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you're watching bbc news at nine — the headlines this morning... after the stabbing of four people in the capital this weekend, london's mayor warns it could take a decade to tackle knife crime. to really make significant progress can take up to ten years, a generation. children in primary school — in primary school — are thinking not only is it ok to carry a knife, but it gives them a sense of belonging joining a criminal gang. the united states imposes its "toughest ever" sanctions against iran — they will hit oil exports, shipping and banks. a pay rise for some 180,000 workers: companies signed up to the real living wage agree to pay staff £9 an hour from today. the eu says it's 50—50 that a deal on the irish border will be struck — as brexit negotiations enter the final phase. preventing illness will become the key focus of the nhs in england in a bid to extend the nation's life expectancy by five years. bins collected once a month in one
county in north wales — the council say it will save money and boost recycling, but residents are not happy. and in sport, an inspired raheem sterling puts manchester city back at the top of the premier league as they beat southampton — we'll have more on that in our sports bulletin. good morning and welcome to bbc news at nine. to the bbc news at nine, part of a new morning schedule here on the bbc news channel and bbc two. victoria derbyshire is now at 10 o'clock every weekday morning. i'm rebecca jones — our top story today at nine... the mayor of london, sadiq khan, has warned it could take up to ten years or even a generation
to make progress in tackling the problem of violent crime in london. his comments come after a recent spike in murders in the capital, with four fatal stabbings since last wednesday. two men have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 22—year—old man to death in south east london, yesterday. on friday, a 17—year—old was fatally stabbed outside a tube station, and a 15—year—old was killed on wednesday in what police are describing as a "premeditated" attack. yesterday's stabbing is the fourth in less than a week. the latest victim was the 116th person to be murdered in the capital this year. this morning, the mayor of london, sadiq khan, told the today programme he stands by his comments that london is one of the safest cities in the world, but accepts there is a problem. what's not acceptable is the increase in violent crime in our city.
actually, it's been going up since 2014 notjust in london, but across england and wales. the steps that we're taking, we've got fewer than 30,000 officers, but the steps we're taking with fewer officers working collegiately with councils, with the nhs, with social services, with education and with the government, gives me confidence that we're going to solve this problem of the increase in violent crime. it will take some time. the reason why i know it will take some time is because of the lessons we've learned from places like glasgow in scotland, where it took them some time to turn this thing around. in london over the last eight years, we've lost more than 3,000 police officers. we've lost more than 3,000 community support officers, and on top of both those things, we lost more than 5,000 staff. additionally, we've had more than 30 youth centres closed down and more than 13,000 places for young people closed down, so that's the context. and the home office minister victoria atkins denied that the increase in violent crime was related to falling police numbers: the claim about police numbers isn't
supported by the evidence of previous spikes in serious violence. for example, in the late 20005, there was a similar 5pike for example, in the late 20005, there was a similar spike in violence, and there were many more police officers on the streets then. when i speak to the victims of crime and to their families, they are not talking about police numbers. they wa nt to talking about police numbers. they want to stop our young people getting involved in violence in the first place. us sanctions on iran have been reinstated in a measure described by president trump a5 the "toughest ever". the sanctions — which target iran's oil sales and banking sector — are being introduced following america's withdrawal from the international nuclear deal agreed in 2015. washington says it's trying to stop what it calls tehran‘5 destructive behaviour across the middle east. well, let's cross to beirut now,
where we can get the latest from our middle east correspondent martin patience. why are these sanctions being reintroduced now? it's interesting because every country that signed up to that iranian nuclear deal says that iran hasn't broken the terms of the agreement. so washington is saying that iran needs to change its behaviour. its contention is that after this nuclear deal was signed, iran gota after this nuclear deal was signed, iran got a lot more cash and it has then used that cash to spread its influence acro55 then used that cash to spread its influence across the region are supporting militias in iraq and syria a5 supporting militias in iraq and syria as well as here in lebanon, a5 well as ties to the houthi rebels in yemen. and that, according to donald trump, i5 terrorism. so he says that in orderfor trump, i5 terrorism. so he says that in order for iran trump, i5 terrorism. so he says that in orderfor iran to get trump, i5 terrorism. so he says that in order for iran to get these sanctions lifted, it will need to
change its behaviour. what has been the reaction in iran? a real mood of defiance in iran. iran's 5upreme leader came out and said the sanctions will not work. iran is a country that has been resilient over the past few decades when it comes to sanctions. but there is no getting away from it. these sanctions are going to bite. they are already biting. there have been prote5t5 are already biting. there have been protests in iran over high inflation and ordinary iranians are going to feel the heat. it appears that donald trump wants to pressure the iranian regime into changing its behaviour. he thinks they will perhaps cave in and renegotiate another deal. that appears unlikely for now. he also perhaps, although he has not stated this publicly, he might be hoping that under these economic pre55ures, might be hoping that under these economic pressures, the regime may collapse. but again, that is unlikely. the reason for that is that as soon as another country
