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this is bbc news. i'm rachel scofield. the headlines at 11: 5 ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. president trump is visiting california, where wildfires have killed at least 71 people and left thousands homeless. it seems that many more people are missing than anyone even thought was possible. i want to be with the firefighters and the fema and first responders. according to reports in us media, the cia believes the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. the broadcaster, writer and former newsreader, richard baker, has died at the age of 93. and at 11:30 we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers nigel nelson, political editor for the sunday mirror and the sunday people, and the political commentator, jo phillips. stay with us for that. good evening.
a senior member of theresa may's cabinet, has called for changes to her brexit plans. andrea leadsom who's the leader of the commons, said there was "potential to improve" a draft deal, before the prime minister presents it to european leaders next week. mrs leadsom is among five brexit—supporting cabinet ministers, said to be demanding significant changes. however alterations to the draft have been described as "a fantasy" by another government minister. mrs may has been speaking to local conservative party members, as she seeks to head off a possible vote of no confidence. this report from our political correspondent iain watson, contains some flash photography. even in an era of political turmoil, the events of the past few days
have been remarkable. this is a decisive step which enables us to move on and finalise the deal in the days ahead. on wednesday, theresa may announced she had the backing of her top team for a deal with the eu. is no dealjust a bluff? but by thursday, there were two cabinet resignations, including the loss of her second brexit secretary, and the prime minister's own position was under threat. this leading leave campaigner called for her to stand down. what we need is a leader who will say to the european union, it is impossible to divide up the uk. then another blow. some who said they supported the prime minister began to attach strings. and today, just listen to this cabinet minister talking about the eu deal. you know, i think, as i have said on a number of occasions, i think the uk cannot be trapped in a permanent customs arrangements. i think that it is really important
that we get some sort of clarity and some improvement on that particular aspect of it. so who really is running the government? michael gove and three other brexiteer cabinet ministers arejoining andrea leadsom in calling for further changes to the prime minister's deal, though not yet for a change of prime minister. i'm totally supportive of the prime minister. i think she's doing a fantasticjob. though he could still be gearing up for some arguments behind closed doors. the eu aren't keen to unpick a 585—page withdrawal agreement and some ministers believe it is unreasonable to ask. just because some cabinet ministers make demands of the prime minister, that the details are going to change, is, i think, fantasy. but without any changes, this mp who voted to leave believes the prime minister may be ousted and the deal will definitely be defeated. over the weeks to come, people are going to see that the deal that the
european union have offered us and which theresa may has said is the best deal she's been able to secure is simply infinitely worse than the option of moving to a clean, global brexit. so tonight, the prime minister is fighting both for her deal and for her leadership. iain watson, bbc news. earlier i spoke to psephologist, professor sirjohn curtice at the university of strathclyde. he told me that voters are remain polarised over this draft deal which, he says, pleases no—one. the truth is, if you ask people whether or not they're for or against the deal, remain and leave voters are almost unanimous in saying they do not approve of the deal. their reasons for doing so are clearly different. the problem the deal faces is that at the end of the day, if you ask leavers to choose
between the deal and no deal, around 55—60% of leave voters say that frankly they would take no deal. for leave voters, the problem with the deal at the end of the day is they think it is too soft, they think it still ties us too closely to the eu. conversely amongst remain voters, they will say this is better than no deal, but if you say, "if the choice is between this deal and staying in the eu?", three quarters of them would still say they want to remain inside the eu. so the problem is that we are for the most part still polarised on this subject with remain voters, most of them at the end of the day still wanting to stay and the deal is not soft enough to attract them, and with most leave voters still wanting a harder brexit, a cleaner brexit, as they would argue, than they think this deal provides. therefore it ends up being a deal that is relatively friendless, and if you ask people to choose between remain, no deal, and the deal, the deal comes third. so give us your take
