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theresa may refuses to be drawn on exactly what kind of trade relationship she wants with the eu. at the end of her trade visit to china, she insists she's the right woman to lead the country with the challenges ahead. i've served my country and i've served my party. i'm not a quitter. i'm in this because there is a job to be done here. theresa may is now flying back home. we'll be looking at the mounting criticism that awaits her back at westminster. also tonight... the man who drove into worshippers outside a mosque is sentenced to life, with a minimum of 43 yea rs. facing an uncertain future with prostate cancer, as it overtakes breast cancer as the third biggest cancer killer. the families fearful that local authorities can't look after their severely disabled children when they no longer can themselves. and a polar bear‘s eye view shows their struggle to find food on the shrinking arctic ice. coming up later on bbc news it's six nation sportsday,
as we look ahead to this year's championship. it all starts here tomorrow in cardiff, with wales against scotland. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the prime minister is under increasing pressure to be more specific about what she wants britain's future trade relationship with the eu to look like. theresa may is on her way back now from a trade visit to china and negotiations on brexit are due to resume with brussels on monday. mrs may said the uk should not face a choice between a free trade deal with the eu and striking deals with the rest of the world. she was speaking in shanghai to our political editor, laura kuenssberg. a few last glimpses, then to china a final wave goodbye. the prime minister on her way home,
business deals in britain's pocket, but she'll return to the next round of much bigger deal making. how, precisely, will she broker brexit, is she ready to decide? what's happened here is that we have seen the businesses that i've brought with me on this trip, signing deals which mean morejobs for people back in britain. that's good news for britain. it's global britain in action. but on top of doing business around the world, your party, the public, business, they want to know — do you favour a really close relationship with the european union once we're out or a dramatic break? what i favour is a deal, an arrangement for trading with the european union, which is going to be good for trade between the uk and the european union and good forjobs in britain. so there's a fundamental choice still here, isn't there? your chancellor has said he believes the changes might be very modest. one of your former brexit ministers, who's on your side, has said the government is yet to make clear choices and you're risking ending up with something that looks like meaningless waffle.
the point is that that deal, which many people said would not be done, was done. we got what we wanted, we ensured that we dealt with those issues in that first phase. now we start the negotiations for the second phase. images for the mays to treasure, perhaps, but there might not be much serenity when she's at home. the decision over whether to bind tightly to the eu after brexit or pull further apart is the line right down the middle of her party. her supporters believe she's the only person who can hold it together, but she's agonisingly pulled by detractors on both sides. if you are reluctant to explain your priority, your big choice... no, i'm not, laura... ...your big choice for what you want next, can you stay on? because people are asking you again and again to be clear about your priorities. how long can you stay on, do you believe? well, let's be very clear about this. i've set out what my vision is. i've set out and i've said to people that at every stage where we can fill in the detail,
we will do so, and that's exactly what i have been doing. do you want to be the tory leader at the next general election? well, i've been asked this question on a number of occasions. i've said very clearly throughout my political career, i've served my country and i've served my party. i'm not a quitter. i'm in this because there is a job to be done here, and that's delivering for the british people and doing that in a way that ensures the future prosperity of our country. but our viewers see day after day... global britain is a real vision for the united kingdom. but our viewers see day after day... i want the british people to see a government that is delivering for them around the world, and that's exactly what we're doing. prime minister, finally, if i may, our viewers see day after day the tory party fighting amongst itself, how do you reassert your authority? i am doing what the british people want, which is delivering on brexit, but also getting out around the world, ensuring that we bring jobs back to britain. companies will be selling more great british products to china as a result of this trip. they'll be more people injobs in the uk as a result of this trip.
