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tonight at ten... borisjohnson admits there are problems with british policing after the murder of sarah everard by a serving officer, but he says the public should still trust the police. he said her death was sickening, and described the justice system as a nightmare for women. there is one area where the issue of trust needs to be addressed square on, and it's the way we handle crimes against women and girls. the prime minister also says he is absolutely standing by the head of the met police, despite calls for her to resign. also tonight... millions of households face higher energy bills is the price cap on gas and electricity charges is raised. the growing numbers of girls forced tojoin criminal gangs through rape
and intimidation. we have a special report. no sign of cooling down. la palma volcano forces thousands more to flee. nobody knows how much more is going to flow— nobody knows how much more is going to ﬂow into_ nobody knows how much more is going to flow into the sea. there is no sign _ to flow into the sea. there is no sign of— to flow into the sea. there is no sign of this_ to flow into the sea. there is no sign of this ending any time soon. and it's back. the london marathon returns on sunday. and returns on sunday. coming up in the sport, a place of and coming up in the sport, a place of an old trafford final waits for saint helens or leeds as they bid to meet the catalans dragons in the super league grand final. good evening. borisjohnson is urging the public to trust the police, after the murder of sarah everard by a serving officer, but he did admit there are problems that need fixing,
and that the government would act to restore confidence. he says the justice system is "snarled up" with "too few prosecutions" and "too few successful convictions" of rape. the prime minister also says he's "absolutely" standing by the head of the metropolitan police, dame cressida dick, despite calls for her resignation. here's our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. wayne couzens, the police officer turned killer who has so damaged public trust, today beginning the life sentence in prison from which he will never be released. his abduction, rape and murder of sarah everard, using his police warrant card and handcuffs, risks undermining confidence in officers right across the uk. i think it's very important that people should have confidence in policing and what the police do. and i do, let me stress that. but what i want to do is to use this moment to make sure that we deal with what i think is a huge and justified feeling, by millions of people up and down the country,
and i'm afraid overwhelmingly women, that their complaints and their anxieties are not taken seriously enough by the police. the wider problem is illustrated by a whatsapp group in which wayne couzens swapped misogynistic messages with officers from the metropolitan police, the civil nuclear constabulary and the norfolk constabulary. all are being investigated for gross misconduct. two of the met officers face a criminal investigation for allegedly sending grossly offensive messages. i am so sorry. couzens's horrific crimes have left the head of london's police force, dame cressida dick, in a precarious position. her force had failed to link wayne couzens to at least two incidents of indecent exposure, one before he joined the force and one just three days before he killed sarah everard. women who now feel concerned when stopped by officers are being advised to ask to speak to the control room on the police radio, and, if still concerned, just run, but labour
want to hear more on what the police will be doing. what we need right now is clear communication to women, who are particularly concerned not about what they have to do differently but what the police are going to do to reassure them about the way that they're going to police the situation. she's ready to take action, to do the right thing. and while the force has been celebrating 100 years of women in policing, some former officers have said misogyny, contempt for women, is widespread, and people are afraid to report it. there are some people who challenge, and they become marginalised, and they become almost like the pariahs of the team. that needs to stop. that's why i talk about there needs to be a support network, and those officers need to be actively encouraged to come forward. the confidence issues go far beyond the capital. the force in manchester has been repeatedly criticised for how it handles domestic abuse. young women in the city today said they have lost trust in the police. they're there to keep you safe,
and the idea that they're not and they're doing quite the opposite's quite scary, i feel. i don't feel i could go to the police now. i feel like we have to kind of stand together, rather than go to the police. we have to kind of have back—up from other means. the senior officer who will lead the national effort to address those concerns said this is a watershed moment. i think this is a marked moment in society, to stand and look at ourselves about the level of violence against women and girls. i think this is a tide that has turned and a tide that we can look at notjust in policing but across society. and the case of sarah everard, murdered by a police officer as she walked home, might also be the moment when forces have to address the toxic attitudes that some men in their ranks hold towards women. no one underestimates the challenge. there is a sexist culture in some
parts of policing, and that can turn into misogyny and it can affect the outcome of cases. but the issue of violence against women is on the agenda of all the major political parties and all uk police forces, so with the right resourcing it should be possible to both reduce misogyny and, crucially, increase the number of cases of violence against women that go through the courts. daniel, thank you. energy bills are set to rise substanitally in england, wales and scotland, because the energy price cap, which limits the maximum amount households pay for gas and electricity, has been raised. around 15 of the uk's 28 million households are affected, with bills rising by about £137 on average, per year. those on standard variable tariffs or on a pre paid meters will be hit. the cause is a hugejump in global wholesale gas prices, but there are concerns low income families will be worst affected. here's our consumer affairs corresponent, coletta smith.