slaps sanctions on your country, it tend5 slaps sanctions on your country, it tends to have a unifying effect. but it will be very economically painful for ordinary iranians. martin patients, many thanks. so what might be the implications of this move for international trade? our business pre5enter, dominic 0'connell is here. can you give us a sense of what companie5 can you give us a sense of what companies and even individuals might be affected by this? there are two phases. the first wave of sanctions will apply to aviation and transportation companie5. will apply to aviation and transportation companies. this set of sanctions i5 transportation companies. this set of sanctions is more important, oral and banking. the big effect on the global economy will be on the oil price. in the road the sanctions, people got very worried about iranian supply coming out of the global market. the price of brent crude has been as high as $85 a barrel a couple of weeks ago. now it has come back down to 72, because there is a way out of these sanctions for iran. eight countries will be announcing trade. we will
find out later today which countrie5. find out later today which countries. we are pretty sure about the main ones, south korea, india, turkey and china. so iran will still have money coming in from oil exports. not as much as it had, but that explains why the oil price has fallen back down. so why are eight countries doing this? because it is a political game. america wants to punish iran, but it also has to keep its allies on site. it doesn't want to hurt countries like turkey, india, south korea and japan, who it i5 india, south korea and japan, who it is brewing over other big international diplomatic problems. so they are betting that they will have done enough with the sanctions to put pressure on the iranian regime, but not so much that it will punish theirfriends regime, but not so much that it will punish their friends elsewhere.“ you are a western country, do you ri5k you are a western country, do you risk being penalised by the united states if you carry on trading with iran? yes. the big punishment is that if you fall foul of sanctions if you are a company, the big sanction that the americans have is
that you would be excluded from the us banking system. if you are a multinational company and you can't clear us dollars, you are kind of out of business. so that is the big threat, that you will be excluded from the us banking system. europe doesn't want these sanctions to take effect on european companies. and it i5 bizarrely illegal for a effect on european companies. and it i5 bizarrely illegalfor a european company to comply with these sanctions. so european companies have an awful choice to make between falling foul of america and falling foul of europe. in the short term, that between the rock and a hard place, the american rock is harder. dominic, thank5. tho5e lucky enough to work for an employer who has voluntarily signed up to the scheme known as the "real living wage" are set for a 2.8% pay rise this week. for the first time, they will receive £9 an hour. that's substantially higher than the legally—binding "national living wage" of £7.83 per hour. 0ur correspondent joe miller explains. wages are growing faster than the cost of basic good5
and unemployment has gone down. but the living wage foundation says one in five of us are still earning less than is needed to make ends meet. i have to look better at things, the prices, and go for what i can really afford, like, meat—wise, beef is out of the question. the boss says he can't afford to give staff a raise without increasing prices. and almost 5,000 businesses already are paying more than they have to by law, and are committed to a rate set from today, that rate goes up by 35p an hour to £10.55 in london, and by 25p an hour to £9 in the rest of the uk. the government's minimum wage won't reach those levels for at least three years. this year, we have seen private rental costs go up, council tax go up, public transport has got more expensive,
and the basic price of the basic goods that you buy in the supermarket shop has also gone up. all of that has come together to mean that people need more this year to meet the basic cost of living. big firms like ikea, google and hsbc pay the living wage, but the charity says more private companies and even public sector organisations need to come on board. critics say this could mean even less money for cash—strapped council services. one of the companies signed up to the "real living wage" is cosmetics brand lush, and their chief finance officer kim coles is here now. what have been the benefits for your company of signing up to this? the reason we did this in the first place was because it was the right thing to do. everything we do at lush, we try to be as ethical as we
can, from sourcing materials to paying taxes, and paying our staff fairly was the driver for doing this. we have seen benefits from the staff, who say they can afford to eat properly. you feel the benefits of what it is doing for them personally. for us, it is knowing we are doing the right thing and having are doing the right thing and having a benchmark that is an ethical one on the rate of pay. it has taken the angst out of knowing how much to pat’- angst out of knowing how much to pay. we used to pay 25p above the minimum wage, but we never really knew that that was enough, so it is helpful to have somebody calculate for you what a real living wage is. now we have got brexit, we have struggled to keep hold of good staff, so being able to pay a competitive rate has helped us. we have also seen a slight reduction in the turnover of staff. because we have to train our staff, we don't have to train our staff, we don't have packaging and when customers come into our shops, they need to know what they are buying and what it does for them. so having a
workforce that is well—trained is a key pa rt, workforce that is well—trained is a key part, so it has helped with our training costs as well. you have 4700 training costs as well. you have a700 staff in the uk. you have talked about some of the benefits and doing the right thing, but there must have been costs for the business. financially, in the first year the cost was an extra £6 million. so it was a major investment for us and we were already paying above the government living wage. we did talk from a finance point of view about whether to stagger it ought to take it over a few years. but one of the benefits of being a privately owned business is that you can take the longer term view. we don't have shareholders who wa nt view. we don't have shareholders who want the maximum amount of profit on the bottom line. we knew it would be a hit in the first year of doing it, but it was the right thing to do and we enjoyed periods of growth when we could afford to do it. but in the longer term, how do you recoup the costs ? longer term, how do you recoup the costs? are they passed on to customers? they can't be passed on to customers straightaway, so it's a slow process. a lot of what we spend