that's global britain in action. number ten hopes it's by seeing and doing that the prime minister can re—establish control, but her and the country's hardest set of decisions will follow her around the globe. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, shanghai. joining me is our deputy political editor, john pienaar. theresa may is caught in something of a catch 22 when it comes to talking about britain's trade relationship with the eu post brexit. yes, she is. at the end of a very busy week, the impatience among conservative mps has grown so intense that it is calling mrs may's future as prime minister into question. some conservative mps sound a bit like angry fans of the struggling football team, wanting something, anything to give their side more purpose, more of a plan. but the impatient ones willjust have to go on waiting. the eu's chief negotiator is meeting the
brexit secretary in downing street next monday. there are more cabinet meetings to discuss strategy but no expectation of any big developments in the brexit plan, let alone a breakthrough capable of calming the party. it's very hard to imagine anything theresa may could do or say to calm the party. she's in a mess because she had said to little about the future after brexit, that with frustrated brexiteers on one side and angry remainers on the others, things could get worse. i imagine is no comfort to mrs may to know her party has form on this issue. we've never seen a party has form on this issue. we've never seen a conservative try minister under this kind of pressure over europe, except for the last prime minister and the one before that, and the one before that. john, thank you. the man who drove his van into muslim worshippers outside a mosque in north london has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 43 years in prison. darren osborne killed makram ali, who was 51, and injured 12 other people in the attack in finsbury park lastjune. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is at
woolwich crown court. the length of the sentence reflects the motive and that osborne intended to kill as many people as he could. yes, and of course it reflects this was a terrorist murder, one that was motivated by politics and religious hatred. thejudge remarking today hatred. the judge remarking today at how rapidly darren osborne was radicalised on the internet by people who claimed to be leaders, but in fact were determined to spread hate. darren osborne was seized at the scene of the finsbury park attack after ploughing his van into a group of muslims trying to kill as many as possible. just have a seat up there for us. convicted of murder and attempted murder yesterday, his 102 previous convictions for violence, dishonesty and drugs offences were outlined to the court today. as was the devastation caused to the family of makram ali, the man he murdered.
outside court, his daughter, with his tearful wife by her side, spoke of the family's love for him. he will never be forgotten. he will a lwa ys will never be forgotten. he will always stay in our hearts. his laughter will echo the walls of our home, his smile will be reflected in oui’ home, his smile will be reflected in our eyes and his memory will be alive in our conversations. darren osborne's absurd defence that a man called dave was driving during the attack was scorned by the judge. addressing him directly, mrsjustice cheema—grubb said an intelligent britishjury cheema—grubb said an intelligent british jury saw through your pathetic last—ditch attempt to deceive them. she then jailed him for life, saying the appropriate minimum term for this terrorist murder is 43 years, which means he can't be released until he is at least 90 years old. today, thejudge also least 90 years old. today, the judge also chose to
praise the imams who protected osborne after the attack. he said he had the strength to do the right thing under pressure, to respond to evil with good. daniel stanford, thing under pressure, to respond to evilwith good. daniel stanford, bbc news, at woolwich crown court. prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer to become the the third biggest cancer killer in the uk. according to new research, the number of men dying from the disease is now greater than the number of women who die from breast cancer. there are calls for more investment in research into prostate cancer to improve treatment and outcomes. our health correspondent dominic hughes has the details. prostate cancer does not discriminate. last year, keen runner tony collier discovered he had the disease while training for an ultramarathon. his diagnosis was late and he knows cancer will eventually take his life, so tony is using the time he has left to warn other men about the dangers. i think it's really important that people are aware of what the symptoms are, and i would actually urge men to talk to their doctors if they have any urinary issues at all.