than on what this week ahead might hold, and whether you think we might end up leaving with a deal in march of next year? in so far as this week is crucial, it is for two things. the first is if there is indeed a vote of no confidence in the prime minister. assuming those five cabinet ministers are assuaged in some way or another, then the other crucial thing this week to watch is that the political agreement, that agreement about what the uk's long—term relationship with eu should be, which was only there in a sketch form when the cabinet met on wednesday, that has got to be sketched out rather more and we have got to look to see what this suggests the long—term relationship will be. but thereafter, the truth is, this is going to be a battle now for the minds of mps inside the house of commons. at the moment, simply, the arithmetic does not look very
good for the prime minister in terms of her hopes of being able to get this deal through. she is clearly hoping at the end of the dayjust to persuade enough mps, both labour and conservative that if they vote against the deal, they are opening up pandora's box and the risk of no deal, and that is certainly a message that i think we can hear business reinforcing. businesses in many cases are saying they don't think the deal is brilliant and they would much prefer to remain but frankly, they want it to end and they would rather take the bird they already have in the hand rather than the one in the bush of remain because they are not sure they would ever get there. president trump is in northern california, seeing for himself the destruction caused by the deadliest and most destructive wildfires, in the state's history. standing in the ruins of the town of paradise, he described the scene as "ve the fires which began earlier this month have killed at least 71 people, and more than1,000 are missing. from california, dan johnson reports. in the ruins of paradise, the president got his own clear
view ofjust how devastating this fire was. and he offered his sympathy to the people of this town and the families of those still missing. this is very sad to see. as far as the lives are concerned, nobody knows quite yet. we are up to a certain number but a lot of people are not accounted for. this is the kind of destruction... in fact, they are telling me this isn't even not as bad as some areas. some areas are even beyond this charred. not a week ago, while this earth was still hot, the president sparked a debate about forest management and threatened to cut government funding. after the anger of his initial reaction, today he met some of those who responded and have been searching what is left. he was asked if any of this made him think differently
about climate change. no. i have strong opinion. we are going to have forests that are very safe. the president has shown paradise, like so many other places, that his words can be divisive and controversial before they are unifying and supportive, but his message here today is that he stands with the people here. meanwhile, they stand in line to fill in the forms for federal government help. people need to re—establish their identity before they can rebuild their lives, and not all gave the president a welcome. i mean, saying that... the forest is being mismanaged. it is federal, land management. it is taken care of by the feds. he doesn't understand or like california. i don't agree with him on a lot of those things. paradise must be seen to be believed. the president has viewed a fraction
of what has been lost, and the full extent of the destruction and what caused it is still being revealed. and this is what the president saw. it isa and this is what the president saw. it is a scene that sticks with you, but he seems unshaken in his scepticism about climate change. be talked about wildfire protection, he said other countries get it right. he talked about finland, what he didn't mention of course, is that finland is a view which has degrees —— that finland is a few degrees cooler than california. danjohnson with that report. here, more strikes have been affecting two of the country's biggest rail operators. workers at south western railway, and at northern, are taking industrial action, in the continuing dispute over the role of guards on trains. northern says just 30% of its services have been running today. the us state department says no final conclusion has been reached, as to whether or not
crown prince mohammed bin salman, of saudi arabia, ordered the murder of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. there had been reports the cia believed the crown prince, had authorised the killing. mr khashoggi was killed last month, while visiting the saudi consulate in istanbul. saudi arabia insists the crown prince knew nothing about plans for the murder. more than a quarter of a million people have taken to the streets of france, in protests over high fuel prices and the rising cost of living. one person was killed, when a woman taking her child to see a doctor, tried
to drive through a blockade. more than 200 others have been injured. lucy williamson reports from paris. car horns beeping. there are those in france who say they feel invisible to their leaders. not today. high visibilityjackets, the new uniform of a leaderless nationwide movement, blocking roads across the country in protest at rising fuel taxes and the rising cost of living. translation: i am a nurse and i am tired of being so heavily taxed.