this sort of course helps people to think about things that will help them on their low income... things are already tight for debbie. the last thing she needs is higher bills, but that's exactly what's happening. it's scary. because you can't afford to live day by day as it is. and then everything is going up, you know? you think, where is the actual money coming from? you know how much you've got coming in? yeah. and then... there's twice as much that's got to go out. so it doesn't make sense. it's stupid. now we've got this threat of the gas and electric going up, how people are going to manage, ijust don't know. there will be so many more people getting their debts going up, and up, and up. it's obvious that there is going to be people that won't be putting the heating on this winter. they will be having to wrap up a bit warmer, whether or not they'll be able to cook for their kids, whether it'll be just sandwiches or cereal. average bills are going up to £100 a month — and more for those
on prepayment meters. the price cap used to just be the backstop to prevent us getting totally ripped off by energy companies. and the advice was always that if you shopped around, you'd likely get a better deal. but not any more. the price of wholesale gas has gone up so much this summer, that lots of smaller providers have gone bust, and those that are still hanging on are charging us more. even those on fixed deals will find it hard to get anything cheaper than the price cap when they come to renew. the regulator says they realise millions of customers will struggle, but energy companies say prices had to rise to cover their costs. there is additional support as well for this period, and of course there is existing schemes for vulnerable people. so, i think it's very important anyone watching this who is worried about their bill, particularly if they're vulnerable, gets in touch with their supplier to find out if they're eligible for that kind of support. but of course we recognise that it's a really difficult period. the regulator, 0fgem, says it's striking the right balance
between allowing companies to make a profit, while keeping bills down for customers. but that's not how it feels in new brighton. with universal credit being cut at the same moment, and plenty of people still working from home, this hugejump in utility bills will be hard for everyone to swallow. colletta smith, bbc news, on the wirral. technical problems have hit the launch of scotland's covid vaccine passport app. the scottish government has suggested overwhelming demand may have been responsible for the problems. people now need proof they've had two jabs to enter nightclubs, and other mass events, but some business owners say the added bureaucracy could be put them out of business. here's lorna gordon. a packed gig in dundee. from today, the law means punters will have to carry a covid passport to get into big events. are you comfortable with showing your vaccination slip? do you think it is a good or bad idea? a good idea.
it'sjust enforcing it, really. enforcement won't kick in for more than two weeks, but nightclub owners think the scheme is unworkable, and they worry some venues could fold. we call it a passport tax. —— a passport to dance. if we get 1000 people through the door, that takes eight hours to check. we only operate five hours. it is insane. what does it mean for your business? it's impossible. the app was launched yesterday evening, just 12 hours before the scheme went live. some people have found getting it to work straight forward, but a number of others have reported being kicked off while trying to register, or, like me, are being told that details cannot be found. some issues are being resolved. largely, the issues are down to volume of traffic. the reason that we have delayed enforcement of the certification scheme is because we have allowed the scheme to bed in. so there is no reason at all that you should be
turned away from an event, or going out tonight, or the football at the weekend. 0pposition parties say the technical problems and the soft launch underline that this is a scheme which they believe should have been binned before it started. it came into force at 5am, it will start to be used tonight, but it is not being in waiting days. it shows that the scottish government know it is not ready. i would love it if they scrapped it. it is the wrong scheme and it is not going to do what they think it is going to do. no other part of the uk is bringing in a scheme quite like scotland. the government here hopes it will encourage more people to get double jabbed. but the introduction has proved politically controversial, beset by glitches and far from straightforward. the government's later coronavirus figures show there were over 35,500 new infections recorded in the
latest 2a hour period. there were hundred and 27 deaths reported, that's people who died within 28 days of the positive covid—19 deaths. the latest figures on hospitalisations and people vaccinated have not been made available. one in every 20 children of secondary school age in england is infected with coronavirus, according to the latest estimates from the office for national statistics. this is the highest reported rate for this age group or any other since the pandemic began. our health editor hugh pym is here. are these numbers are surprise? it is further confirmation actually off the back—to—school effect going back to early september. in scotland, schools went back in mid—august, cases went up, then they started falling back, and the latest infection survey says that in scotland last week case rates fell whereas they went up in england and wales and we are uncertain in northern ireland. and yes, the 11 to 15—year—old it age group in england