my issue is that i didn't actually have any symptoms and they think i'd had the cancer for ten years beforehand. if; 17; :;:i1:.fnazu’sﬁﬂ'5§3s : that compares with just over 11,400 deaths in 2015 due to breast cancer. and while the proportion of people dying from prostate cancer, the mortality rate, has fallen over the past decade, down by 6%, the decline in deaths from breast cancer has been even greater, at more than 10%. prostate cancer haven't had as much investment and has therefore tended to lag behind. it's now time, realising it's the third biggest cancer killer, it is the most common cancer in men, it really is time to actually get behind this and to realise that we need to get on top of it now, because it's just going to become more common and it's actually going to kill more men if we aren't able to do that. one of the big areas of interest to researchers at hospitals, like the christie here in manchester, is the development
of a reliable way of screening for prostate cancer. there is a blood test that is available but it's a bit of a blunt tool and it can lead to further tests, like biopsies or uncomfortable physical examinations. it's better screening, faster diagnosis and improved treatments that have really played a big role in bringing down the overall number of cancer deaths. cancers of the lung and bowel remain the biggest killers, but even here there has been significant progress. improved treatments and years of research are now showing results. the more that we know about individual cancers, the more personalised we can make treatments, and that's where we think we can make real progress, in developing new treatments and helping more people survive. meanwhile, tony has joined those calling for increased funding for prostate research and the development of a reliable screening programme, so the gains seen in the fight against other cancers can be matched when combating the disease he knows will eventually claim his life too. dominic hughes, bbc news. a 51—year—old man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of two
schoolgirls in sussex more than thirty years ago. the bodies of nicola fellows and karen hadaway, both aged nine, were found in bushes at wild park near brighton in 1986. russell bishop, who appeared via video link from prison, will stand trial in october. 337 people who worked for the collapsed company carillion president trump says he has approved the river release of a report that cruises the fbi of irregularities into possible russian interference of the us election. he said the 4—page memo told a disgraceful story and that a lot of people should be ashamed of what it revealed. the fbi has already warned against publication of the document, saying it contains material inaccuracies. chaotic scenes in michigan at the sentencing of a former teen doctor of larry nassar, who's been found guilty of sexually found guilty of sexually
abusing girls in his care. standing alongside his three daughters who were preyed on by the doctor, their father asked for some time alone with nassar. i would ask you to, as part of the sentencing, to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon. ihave a... would you do that? that is not how... yes or no? no, sir, i can't do that. would you give me one minute? you know that i can't do that, that's not how our legal system... well, i'm going to... gasps stay down, stay down. the dramatic intervention brought nassar‘s final sentencing hearing to an abrupt halt. the judge said randall margraves would not be charged with contempt of court after he apologised for losing control. nassar has already been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison at an earlier hearing, after pleading guilty to sexually abusing girls. two weeks ago, 16 syrians, including several children, died trying to travel across the mountains from syria into lebanon. they used a route taken by thousands before them, but they were caught in an icy blizzard. only a few survived —
our middle east correspondent martin patience has been to meet one of them, a three year old girl. meet little sarah, just three years old. the black marks on her face are caused by frostbite. smugglers abandoned sarah during a blizzard as she was crossing the mountains from the war in syria tojoin her dad. she only survived because the man who dumped her was forced at gunpoint to go back and get her. but sarah's mum, big sister and granny all froze to death. now, in a lebanese hospital, sarah's dad watches over her day and night. translation: i do my best to be a mother and a father to sarah. i'll do everything i can to help her get over this. she's all i have now.
16 syrians died trying to reach safety that day. for the rescuers, it was the worst thing they'd ever seen. but there is some good news... a couple of days after first meeting sarah and her dad, we went to see them again. sarah's had an operation on herface. she's got her appetite back. her doctor says the surgery was a success. so you're hopeful there won't be too much scarring? yes, yes, i hope. that her face will be...? yes, will be normal, like a normal baby. fantastic, it will looked normal? yes. sarah's dad captured herfirst moment after the operation. she's got a long way to go, but she still smiling. martin patience, bbc news, lebanon. the time has just gone quarter past
six. our top story this evening: after her trade visit to china the prime minister comes under more pressure to spell out the uk's post—brexit future. coming up we are talking six nations by coming up we are talking six nations rugby in cardiff but is a scottish renaissance heading this way? coming up on sportsday on bbc news: can great britain find a way to conquer spain in the opening davis cup singles without andy murray and kyle edmund? families looking after sons and daughters with complex disabilities say they have no confidence in their local authority to look after their loved ones if they no longer can themselves. research by the disability charity, sense, suggests only one in three authorities know how many disabled adults are being cared for at home by their families. our disability news correspondent
nikki fox has been speaking to one mother about her concerns. are you ready? you're so close to them. you get scared to think that you can't look after them any more and what will happen if you're not around any more. it is a terrifying thought. lovely, look at you... inge is in her late 605. nice, strong walking. her daughter, noreen, is blind, quadriplegic and unable to speak. you're such a good darling girl. it's nikki, will you say hello? hi, noreen. lovely to meet you. she's 35. and although noreen has other family, no one can give her the same level of care as her mum. inge is terrified of a future when she'll no longer be there. the fear is that i'll not be prepared, that i haven't got somewhere for noreen where i think she might be happy. what if they leave her sitting in the corner? what if she is ignored, you know? if they don't meet her needs enough... it's a terrible thought, it really is.