translation: the little people are fed up with this and that's why they've come out today. anger meant for the government spilt out at some sites. one protester was killed and among more than 200 people injured this policeman, who simply got in the way. priscillia ludosky‘s petition against the price rises helped spark this movement. she gathered 800,000 signatures, but got no response from the government. translation: we are not listened to. we are not understood. we are not even consulted on big decisions. we see the president talking to
people on the street, but the government is not at all connected to reality. the government this week announced 500 million euros of energy aid for poorer households, but many here feel that business and industry should be paying more. emmanuel macron — no friend of the struggling, but president of the rich, according to some. president macron came to power promising to heal the rift between voters and their leaders,
his campaign image based on a new kind of grassroots democracy. but, across the country today, protesters are accusing him of continuing france's economic divisions and the distrust that many still feel towards their politicians. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. protesters have blocked off 5 major bridges in central london, demanding that the government takes greater action on climate change. demonstrators occupied southwark, blackfriars, waterloo, westminster and lambeth bridges, after a week of action by the campaign group, ‘extinction rebellion'. the group said 6000 people had joined the demonstrations and that there'd been 45 arrests. the future of one of britain's biggest newspaper groups, johnston press — has been secured, after they were acquired by a newly formed company. jpi media, which is owned by bondholders ofjohnston press,
says its focus is now to preserve jobs and allow publication of its websites and newspapers to continue. the company has more than 200 local and regional titles, including "the scotsman" and "the yorkshire post", as well as the 'i'. the headlines on bbc news: five ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. president trump is visiting california, where wildfires have killed at least 71 people and left thousands homeless according to reports in us media, the cia believes the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's azi farni. hello. thank you.
it's been a fantastic day of international rugby union. ireland are celebrating their first win against new zealand on home soil. there were wins too for both england and wales, although not entirely straightforward, and scotland were just edged out at murrayfield by south africa. our sports correspondentjoe wilson was watching all the action. in one place, the best two teams in the world. well, this was intense. ireland had to keep new zealand moving, keep them guessing, switch the play and then there was jacob stockdale. you kick and hope. the bounce worked. now, could he stretch? he's there! that was the moment. but defence is just as important. look at peter o'mahony, snatching the ball a split second before the all blacks could grab it and score. new zealand were attacking until the last. no way through. 16-9. ireland have beaten the best in dublin. now they just need to win the world cup. elsewhere, scotland took
on south africa with their free running, freethinking kind of rugby. that is a great try for scotland. but south africa's outstanding player, handre pollard, said small moments were big moments, like this. and south africa held on to win 26—20. in cardiff, wales met tongan red with steel. their shirts are anthracite colour, officially. there were new combinations in the unfamiliar kits. ten welsh tries displayed strength in depth and strength of character. wales cut loose with 7a points in the end. lovely when a plan comes together. we spoke all week about tiring them down and then coming through at the end and it panned out exactly as we thought. it was tough for us but we made it tougherfor them. japan made it truly tough for england at twickenham, bursting through the grey areas in england's defence to lead at half—time.
