determination in the english side but this underlines the quality difference between these teams. the marsh brothers became the first
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brother since the war to score test centuries in the same innings. just to be out and to watch my brother, to be out and to watch my brother, to be out and to watch my brother, to be in the middle for his hundred and four him to be out there for mind, really nervous today. it is something we will look back on any few years. and cherish it. in many ways, the last few days have summed up ways, the last few days have summed up our truck. it has been exceptionally tough. we have come up against a team that played very good cricket. they have kept the pressure on us cricket. they have kept the pressure on us at all times. one thing we have talked about is making sure that we keep fighting and battling, and working as hard as we possibly can. three premier league teams will try to avoid the fate of stoke city, mark hughes was sacked after losing
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against coventry city. the only top—flight side that lost in lower league opposition so far. it has been a dark two decades for coventry city. financial turmoil and three relegations. this was a day that the clouds parted for the sky blues. jack grimmer. it is in. the shockis blues. jack grimmer. it is in. the shock is back on. a 2- winner for the fourth tier side but the joy brought down fall for mark hughes. this result meant the inevitable for the stoke city manager. when a premier league side goes out to a lower league side in the third round is news. it is not the jews we wanted to create. it has happened. in football then this can lead a bitter taste —— it is not the news we wanted. style is what defined manchester
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city this season. they are going for glory on all fronts. even after falling behind against burnley, the comeback was coming. sergio aguero, two into mcmanus have turned the tie around. manchester city the giants no one wants to take on. there was clearly a n u pset no one wants to take on. there was clearly an upset at bournemouth. wigan won the cup five years ago and are now in the third tier. they led 2-0 are now in the third tier. they led 2—0 before things slipped away. bournemouth battled back to force a replay. extra games at this time of year can feel like a headache. the linesman at aston villa did a cover and so did the underdog. from one goal down, peterborough battled back to win 3—1. this was a january day for the blues in the cup and proof that the magic still matters. shrewsbury town against west ham
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united is live on bbc one. the early kick—off, the first match of the day, just 40 minutes away, newport cou nty day, just 40 minutes away, newport county against leeds united. it is on bbc one in wales. plans to create a new northern forest stretching from liverpool to hull have been announced by the government. it's providing £5.7 million to increase tree cover along a belt spanning manchester, leeds and bradford. the woodland trust is running the project, which will cost £500 million over 25 years. most of that money will need to be raised by the charity itself. our correspondent roger harrabin has more. the bare hills of the north.
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one of the most denuded parts of a country which itself has less woodland than almost anywhere in europe. the land stripped over centuries fortimberand farming, scarred by industry, overgrazed by sheep farming. at smithils near manchester, things will be different. planting has begun for what will be known as the northern forest. we think the northern forest will be a pathfinder for extending forest and woodland right across country. we think trees and woods can add value in many different landscapes. we just want to do it here first and do it big. it isn't really a forest. the project will create new woods near towns, and plant river valleys liable to flooding. but money is tight, and many of these hills will look just as bleak in 25 years. what's more, the woodland trust expects some of their cash to come from environmental funds linked to the hs2 rail line. this is the supreme irony is that the government is giving with one hand and taking with the other, and i'm referring
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to the route of h52. north of birmingham, to manchester, threatening ancient woodlands. why can't the government give with both hands and stop threatening ancient forests? here is what some ambitious planting can do. this is the national forest in the midlands. begun in the 1990s, now delighting local people. acorns grow. it was one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of modern times. in 2003 the complete genetic code of a human being, the genome, was published. by the end of this year, it's hoped this code will help thousands of nhs patients who have rare diseases and unexplained conditions. this wouldn't have been possible without families taking part in the ‘genome project'.
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ben schofield went to meet one of them. that this is you are into beta. for 19 years, doctors treating the symptoms of alec matters without knowing what caused them. genetic test proved it was not a genetic conditions. alex attwood aid operations. every times he went to see a doctor or paediatrician, it was always something else that was wrong. he had a skin condition, then his vision, and his feeding. you just need to know the answer. and as a parent, you want to know what is wrong with your child. this is the letter i got in march telling me about your diagnosis. it was only by reading and the courting alex's entire genetic code known as is genome, that finally gave a diagnosis, delivered in a letter last month. i remember opening act and crying, knowing that they had actually got the diagnosis. i could
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not believe that this letter appeared in the post. for mum, relief and certainty. for alex, a more modest response. it has been a big journey. it is part of my life. i don't think about it mostly. he might not think about it much but alex helped lead the way for potentially thousands of other patients to solve the mystery is behavioural symptoms. this is where those mysteries are being solved, the laboratory in where scientist sequenced his genome. it is is unique genetic code more than 3 billion let us long that has revealed he has leopard syndrome. scientists here are almost halfway towards the target of sequencing 100,000 genomes and will meet that target by the end of the year. it is hoped that thousands of other patients with rear diseases will get the diagnosis they have been looking
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for. it could hold the answers to curing hundreds of illnesses...m is 15 years since scientists completed the first human genome professor hubbard appearing on bbc. it is an exciting field. 15 years after the sequenced the first genome, we can apply directly in the nhs. as well as diagnosing rear diseases, knowledge of the genome helped develop personalised medicine, treatments tailored to patients rather than generic diseases. we all are slightly different and lots of that information is encoded in the genes. by information is encoded in the genes. by looking at your genome, in the future we will be able to work out what is the most appropriate treatment for you. alex has leopard syndrome's tell—tale freckles and a host of complications affecting his
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heart and other organs. diagnosis does not mean that you new treatment but he and his family start 2018 better equipped than ever to manage his condition. let us check out the weather. for the northern isles, outbreaks of the brain. it will be called. barely above freezing in some parts of scotland. high pressure still with us. scotland. high pressure still with us. light winds across the northern areas. more gps across the south football cloud. temperatures will be held above freezing but farther north it will be widespread frost.
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it takes us into monday morning. cold and frosty start. plenty of sunshine. the cloud across the south will move north during the day. good portions of england and wales will be pretty grey and damp. it will feel called because of the easterly wind. you are watching bbc news, the latest headlines: theresa may is to abandon plans to give mps a vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting in this parliament, going back on the pledge she made in last year's ma nifesto. the pledge she made in last year's manifesto. the prime minister is to carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow, amid reports that several ministers could be sacked or move. some of britain's biggest retailers, including b&q, wickes, morrisons and the co—op, agreed to stop selling acids and corrosive substances to customers under the age of 18. now on bbc news, it's time for dateline london. hello and a very warm welcome
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to dateline london, i'mjane hill. this week we look at the situation in iran after protests in many cities and we ask is president trump damaged by his former chief
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