it terrifies me. inge is not alone in feeling like this. today's survey by the charity sense shows an overwhelming lack of trust in local authorities to provide adequate care. it also says three quarters of family carers have no long—term plan in place for their loved ones. we're calling for greater emphasis on planning and more investment in social care, and i think we owe that to carers, for their peace of mind and for the disabled children and adults that they've supported all their lives. good quality care does exist, but it comes at a cost. at this specialist centre in yorkshire, it's not about looking after someone in the most basic way, it's about having the right support to live a happy and fulfilled life. i think that deserves a cup of tea, what do you think? i think it does. but with pressure on local authority budgets, can councils afford to provide quality care like this
for everyone who needs it? we're currently serving some 168,000 people with very profound disabilities. the growth in the number of people up to 2025 will be another 25%. that demands more resource. the government says carers are invaluable and it knows the social care system is under pressure. it says it's put in an extra £2 billion and plans to reform social care will be published this summer. you're very good at this, aren't you? inge is one of more than a million family carers over the age of 60. what matters to her is noreen's happiness, and, at the moment, that means looking after her daughter for as long as she possibly can. that is lovely, sweetheart. nikki fox, bbc news. 90 migrants are believed to have drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of libya. only three people are known to have survived. ten bodies have been recovered so far.
the un's migration agency says the number of people trying to cross the mediterranean to europe has gone up from last year. 337 people who worked for the collapsed company carillion are being made redundant. but the official receiver announced today that it had saved nine hundred and 19 jobs by transferring them to new companies who are taking over carillion's contracts. detectives investigating a fire at nottingham railway station last month have arrested a woman on suspicion of arson. the fire damaged the roof of the recently renovated building and caused severe disruption. police investigating the death of one of the most famous stars from the golden era of hollywood, natalie wood, back in 1981 have named her husband, the actor robert wagner, as a "person of interest". the actress was found dead after going missing from a yacht off the coast of california. our los angeles correspondent james cook reports. # i feel pretty
# i feel pretty # also pretty # also pretty # i feel pretty and witty and gay # in life natalie wood captivated the camera. in death mystery rangers. by the age of 25 she had three oscar nominations including one for this classic, rebel without a cause. but in 1981 on her body was found in a call off california's catalina island. she had been selling with her husband robert wagner, co—star christopher walken and the captain. i believe robert wagner was with her up i believe robert wagner was with her up until the moment she went into the water. originally the death was ruled an accident. natalie wood a lwa ys ruled an accident. natalie wood always said her greatest fear was of dark water. and yet that first official explanation for how she drowned off the coast here was that
she slept from the yacht as she tried to climb into an inflatable dinghy, alone in the middle of the night. 30 years on in 2011 the enquiry was reopened. any questions? is robert wagner a suspect? no. and now? i think it's suspicious enough to make us think something happened. i don't think she got in the water herself or fell in the water. as we have investigated the case of the last six years i think he is more of a person of interest. he was the last person with her before she disappeared. there was always talk ofa disappeared. there was always talk of a blazing argument between them on the night she disappeared. no witnesses on other boats have corroborated that story including a woman who says she saw the couple arguing. saw figures, male and female, whose voice is a recognised as being robert wagner and natalie wood. arguing at the back of the
boat. police say robert wagner has refused to speak to them since the case reopened. let's meet natalie's husband, ladies and gentlemen, robert wagner. now 87 years old he has always denied involvement in his wife's death. which despite these developments remains a mystery. rugby‘s six nations tournament is about to begin with hopes high in scotland that they have their best team in decades. defending champions england are playing in rome on sunday. but it all begins tomorrow in cardiff — joe wilson is there. 2:15pm for wales versus scotland here, if scotland and up lifting the trophy next month it will be some story, they have never won the six nations. what does it take to win in professional rugby? muscle and money, sure. but what about the soul of the sport? it is important in wales but it is in scotland as well,
so wales but it is in scotland as well, so let's go there. the scottish borders. this is working land. but embedded deep in this region's history — rugby. galashiels — one small borders town which has produced 46 scotland internationals. they fill the clubhouse walls. this man is better known by another pose. that's peter dods. commentator: peter dods, with this vital conversion kick... in 1984, scotland beat everyone. five nations grand slam. dods kicked the points. in the border culture we are fighters. you could put us into a dogfight and the strongest dog wins. i think that culture is still there. i think with gregor townsend being the coach now, he will bring that culture into the national team. gregor townsend. famous son of gala, now the coach of a resurgent scotland team. exciting, attacking, they've recently beaten australia twice. commentator: huw jones trying to make it... yet scotland do this with just two professional rugby clubs.