confronted by huge embarrassment potentially, england responded eventually. a decisive try byjoe cokanasiga, 35—15. if it is how you finish that counts, england did enough. joe wilson, bbc news. scotland thrashed 10—man albania 4—0 in shkoder to go level on points with israel at the top of nations league group c1. james forrest scored twice in the second half. if scotland beat israel at hampden park on tuesday night then they will be promoted to the second tier of the competition and also gain a play—off spot for the 2020 euros. world number one novak djokovic will play alexander zverev in the final of the season ending atp tour finals in london tomorrow. that's after he beat south african kevin anderson in straight sets 6—2, 6—2, at the o2 arena this evening. djokovic is one short of roger federer‘s record of six titles in this tournament. earlier, zverev took the opening set against federer 7—5 —
comfortably breaking the swiss in the decisive game. but there was controversy in the second when the german asked for a point to be replayed because a ball—boy had dropped a ball — distracting him mid—point. watch the ball boy here behind federer. it was all by the rules but zverev went on the win the tie break and was booed at the end by the crowd! first of all, i want to apologise for the situation at tiebreak. i mean, the ball boy dropped the ball, so mean, the ball boy dropped the ball, so it is any rules that we have two replay the point. as i said, i am a little bit upset now about whole situation and how it ended. it is not how i wanted it to end. but obviously i hope i will have many more great matches here at and, maybe, i don't know what to say. i'm
sorry. maybe, i don't know what to say. i'm soi’i’y. ‘— maybe, i don't know what to say. i'm sorry. —— here and. and before we go, just a reminder that england's cricketers need just three more wickets to win the second test and take the series against sri lanka in kandy. the hosts need to score 75 more runs. you can keep up to date with the action on the cricket social on the bbc sport website from 4 o'clock tomorrow morning our time. that's all the sport for now. thank you very much indeed. the former bbc newsreader richard baker has died. he was 93, and introduced the corporation's first ever television news bulletin in 195a. david sillito looks back at his life. 1954 and the first—ever bbc television news bulletin began with the voice of richard baker. here is an illustrated summary of the news. it will be followed with the latest film of events at happening at home and abroad. in those early days,
newsreaders we re never and abroad. in those early days, newsreaders were never seen and abroad. in those early days, newsreaders were never seen because it was feared that our facial expressions might not look impartial. and worse still that we might turn the news into a personality performance. richard baker, for more than a quarter of a century he helped define the calm, clear voice of bbc tv news. police reinforcements have been drafted into downing street denied as the crowd outside number 10 bills up to about 300. —— bills. good evening... he was a presenter, rather than a journalist. but this veteran of the wartime arctic convoys was also a writer. his great love, music. a panellist on face the music, he presented radio programme is and for many years he was the tv face of the proms. good evening to you and a very warm welcome to the royal albert hall. in his spare time he had a go at acting, here we print ad would. —— here with prince edward.
there was also a memorable moment on morecambe and wise. music plays. he was still broadcasting into his 80s, but he will always be remembered as the voice and then as one of the best—known faces of bbc news. for the moment that is all the news, except brate word the weather. -- is news, except brate word the weather. —— is every word. —— except for a word. richard baker, who has died at the age of 93. the bbc‘s annual children in need appeal has raised a record amount, of more than £50 million, taking it past the £1 billion mark since it first started almost 40 years ago. our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba looks back on last night. qb socialiser! —— queued up.
qb socialiser! -- queued up. then av qb socialiser! -- queued up. then a's record—breaking total. —— the night's # i stay up too late. the evening kicked off with the west end musical school of rock. # every morning'sjust the musical school of rock. # every morning's just the same... the musical school of rock. # every morning'sjust the same... the cast of eastenders took part in a wild disney song and dance extravaganza. while boy band boyzone competed for the children in need strictly trophy. welcome to the tardis. this is amazing. a doctor who tsipras and got to visit the tardis. and workers from children in need projects who thought they were making a music video got to duet with some of their
stars. # just a touch of your love is enough... celebrities also went to visit some of the places where the money raised by everyone watching ends up being spent. it was a night of historic fundraising to help disadvantaged children across the uk. lizo mzimba, bbc news. a brilliant achievement there. now, without giving away your age. how old do you think mickey mouse is? he actually turns 90 tomorrow. the disney mascot has become one of the most successful cartoon characters of all time, and he's still going strong, as peter bowes found out in los angeles. the world's most famous mouse. whistling through his debut film,
steamboat willie, in 1928.” whistling through his debut film, steamboat willie, in 1928. i only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by mouse. mickey mouse was created them first drawn by walt disney himself. al—sayed you! first drawn by walt disney himself. al-sayed you! mickey went on to appear in more than 100 and 30 films -- i'll appear in more than 100 and 30 films —— i'll save you. his distinctive appearance often changing with the times. there were cartoons that forever change the entertainment landscape. some silent film comedians, when animation started to be popular, said things like, it charlie chaplin said how can we even compete, they don't even have to stop to take a break? and they don't, you know. and animation character can literally do anything that you can make physically believable. and i think mickey is the embodiment of that. the first mickey mouse comic strips were published in the early 1930s and they were drawn at this desk by the
legendary animator floyd got kitson. this is one of his original pens. there is a lot of history here. mickey mouse is far from history. there is a lot of history here. mickey mouse is farfrom history. at 90 he is still alive and well, on screen and at disney imparts around the world. mickey is real. there is only one mickey. mickey is the easiest guy to work with. i'm glad he's my boss. it takes you back to watching cartoons on a saturday morning. mickey mouse was was on the cartoons. even though he has evolved over the years he is still that classic character that brings happy memories. for a company built on the image and fortunes of a mouse, the cartoon character is an invaluable asset. mickey is a mouse of many talents. he is the company mascot and here at disneyland he has taken pa rt and here at disneyland he has taken part in countless brazen ceremonies of the past 60 plus years, but one of the past 60 plus years, but one of his mainjobs is to pose for photographs, isn't it? let's to it.