saw the highest infection rates in the biggest increases, increases as well amongst younger primary school children. it is true that children very rarely get seriously ill with covid, it is true that children very rarely get seriously ill with covid, it's also the case that the 12 to 15—year—old vaccination programme has onlyjust 15—year—old vaccination programme has only just started 15—year—old vaccination programme has onlyjust started rolling out, but we cut should not forget children can develop longer term consequences like long—covid, the question is now well the sudden increases spread further among local communities? there was better news today on the treatment of covid with aus truck manufacturer announcing a tablet it had developed had been so successful in trials they were seeking emergency authorisation. it is said to cut hospital admissions by 50%. but now it will be up to regulators in the us and europe and the uk to see whether it can be given the go—ahead. the uk to see whether it can be given the go-ahead._ the uk to see whether it can be given the go-ahead. military forces are to start delivering petrol to garages
across the country from monday to help tackle the ongoing fuel crisis. around 200 servicemen and women are receiving training at haulier sites to combat the lack of tanker drivers. 0ur political correspondent damian grammaticas is at westminster for us. is this a sign the situation isn't getting better as fast as the government hoped?- getting better as fast as the government hoped? well, these drivers, government hoped? well, these drivers. 100 _ government hoped? well, these drivers, 100 of _ government hoped? well, these drivers, 100 of them _ government hoped? well, these drivers, 100 of them are - government hoped? well, these drivers, 100 of them are actually drivers, 100 of them are actually drivers, will begin on monday, and as well as that, what we've actually heard is that the government is going to make immediately 300 visas available forforeign going to make immediately 300 visas available for foreign drivers to be brought in by haulage companies to start pretty much straightaway to help as well. the government may be hoping to send a signal that it is trying to do everything it can to tackle the situation. these drivers have taken time to be trained up and will then be helping. but that danger in this his critics who say there is a driver shortage because thousands of drivers left after
brexit and it took time to train more will now point to the fact that the government is bringing in drivers from overseas and putting the army on the streets in response to this crisis. the army on the streets in response to this crisis-— to this crisis. damian grammaticas there at westminster. _ with the un climate summit in glasgow a month away, many nations have stepped up their commitments to cut carbon emissions, to slow global warming. however australia, one of the world's biggest coal producers, is accused of dragging its feet. this week its prime minister scott morrison said he may not attend the summit. australia's carbon emissions per person are among the highest in the world. it's promised to cut them by 28% by 2030, but that's less than most rich nations. and it has not yet agreed to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, a key summit target. from australia, our correspondent shaimaa khalil reports. wow. the devastating bushfires less than two years ago were the starkest warning yet for australians, experiencing first—hand the consequences
of a warming planet. but australia's commitments fall well behind other rich, developed countries. injuly, the un ranked it last out of 170 member nations for its response to climate change. australia's record of reducing emissions stands above those who are claiming to achieve bigger things in the future, but haven't achieved it to date. australia is the second biggest coal exporter in the world, and in the hunter valley, it's the bedrock of the economy. at quarry mining, they've been manufacturing coal mine drilling equipment for nearly a0 years. we hear all the noise about going away from coal, and we try to be ready to pivot, but we don't have a road map for that. we just don't know what is next, so we don't know how to do that, and it's incredibly difficult to turn your mind to that when you're in such a busy industry as we are now. despite the global urgency, climate change remains a divisive
issue here in australia. it draws in the powerful fossil fuel industry and regional voters like the ones in this mining community, where an anti—coal message doesn't play well. without the coal—mining industry, i wouldn't have a job. it's been in my family for as long as i can remember. former prime minister malcolm turnbull lost hisjob because of clashes over climate policy within his own party and its coalition partner, which is powerful in mining regions. right—wing politics has framed - climate and the responses to climb it an identity or ideological issue. it's a combination of that plus the fossil fuel lobby| and right—wing media. it hasjust been a toxic. political battle for years. with plenty of sun and wind, renewables are growing fast in australia. this zinc refinery in north queensland is one of the country's biggest users of electricity. with more than a million solar panels, it's now generating
about a quarter of its power from the sun. it is the right thing to do. it aligns us more closely with our customers, who are increasingly on an urgent mandate to decarbonise. even though it's on the front line of this environmental emergency, australia is out of step with its allies when it comes to climate action, stuck in a balancing act between its domestic politics and its international reputation. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, the hunter valley. thousands of children are involved with criminal gangs in the uk, according to the police, and more than a third are girls. in the last decade more and more have become caught up in gangs, often as a result of grooming or blackmail on social media. some say their involvement can become life threatening, and lead to a range of mental health problems. with more, here's amanda kirton. in cities across the uk, children are being exploited. thousands of them end upjoining gangs. over a third are girls.