how? this is a good question. i believe being small has its advantages. it has its advantages in that you can recognise and identify players quicker that are maybe standing out. small means we can work together closer. well a coach can only pick players who are fit and injuries are everywhere. as wales completed their preparations here they can think of a dozen players they could have had in their squad, but they are out injured. against scotland, wales will have to be experimental. look closely at ireland and you'll spot some newer faces with the old ones. good mix, they start in france. england are defending champions. they play italy on sunday. here's a simple question. is it possible you could lose to italy? is that possible? well, no. because we'll be very well—prepa red and we'll be physical and will be brutal and we'll take it to them. back in gala, rugby has
returned to amateur status. training under lights after work for the love of it. the more this sport changes the more important that spirit seems. joe wilson, bbc news. it's a polar bear‘s eye view as you've never seen before. scientists working in the arctic have released video footage from high—tech tracking collars fitted to the bears. it's part of a study into how hard the bears have to work in order to find food. by collecting all the data together they've concluded that — on the diminishing arctic ice — the bears are struggling to catch enough prey to give them the energy they need. great pictures. time for a look at the weather. here's lucy martin staying cold as we move through the weekend, sunshine today but the cloud starting to increase already, through this evening and overnight
that will come in from the west courtesy of this weather front, the cloud increasing and some outbreaks of rain. where we have clearer skies that will allow temperatures to ball away, frost to form, cloud increasing, could fall as snow over the hills and potentialfor increasing, could fall as snow over the hills and potential for patches of ice where we see the rain. cold night to come, these are the temperatures in towns and cities but river lea it will be colder than that. a few patches of frost, it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the west and it will spread its way east as we move through the day. the rain increasingly becoming liked and patchy, the far south and east staying driest for longest. brightening up in the north and west as we move through the afternoon, temperatures struggling, maximum 5—6 and it will feel cooler than that in the wind. the weather front will be with us as we move through into sunday, it will work its way back towards the west but that does mean that for england and wales it will bea that for england and wales it will be a brisk north—easterly breeze.
cold start across the board on sunday, there will be a lot of dry and bright weather, good spells of sunshine, those developing in the west but with the north—easterly breeze there is the potential for wintry showers and south and east. temperatures not up to much again, maximum seven celsius. as we start the beginning of the next working week it will stay cold, and with that we will see some dry weather on monday but the next weather front moving from the north west does bring the potential to see some snow again by the time we get to tuesday. a reminder of our main story. after her trade visit to china the prime minister comes under more this is bbc news, our latest headlines: darren osborne, president trump has approved the release of a controversial memo thought to detail bias on the part of the fbi in its handling of the inquiry in to alleged russian meddling in the us election. darren osborne,
the man who drove a van into a crowd of muslim worshippers in north london, is sentenced to life in prison — with a minimum term of 43 years. the family of the man who died have spoken of their loss. ourfather, like the our father, like the victims of most terrorism, was entirely innocent. which makes his death in this violent way all the more hurtful. theresa may is under pressure to clarify what she hopes to achieve from the brexit negotiations. the prime minister insists she will deliver the deal that the british people want. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news.