our money on in terms of the quality of materials and the ethical sourcing we have, our customers know that that is what we are about. they know that we pay our taxes. so ultimately, it gets built into the cost of running the business, but it will not be passed on straightaway. it is part of doing the right thing. thanks for coming in. the headlines on bbc news... london's mayor warns that it could take a generation to turn the tide on knife crime in the capital — after four pepole were stabbed over the weekend. iran's president declares his country will continue selling its oil — breaking the sanctions reimposed by the united states. around 180,000 people are to receive a pay rise today, as the real living wage increases to £9 an hour. in sport, manchester city are back on top of the premier league. raheem sterling was the star as they
hammered southampton 6—1 to move two points clear of second placed chelsea, who also won. get ready to see wayne rooney in an england shirt again. he is coming out of international retirement and will play his 120th game for england against the united states later this month. it is a one—off in support of his foundation. an 0wen farrell is free to play against new zealand at the weekend. it's after he avoided further punishment for this big tackle as england beat south africa in the first autumn international. i will be back with more on those stories in halfan be back with more on those stories in half an hour. there are reports this morning that eu officials have put the chances of a brexit deal on the irish border which will be acceptable to ministers and parliament at "50/50". the uk and the eu both want to avoid a "hard border" — which would mean physical checks or infrastructure between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, but cannot agree how. let's go live to brussels to speak
to our reporter adam fleming. this 50-50 this 50—50 chance, who is saying this? that is a diplomatic sports who was speaking to the guardian newspaper. i have not had exactly the same message given to me, but last week there was a briefing from eu negotiators to ambassadors in brussels about the progress in the brexit talks. if you speak to half the people from that meeting, they say things are not looking great because there has been no progress on the irish border issue and there has to be progress on that to make progress in the whole process. and half the people are saying it is not going that badly, and the eu is now at least seriously considering the uk's alternative proposal of a uk—wide customs arrangements to deal with the irish border issue, so maybe things are not that bad. so thatis maybe things are not that bad. so that is how i get to my own 50—50 figure! the big sticking point, as
you say, is with northern ireland. so what are the options available to try and get that over the line? we think there are three options on the table to go into the brexit treaty, the withdrawal agreement, the legally binding divorce document. 0ption number one, and this is in no particular order, would be a northern ireland only solution. so northern ireland only solution. so northern ireland only solution. so northern ireland would stay in the customs union and aspects of the single market necessary to keep cross—border trade going as it does now. 0ption number two is the uk's alternative, a temporary customs arrangement between the whole of the uk and eu, which the uk thinks would to solve the problem that you need to solve the problem that you need to do stuff about rules and regulations alongside it as well. and option three would be extending the transition or implementation period, the period that will go from brexit bay next year until the end of december 2020, when things will
stay broadly the same, but but the uk were not have a seat at the eu top table. there are issues with all three options, so what is going on now is ironing out all those issues for those three options so they can go into the brexit treaty. it is worth reminding ourselves that the uk does not want option one, the northern ireland only option, in the treaty at all. the eu says it have to be in there. that is the massive stumbling block at the moment. we will talk again! thank you. the former foreign secretary, borisjohnson, has made a renewed attack on the prime minister's brexit strategy. in an article for the sun, he says he fears the deal that will be considered at a cabinet meeting tomorrow is "an absolute stinker". 0ur political correspondent iain watsonjoins me now from westminster. what do you make of borisjohnson's intervention at this point in the language he has used? it was the usual borisjohnson rhetoric, some of it amusing. he said the priming
is the's christmas present is good old—fashioned brussels fudge. he said any deal along those lines would be appalling and he raised the prospect of britain being in vassalage to the eu. the slight flaw in borisjohnson's article for the # newspaper is that he is attacking a deal which the minister has not done. and she is not going to be presenting a deal to the cabinet tomorrow. there will of course be a discussion on progress with the european union. there will be a discussion on how far away britain will be from a deal and whether there could be a special summit or not. and also an update on no deal preparations as well. but there is not a blueprint of a deal to be presented to the cabinet for rubber—stamping. so boris johnson presented to the cabinet for rubber—stamping. so borisjohnson is attacking something which does not exist, and that is a crucial point. not only does the deal not exist, but i am being told by people inside number ten that it is a deal that the prime minister would not do. so
going back to what adam fleming was saying in brussels, they want a uk—wide solution to be agreed so that the whole of the uk stays in the customs arrangement with the european union. the prime minister is insisting that that will be temporary and what borisjohnson is denouncing is something that would be permanent. nonetheless, because the prime minister is insisting that it is temporary, that is becoming a big gap to bridge with the european union, not least with ireland. so the deputy prime minister of ireland today has said clearly that a temporary backstop isn't a backstop at all and would never be agreed by the eu, or by ireland. that is why the eu, or by ireland. that is why the prime minister doesn't have a deal to put to the cabinet tomorrow morning. i suppose the question therefore is, how close is she to be