we hear about the boys in the news, we see them on the streets, but the girls are hidden. aliyah was a gang member. she grew up in a difficult home. so, my mum met someone, a friend of a friend. he started coming to my house, and then his friend came. they ask you, can you hold this for me, please? and give you some money. they want you to hold drugs or weapons. three floors of people selling drugs from my house, and using my house as a trap house. 0ur life was basicallyjust survival mode at that point. so, home is not always a safe place. kendra was a gang member when she wasjust 12. she did what she had to do to survive. by the age of 13, 14, these boys want to have six.
so, once i realised that if you brought them girls, that they wouldn't do stuff to you, by bringing other girls in and protecting myself, or i think i am, but at that moment ifeel like i'm protecting myself, when my mind says he has chosen that one, you have to go and tell that girl that's what time it is, or they will rape you. i haven't had a full night's sleep in years. i still dream about the victims are created. i started self harming. i went through a few things. at 13 to 14. i don't think i wanted to die. ijust wanted to be free of the pain. yeah, so, it got worse. it was years, two or three years of hurting myself. it took a long way
to get out of that. what every girl needs is, they need people to not give up on them. i was written off completely. i was that kid that you didn't want your kid to sit next to. i've gone on to achieve. i got my own company, i'm educated, but i ain't forgot where i've come from, and i make sure i can do anything in my power to make sure other girls feel the same way. it was hard. i had my ups and downs, then i found out i was pregnant, and she is my saviour. i'm a mum, i'm a mummy, i'm a mother. i got a home, a house. i work. i've got a part—time job. and i'm happy, and i'm in a better place. aliyah and kendra, speaking to our reporter, amanda kirton.
and you can see more on this tomorrow in the documentary, hidden girls, that's on the bbc news channel. it'll also be available on the iplayer. the green party has elected two new leaders. carla denyer and adrian ramsay will share responsibilites, afterjonathan bartley stood down, and sian berry chose not to seek re election. lava from a volcano erupting on the spanish island of la palma has reached the sea, sending out vast clouds of steam, and toxic gases. many homes and crops have been destroyed and thousands of people forced to flee, since the eruption began 11 days ago. our correspondent danjohnson joins us from la palma. evening, dan. good evening. that volcano is still _ evening, dan. good evening. that volcano is still really _ evening, dan. good evening. that volcano is still really active, - evening, dan. good evening. that volcano is still really active, and l volcano is still really active, and there is fresh lava flowing from the
events. a ban hasjust gone past with loudspeakers warning that the wind has changed and people should go home and keep their windows closed, and this relentless disruption is notjust affecting daily life here and people's livelihoods, it has actually changed the lay of the land. welcome to the newest part of la palma, a volcanic island extension thatis palma, a volcanic island extension that is growing all the time. and all this lava has destroyed 1000 homes and forced thousands more to be abandoned. emily and augustin are the latest to pack up, ready to leave, fearful it is heading their way. it leave, fearful it is heading their wa . ., �* , ., leave, fearful it is heading their wa. way. it won't stop, that is my one bi fear way. it won't stop, that is my one his fear that _ way. it won't stop, that is my one big fear that we _ way. it won't stop, that is my one big fear that we are _ way. it won't stop, that is my one big fear that we are only - way. it won't stop, that is my one big fear that we are onlyjust - big fear that we are onlyjust seeing the beginning. ﬁnd big fear that we are only 'ust seeing the beginning. and as augustin's — seeing the beginning. and as augustin's mum _ seeing the beginning. and as augustin's mum and - seeing the beginning. and as augustin's mum and aunt, i seeing the beginning. and as| augustin's mum and aunt, 96 seeing the beginning. and as - augustin's mum and aunt, 96 and 97, they both lived through previous eruptions in 19119 and 1979, but they have had enough. this is much worse
than the other eruptions, they say. i will be much calmer when i reach the other island.— the other island. everything is horrible. we _ the other island. everything is horrible. we are _ the other island. everything is horrible. we are still- the other island. everything is horrible. we are still lucky - the other island. everything is horrible. we are still lucky we| the other island. everything is - horrible. we are still lucky we have the house, and hope is hopefully stronger than fear, but we hope the house will stay, and i have so many friends here who lost their houses and everything. friends here who lost their houses and eve hina. ., . ~ and everything. round-the-clock, the lava kee -s and everything. round-the-clock, the lava keeps flowing, _ and everything. round-the-clock, the lava keeps flowing, and _ and everything. round-the-clock, the lava keeps flowing, and new - and everything. round-the-clock, the lava keeps flowing, and new events i lava keeps flowing, and new events have opened up, threatening other villages. ash is continually clouding the skies. so janet's work is never done. this volcanic grit just keeps falling. translation: it just keeps falling. translation: , ., . translation: it is not easy. we never imagined _ translation: it is not easy. we never imagined this _ translation: it is not easy. we never imagined this could - translation: it is not easy. we. never imagined this could happen. translation: it is not easy. we - never imagined this could happen. it is hard _ never imagined this could happen. it is hard to— never imagined this could happen. it is hard to see people without anywhere to live. on this island, we are a _ anywhere to live. on this island, we are a family — anywhere to live. on this island, we are a family-— are a family. there is a huge exclusion — are a family. there is a huge exclusion zone _ are a family. there is a huge exclusion zone being - are a family. there is a huge i exclusion zone being patrolled by the coastguard because, although thatis the coastguard because, although that is mostly steam being given off when the lava hits the water, there is also a risk of toxic gases as well. and nobody knows how much more lava is going to flow into the sea.