good job. you are not looking your age. you're looking pretty good. the time is the law of mickey mouse —— allure. a budding friendship there. it's time for a look at the weather for the week ahead with nick miller. hello there is windy more sunshine to come before the weekend is done, but the week ahead is looking cloudier and cool the —— 20 more sunshine. here is sunshine from saturday. parts of eastern scotland stayed quite cloudy. northern ireland as well. for many of us were u had cloud on saturday, sunday will be sunny. high pressure to the east and north—east —— where you had cloud. not very much moisture to make cloud out of that. as we go through sunday, a sunny day in northern ireland. cloud atlas for east of scotland and parts of north—east england. the same south—easterly breeze, gui finkler temperatures for sunday. still on the mild side, where we widely into
double figures. it is about to change. as we go into monday we are going to make a change to the wind direction, more easily. and we start to drag in these blue colours from the east, that is the colder air. two things going on on monday, it is cold and there is more cloud around. the combination will make you feel very different compared to the weekend. there could be light rain and result. there will be brighter spells. the western isles should seek sunshine on monday. as for the temperatures, more of us are dipping down into single figures. that process continues going into tuesday. notice the atlantic weather being kept at bay by this easterly flow. but it is a stronger stronger flow. but it is a stronger stronger flow on tuesday. we are more likely to see wet weather coming in on that. particularly into parts of england and wales, southern scotland. with some showers coming on ‘— scotland. with some showers coming on —— coming in it could be wintry on —— coming in it could be wintry on the high hills. across the board we are down into single figures. when you factor in that stronger
easterly wind, the further east you are it will feel like it is at or below freezing on tuesday. very different from what we have at the moment. going into wednesday, it looks like low pressure is gathering to the south of us. that will be in not just the cloud to the south of us. that will be in notjust the cloud but to the south of us. that will be in not just the cloud but somewhat whether on wednesday. it is a messy picture. we will keep you updated on the detail. there will be areas of rain with perhaps some sleet and snow, particularly on the higher ground migrating further north and westwards through the day. of course it will feel particularly chilly when you add something else to be mixed and that is the wetter weather. the bulk of that, by thursday, it looks like it is clearing the way. cloud across eastern and southern areas. more likely to see some drier and brighter weather on thursday. although it is not going to do a great dealfor the although it is not going to do a great deal for the temperature. very different weather on the way for the week ahead. the most noticeable being is that it will feel colder. it will be colder. the cold enhanced
by the stronger easterly winds, windchill becomes more of a factor across eastern parts of the uk in particular. for a time there will be wet weather, rain, sleet, and some snow. particularly to higher ground. as we go to the end of the we can into the following weekend, at the moment one idea is that low pressure is going to state was the south and south—west of us. it looks like it will bring the potential for wet weather again. we will cut off the flow of that very cold easterly wind and bring something less chilly in from the south. the extent that that ms trad across the uk and just how less chilly it is is open to question —— that that remains across. we will keep an eye on that and keep you updated with our weather for the week ahead.
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