able to put a deal to them? she will tell them she has 95% of this withdrawal agreement effectively hammered out. she will also tell them that the eu has moved because they are willing to consider the idea that the whole of the uk could stay in some temporary customs arrangement with the eu and not simply northern ireland. so that is progress, but because both the irish government and the eu negotiators are not yet willing to accept the temporary nature of that, although the gap may have been narrowing, it effectively doesn't matter if the gap is really narrow or if it is a big chasm. if you can't bridge the final bit, you don't get a withdrawal agreement at all. effectively, in order to have a special summit to rubber—stamp this, there has to be what the eu calls decisive progress, which means you are ready to dot the eyes crossed thatis are ready to dot the eyes crossed that is on a withdrawal agreement. can only get a withdrawal agreement
to resolve the irish backstop. it doesn't matter about any progress made elsewhere and declarations about future trade deals. you still need to get over that hurdle, and we are not there yet. iain watson in westminster. people should take greater responsibility for managing their own health, and more should be done to prevent illness. that's according to the government's new long—term plan for the nhs in england. in a speech later today, the health secretary, matt hancock will say the aim is for people to have five more years of healthy, independent life by the year 2035. the health and social care secretary will say that ten times more public money is spent on treating disease than preventing it and that this does not stack up. mr hancock will point to a new strategy for england next year, which will include measures to encourage employers to help improve the health of their staff, including getting those who are off sick back into work. the government wants to see digital technology used to predict illnesses,
allowing doctors to target advice at sections of the population, and genome sequencing analysing patients' dna playing a role in preventing future health problems. but labour argue that the conservatives have imposed cuts in public health services in recent years. the health foundation think tank welcomed the focus on prevention, but said that the latest budget documents suggested there'd be another cut in spending on public health and staff training in england next year. hugh pym, bbc news. the rules on foreign fighters in the british armed forces are to be relaxed to try to ease the worst recruitment crisis in a decade. currently, citizens from commonwealth countries can only sign up if they have lived in the uk for five years, but the ministry of defence is to lift this requirement so they'll be able to join without ever having lived in the uk. investigators are looking into the cause of a major fire which destroyed several buildings
near the centre of nottingham overnight. more than a hundred firefighters were sent to the former cattle market, next to notts county fc‘s meadow lane stadium. nobody was injured. too many graduates in england are seeing too little payback for the big debts they rack up at university, according to a group of mp5. the education select committee says there needs to be more transparency about what sort ofjobs students can expect after they graduate. 0ur education correspondent elaine dunkley reports. going to university is a big decision and investment, but with students graduating with an average debt of £50,000, is it worth it when looking atjob prospects and future earnings? today's report by the commons education committee highlights that a9% of recent graduates are working in non—graduate roles across the uk. it also criticises vice chancellors' pay, with the average salary
in excess of £200,000 a year with bonuses and benefits. the report also calls for the government to reinstate means tested loans and maintenance grants for students from poorer backgrounds. we're saying that universities should look at these skills, they should be much more transparent and clear about graduate outcomes — they do a lot more for social justice, that would be value for money, to make sure the most disadvantaged students has the chance to climb the education ladder of opportunity. the department for education says universities are offering more choice and value and has introduced measures such as degree apprenticeships, which allows students to earn a salary while learning and bringing valuable skills to the workforce. graphic photos showing the injuries that can be caused by fireworks should be printed on packaging, according to senior doctors. plastic surgeons say the number of life—changing injuries is rising every year,
despite numerous safety campaigns, and more needs to be done. a government spokesperson said robust laws were in place controlling the sale and purchase of fireworks. in a moment, the weather, but first let's join victoria derbyshire to find out what she's got coming up in her programme at ten: we have been talking exclusively to onejunior we have been talking exclusively to one junior parliamentary worker who has told us about the abuse that she saysis has told us about the abuse that she says is just part of the job. here isa says is just part of the job. here is a clip. i have had members of staff shouting in my face, calling me stupid. 0ne older senior member of staff shouted at me and asked if i even knew what brexit was. if i even knew what was going on. i have
had inappropriate comments, members of staff, particularly mps, asking, don't i know who they are? i have had one older senior servant get right in my face, shouting at me. i could almost feel the spit landing on my face. he was so angry. i had only been in the job a few months and it was so overwhelming and scary but ijust and it was so overwhelming and scary but i just didn't and it was so overwhelming and scary but ijust didn't know how to deal with it. but when i talk to the members of staff, particularly female members of staff, they all had a similar experience. itjust seemed to be part of the job to deal with abuse like that. but if no one has complained, and you think maybe no one has because they don't have the confidence that anything would be done, how could an investigation work? i understand that and i know people need to come forward to do it. i know nothing could happen until they do. but for that to occur, surely you have got to allow people to have confidence in the reporting system that exists and to know that they would be taken seriously. at the minute, the way