there is no sign of this ending anytime soon. fishermen can only watch and wait. they said the fish all swam away just before the eruption. translation: we just before the eruption. tuna/mom- just before the eruption. translation: ~ ., �* ~ ., ., translation: we don't know what the future will be — translation: we don't know what the future will be like _ translation: we don't know what the future will be like because _ translation: we don't know what the future will be like because there - future will be like because there are fewer— future will be like because there are fewer fish. i don't see a future here _ are fewer fish. i don't see a future here if— are fewer fish. i don't see a future here if they— are fewer fish. i don't see a future here if they don't help us. do are fewer fish. i don't see a future here if they don't help us.- here if they don't help us. do you think ou here if they don't help us. do you think you will _ here if they don't help us. do you think you will leave _ here if they don't help us. do you think you will leave la _ here if they don't help us. do you think you will leave la palma? i here if they don't help us. do you| think you will leave la palma? si. others have adapted to this new way of life, adapting to the ever present rumbling of the volcano under threat of flowing lava. dan johnson, bbc la palma. one of the uk's major sporting events is back this weekend — the london marathon. last year, covid restrictions meant only elite runners took part on a enclosed circuit, but on sunday it'll be a full—scale competition. here'sjoe wilson. spring 2019, the old world. nostalgia? well, that london marathon is back this sunday, more or less. competitors will be covid tested, yes, and they'll start in staggered waves.
but it's mass participation again. for the organisers, it's notjust safe, it's inspiring. outdoors is the best place to be, looking after your physical and mental health by taking exercise is the best thing to do for you, and it'sjust great to be here. seven times the champion here, david weir! david weir agrees. he was ready to retire after the paralympics, but can't resist the london marathon. he's back for yet more. i've just got this bug for it. and to, you know, get on the start line in 2000, and still be here now, is truly amazing. and weir will win once again in london. so, 40,000 will try to get to the traditional finishing line here on the mall. another 40,000 will be competing wherever in the world life finds them, running the london marathon virtually. for example, in germany. hello, guys.
my name is nader al masri, from palestine. i've been training for the london marathon. he's part of the international refugee team. ifeel so happy, because this is my favourite sport. it's your favourite sport, to run marathons, nadar? favourite sport, marathon. i feel so happy, because... oh, my god. it's ok, it's good. well, sport is the world's language, isn't it? and more competitors than ever before, one way or another, one place or another, will be part of this london marathon. joe wilson, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night. saturday is not looking great. it's going to be one of those grey, wet, windy, autumnal days,
and many of us will probably choose to stay indoors. the good news is sunday is looking a lot better. now, in the early hours, we are expecting rain to reach western parts of the uk, so that means that the east and central areas will be clear. and in fact, there will be some sunshine early in the morning, just enough time to nip out and do a bit of early morning shopping. but come the afternoon, it is looking like widespread rain across the uk, strong winds as well, with the worst of the weather probably further south and the southeast. and there will be gale force winds around coasts as well. further towards the northwest, for example in northern ireland, it's going to be more of a mixed bag, sunshine and showers. and then eventually, that widespread rain will clear into the north sea come the evening hours. and then sunday is looking better for the marathon runners.
this is bbc news, the headlines. fully vaccinated australians are to be allowed to enter and leave the country freely from november. it's the first time they will be able to do so without permission since australia closed its international borders in march 2020. scientists have warned that the scale of deforestation risks turning the amazon into terrain more like savannah, with deadly consequences for people in northern brazil. they say deforestation, combined with climate change, could cause extreme heat. lava from a spanish volcano that's been erupting for 11 days is pouring from a newly opened fissure. the wind is blowing toxic vapours released by the lava on contact with the sea back towards the land. president biden has been trying to persuade democrats in washington to support his one trillion dollar infrastructure bill. he went to capitol hill for a private meeting with lawmakers, saying they'd get a deal done at some point.
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