the commons authorities have responded to the report, that confidence isn't going to come any time soon. sol confidence isn't going to come any time soon. so i don't think any investigation will happen. i don't think any mp will face consequences, because people just don't think this syste m because people just don't think this system works for members of staff like them. we will bring you that interview at ten, our new start time each weekday. as always, do get in touch. thanks, victoria. see you later. now it's time for a look at the weather. the newsroom to matt taylor. i was iwas in i was in suffolk at the weekend and festivities were cancelled because of high winds. what is in store across the country? we have lighter winds across the country today. but for some, it will
be on the wet side and it started thoroughly what are they across parts of northern ireland and scotland. but it is becoming a better day. the rain eased off at times in northern ireland, but getting brighter in eastern scotland. cloud and bits of fog around, but increasing amounts of sunshine in the afternoon. note the temperatures. as we go into the evening, the winds are much lighter than they were through the weekend. for the evening festivities, there will be a few showers in north—east england. for most, bonfire night will be dry and fairly mild. a milder night than last night. still a few showers in the west towards the morning. 0n a few showers in the west towards the morning. on tuesday, eastern areas have another reasonable day. turning significantly wet towards northern ireland, wales and cornwall. temperatures will once again be in the mid—teens.
hello, this is bbc news with rebecca jones. the headlines... after the stabbing of four people in the capital this weekend — london's mayor warns it could take a decade to tackle knife crime we will focus on a generation and possibly a generation before we get knife crime down. the united states imposes its "toughest ever" sanctions against iran — they will hit oil exports, shipping and banks. a pay rise for some 180 thousand workers: companies signed up to the real living wage agree to pay staff £9 an—hour from today. the eu says it's 50—50 that a deal on the irish border will be struck as brexit negotiations enter the final phase. preventing illness will become the key focus of the nhs in england
in a bid to extend the nation's life expectancy by five years. and coming up before ten, we'll be live from france — uncovering stories from the trenches of the western front ahead of armistice day. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the conversation surrounding today's stories, along with the best content from the bbc and beyond. let's return to one of our top stories and that long term vision set out by the health secretary to boost the nation's life expectancy by five years. matt hancock wants people in england to cut back on alcohol, sugar, salt and fat in an effort to prevent illness. speaking earlier to bbc breakfast he explained why his plans are different from previous public health campaigns. we are about to see a £20 billion
increase in the nhs budget, going from just under 120 billion to over 1a0 billion and it's when you are increasing the budget you can really shaped how resources are spent because of course we have to keep hospitals well funded but i think more money needs to go into prevention rather than cure. but it's more than that. it's about the attitude that we have, because we have rights as citizens to be able to use the nhs when we needed but i think we should talk more about the responsibilities too. and in particular, the responsibilities both of individuals and other employers to help keep people healthy in the first place so that we don't have to go to hospital as often because prevention is better than cure. i mean come all this is going to cost money, isn't it, and i know we are hearing about more money for the nhs, know we are hearing about more money
forthe nhs, a know we are hearing about more money for the nhs, a lot of that is for front line services, there's been a lot of talk about the money for the things you are talking about, there isn't money there, huge cuts in budgets for providing these sorts of things, for those that money come from, you shaking your head because you don't know where it's coming from? i'm shaking my head because i don't agree with the premise of the question, were put in £20 billion extra in, this is about all of course it's about public health and what local authorities do but it's also about primary care, it gps i wa nt also about primary care, it gps i want better access to gps and more gps, things can be caught earlier, it's about community services and community health services as well. so, there is a big increase in the money going into the nhs, that's one of the big decisions that the government has made in terms of how taxpayer's money is spent and i want that to be spent as well as possible and as faras that to be spent as well as possible and as far as i am concerned that means helping to keep people healthy in the first place. that was matt
hancock talking to dan walker a little earlier. let's take a look at what's being read most on the bbc news website... let's pick one of the stories, you can see the story in second place. us sanctions on iran. you can see the story if you want to read a little more about it, go to the bbc news website. that nuclear deal agreed in 2015, washington saying it's trying to stop what it calls tehran's destructive behaviour across the middle east. and then let's turn to perhaps another story that's been read by a good any of you this morning, the real living
wage rising to £9 and hour. that's for those lucky enough to work for an employer who has voluntarily signed up to the real living wage and for the first time those people will receive £9 and hour, it's important not to get this confused with the compulsory national living wage. which is currently £7.83 an hour, that's for anyone over the age of 25. but the real living wage is independently calculated to reflect what people need to spend to feed, clothe and towns themselves, more of course, on the website. after that fourth fatal stabbing in five days in london, lord sugar has weighed into the debate over solving the city's knife crime problem. he tweeted this morning saying that he was denied time last week to suggest in the house of lords that legalising marijuana for recreational use will help do away with gangs and maybe one way to reduce knife crime.
mp5 have been reacting to the interview arron banks gave to andrew marr yesterday. mr banks gave an £8 million loan to the leave campaign during the eu referendum, but is now being investigated by the national crime agency because it would be illegal if that money came from abroad. something he denies. earlier damian collins, who has questioned mr banks in parliament, said the businessman had more explaining to do. he said the money came from a holding company that he told the select committee provide services to the other companies he owns, but what's not clear is for the money came from to get to that holding company in the first place, this is a business in and of itself doesn't generate cash, the question is where did the money come from? this is rock services and he said andrew marr money came from rock services which was a uk limited company, he
had given testimony to your committee, hadn't he, in the summer, he said the actual loan came from one of my companies that was delivered in and he called rock services just a service company, is that a discrepancy? this is a discrepancy because what he told us was rock services reallyjust provide services to other companies he owns, cash, makes payments... and doesn't make money itself. press and selling products and services and doesn't generate cash but for it to have money to give to anyone it has to be put in the bank account by another company or individual and that's why andrew marr rightly questioned him and said if rock services made the donation for the money come from to do that and that's still not clear. despite how many times he was asked he chose not to a nswer many times he was asked he chose not to answer it. right, on the question you haven't got anywhere, we haven't, andrew marr didn't come in that case should he come back to the committee? the right thing is for the national crime agency to
investigate, leave. eu and ten ago and had been referred to the national crime agency by the electoral commission, they have the power is to go in and notjust look at document selectively given to them by arron banks, but to look at them by arron banks, but to look at the financial records of these companies and to determine themselves for ultimate source of themselves for ultimate source of the money was. millions of americans will vote in the us midterm elections tomorrow — a ballot which many pundits see as a referendum on the presidency of donald trump. earlier, breakfast spoke to general stanley mcchrystal, who led the nato forces in afghanistan — and stood down after publicly criticising the barack 0bama administration. he explained what he thought was behind donald trump's popularity. americans have been frustrated with how the elite has led america for the last few decades, said since the second world war, many things have been good but many parts of america they feel helpless and that's fair, it's understandable in many cases,
both economic and politically. donald trump was essentially hired to blow that up. i think many people are upset by his style, many people are upset by his style, many people are upset by the tone and the long—term consequences of the borough still having the feeling that something has got to change, but we may see in this election is let's keep changing things. i don't think we have to take that necessarily as an endorsement of donald trump's personal performance but a belief that americans want more change yet and i can understand that. lots of trump rallies people carrying placards identifying themselves as military veterans, a0 think former sold as seen him? —— soldiers. soldiers come from society and reflect it, i don't think there isa and reflect it, i don't think there is a particular strength with him and americans, he has talked a lot about being strong in the world and increasing military budgets, that's pa rt increasing military budgets, that's part of it, it's more dust as a subset of society. stanley
mcchrystal talking to louise earlier. let's take a look at what's being viewed on the bbc website. but let's take a look at the most popular video now, which is a closer look at that atmospheric armistace display which opened at the tower of london last night. girl power is back, with the spice girls expected to announce a reunion tour later today. five have become four though, with posh spice, or victoria beckham, not taking part. a video is expected to be released this afternoon with more details. writing for nme, nick reilly said the video will see the new four—piece delivering a mock news bulletin, which confirms that the uk stadium shows will go on sale next week. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here is sally nugent.
good morning. loads of goals in the premier league yesterday, most of them for manchester city who seem, somehow, to be getting better. they thumped southampton 6—1. sergio aguero scored his 150th premier league goal, set up by raheem sterling who went on to score a couple of goals himself and really steal the show. city back to the top of the league. you know when you go through 80 minutes, the game is over and it was not over, it was not over. because in the penny leak anything can happen and we were lucky to score the goals in the last minute of the first half, we were lucky. chelsea also won and are nowjust a couple of points off city. they beat crystal palace 3—1, thanks — in part — to eden hazard who came on as a second half sub and immediately set up alvaro morata's second goal of the game. pedro scored chlsea's third.
liverpool midfielder xherdan shaqiri will miss the side's champions league game against red star belgrade in serbia on tuesday. he's been left out of the squad in order to "avoid any distractions" that may be caused by his albanian heritage. wayne rooney's going to play for england again. he's the all—time record goal—scorer, and he'll get his 120th international cap when england play the united states at wembley later this month. it's a one—off to raise money for his foundation. arsenal maintained their perfect start to the women's super league season. they beat birmingham city 3—1 — withjordan nobbs scoring twice. seven wins in a row now for arsenal. england's rugby league side put in a brilliant performance to beat new zealand at anfield. tommy makinson stole the show with a hat—trick of tries as england won the match by 20 points to 1a — wrapping up the series with a match to spare.
a real statement of intent from england against one of the world's best sides. it was all made by pretty special people around me, george, play against him we in and week out, he terrorises defences, lucky enough i was on the end of that, jake is a great centre, great fellas all over the park, people missed out who were top quality and itjust the park, people missed out who were top quality and it just shows the park, people missed out who were top quality and itjust shows what the park, people missed out who were top quality and it just shows what a great chemistry we have got. to rugby union, and owen farrell won't be punished for this thumping tackle at the end of their match against south africa. it was the last play of the match and helped england hold on for a hard fought win. lots of commentators and former players felt it was at least a foul, but the authorities disagree and farrell is free to play against the all blacks next weekend. justin rose has reclaimed golf‘s world number one ranking after winning the turkish 0pen. he came from three shots behind going into the final round to win in a play—off.
it's his 19th career win and the first time in his career that he's defended a tour title. justin rose is a good place to start for our round up of social media because we think we might know the secret of his success. rose bogeyed the 18th on his third round so he needed a bit of a pick—up before the final day's play. so he went to the turkish barbers, for what looks like a full treatment. nose hair, eyebrows. the works. those cotton buds really do look quite stressing. and how about this for a slightly daft statue. this is, apparently...mo salah. the statue's just gone on display in egypt... what do we think? it also just gives us a good excuse to show you that awful one of cristiano ronaldo at madeira
airport. so bad it's since been replaced. still looks like niall quinn to me, but anyway. let's have a look at some of this morning's back pages. criticism of that extra cap for wayne rooney is the main story in the mirror. record caps holder peter shilton accuses the fa of ”giving away caps”. lots of other coverage this morning though much more in favour of the one—off appearance. the telegraph and lots of others hail a manchester city side who go from strength to strength and the times lead with rugby union, and that story about 0wen farrell avoiding punshment for a huge tackle in england's win over south africa... a hot topic of debate in the rugby world this weekend. england here pleased to have him, that's for sure. let's have a look at what's coming up for you today. there's a big game at the bottom of the premier league tonight
as huddersfield host fulham. both sides in desparate need of a win, full commentary on 5 live from 7 o'clock. don't forget you can get a full round up of the day's sports news on sportsday. that's at 6:30 tonight on the bbc news channel. and then in the early hours of tomorrow morning england's cricketers play their first test match of the winter. they're away in sri lanka, play in kandy starts at a:30 in the morning. it's the first test match since alastair cook retired, and captainjoe root says it'll be strange not to have cook as part of the team. i've played 70 odd games and he's been involved in every single one of them, it will be slightly different. you know, it has been slightly strange him not being around but it creates opportunities for other guys to stand up and take on that leadership role within the site and the squad. and you are starting to see that already which is really promising. and i'm sure that's
exactly how he would want it, for someone else to stand up and do something specialfor someone else to stand up and do something special for england. just in case you're not planning to be awake at that time, don't worry, i will be and i will bring you all the updates tomorrow. rebecca, back to you. sally, we knew we could rely a new, thank you so much. the headlines on bbc news... london's mayor warns that it could take a generation to turn the tide on knife crime in the capital — after four pepole were stabbed over the weekend. iran's president declares his country will continue selling its oil — breaking the sanctions reimposed by the united states. around 180,000 people are to receive a pay rise today, as the real living wage increases to nine—pound an hour an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. in the run—up to armistice day,
we're on the road telling stories from the trenches of the western front. today, we're joined by our correspondent robert hall in amiens, france — he'll be telling us about robert gillespie, a british soldier who came up with a path for pilgrims, a route along no man's land, from switzerland to the belgian coast. good morning, rebecca, sorry about that slight delay. last time i was in two were commemorating the start of the last 100 days of the first world war, big service in the cathedral, historians tell us that was the point at which british,
commonwealth, french, american soldiers climbed out of the trenches and began the advance that would eventually lead to the end of the first world war and today amiens marks the start of the journey we will take, over the next five days what we will do is tell stories about commemoration and remembrance, different elements of it and to we talk about this ambitious scheme to construct, connect a series of pounds stretching from switzerland by doug to the sea in belgium. loosely following the front lines of 191a, it's called the western way past and as you were indicating, it came as the result of a letter home from one young officer. "there are graves scattered up and down. the ground is so pitted and scarred and torn with shells, entangled with wire." alexander gillespie was 26 when he wrote his last letters home. in the weeks before his death, he began to plan a project that could now become his legacy.
my great uncle was a prolific letter writer... countryfile presenter tom heap is alexander gillespie's great—nephew. well, he had this extraordinary leap of imagination when he was actually in the trenches amongst the fighting, that he thought when this is all over, when peace comes, we should put a route along no man's land for people of all nations to come and walk along. the vision is a network of marked footpaths stretching from the swiss border to the belgian coast, tracing the trench lines of the western front. that's over 630 miles. that means negotiating with dozens of landowners and local councils, but so far, reaction has been encouraging. translation: from the first moment i heard about the path, i immediately saw how it could work. i think we must widen the ways that we remember the past, because if we don't do that,
people will lose interest. this here, this new monument, was sculpted by walter allward... high on vimy ridge stands this memorial to canadian troops who fought on the western front. here, too, gillespie's vision has received an enthusiastic welcome. i think it's a huge opportunity. we have so many visitors who come on pilgrimage to visit, kind of follow the path of their ancestors and this gives them an alternate route rather than taking highways and going around about. they can actually walk the western front as their ancestors did. tom heap believes projects like this provide new ways of connecting with a conflict which is moving further and further into our distant history. this, to me, is exactly what my great uncle envisaged when he was in those
trenches 103 years ago today. he died somewhere near here, we don't know exactly where. to me, it's quite spine—tingling, the thought that we are pretty much doing what he envisaged. "i would like to send every man, woman and child in western europe on pilgrimage along that sacred road so they might think and learn what war means from the silence witnesses on either side. a sentimental idea, perhaps, but we might make the most beautiful road in all the world." it's a con to cater process, tom told me they are 170 miles into that 600 mile route, identifying the foot house, tomorrow we tell the story of the family and community with their own poignant tales of remembrance. back to you. we look forward to that, robert, many thanks. a council in north wales,
has become the first in england and wales, and the second in the uk, to change their refuse collection to once every four weeks. tomos morgan reports. so it looks like you're already fairly organised. indeed. plastic cans, brown cardboard, glass and paper, easy to take out. sabrina edwards lives with her partner and a stepson. she is a stickler when it comes to recycling, but last month in a bid to increase recycling rates across this county, conwy council changed black bin refuse collections to once every four weeks. after three weeks we will count down to the next collection, looking at the chart waiting for it to happen. yeah, i have got to borrow from next door, she doesn't mind us using it. it is always full, every time. for households with six or more, an additional wheelie bin will be provided. those collecting rubbish across conwy have witnessed the locals worries first—hand. residents have shown concerns to ourselves in terms of how
they are going to manage. it is more those with particularly young families, we still see sometimes all of the recycling going into the grey bins at the moment but it is reducing as time goes on. residents here on the east side of the county have had a chance to come to terms with the new regime. they were part of the year—long trial before these four—weekly collections were implemented across the whole of the county, and the result of that trial from the recycling had increased by 1a% and the amount of refuse in these black bins had decreased by almost a third. by 2020, the uk has a target of recycling 50% of all household waste and wales is currently the only country in britain meeting that figure. the welsh government have set their own target, wanting local authorities to achieve a recycling rate of 6a% by the end of 2020. hitting targets and improving recycling rates is the reason
behind the change here. the council will also be saving almost £a00,000 a year. isn't this simply a cost—cutting measure? we are actually out there to recycle and the more we recycle, the better it is for the future. we have seen all of the programmes, blue planet, and we know that is the way forward and that is what we are doing for our residents. so it is not a cost—cutting measure? no, any benefits alongs the side are purely additional. two years ago, falkirk in scotland was the first local authority in britain to move to four—weekly collections. in the year that followed they saw almost a 5% increase in recycling. neighbouring councils are watching closely and are considering changes. with christmas around the corner, reusing the leftover turkey won't be the only form of recycling being done in conwy
this festive season. now it's time for a look at the weather here is simon king. thank you rebecca. temperatures starting off on a mild note this week. rain from the west clearing away, lots of dry weather and sunshine elsewhere, the odd shower running up eastern sunshine elsewhere, the odd shower running up eastern areas, sunshine elsewhere, the odd shower running up eastern areas, maximum temperatures between 11—17d. if you are heading out this evening for bonfire night or fireworks, are heading out this evening for bonfire night orfireworks, lighter winds compared to the weekend, dry for most of us, temperatures around 10-13d. for most of us, temperatures around 10—13d. for the rest of the night, could continue to see showers in the east, a bit more rain coming into
northern ireland, western fringes of england and wales, mild night, temperatures no lower than about 8-11d. or temperatures no lower than about 8—11d. or try weatherfor temperatures no lower than about 8—11d. or try weather for most of us throughout tomorrow. goodbye. hello. it's monday, it's 10 o'clock — our new programme start time — i'm victoria derbyshire... as mp5 prepare to debate bullying and sexual harassment in parliament, onejunior house of commons member of staff tells us exclusively that dealing with abuse "just part of the job". i have one older civil servant for a government department get right in my face, shouting at me. i could almost feel the spit landing on my face. he was so angry. she claims one mp is notorious for inappropriate behaviour with women, but that nothing's been done to stop him. he seems to take greatjoy in intimidating members of staff,