this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at 2pm: president trump says he may rewrite the travel ban on people from seven mainly muslim countries, after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts. we'll win that battle, but we also have a lot of other options including just filing a brand new order on monday. labour issues formal written warnings to frontbench mps, who defied jeremy corbyn in the commons brexit vote. lessons in cyber security for school children in england, aimed at boosting defences against attacks. also in the next hour: a further 240 pilot whales become stranded on a new zealand beach. conservationists say it's the country's worst beaching for 100 yea rs. country's worst beaching for 100 years. more than 300 whales have died in recent days. and in half an hour, inside out. good afternoon and
welcome to bbc news. president trump says he may rewrite his travel ban, after his initial attempt to bar travellers from seven mainly muslim countries was blocked by the courts. but he said he hasn't ruled out an appeal to the supreme court over his original directive. it's unclear what his new immigration plan might look like. david willis sent this report. after a federal appeals court backed a stay of his executive order, donald trump vowed he would see his opponents in court. speaking on air force one, en route to his weekend retreat in florida, the president revealed he was actively weighing other alternatives. we'll win that battle, but we also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand—new
order on monday. i like to surprise you. we need speed for reasons of security, so it could very well be that we do that. unveiled at the end of a frantic first week in office, the original order suspended america's refugee programme and banned travellers from seven majority muslim nations from entering the united states. it caused chaos at airports and sparked protests across the country. quite how the white house might rewrite the order isn't clear, although lawyers would almost certainly have to address the claim that, in its existing form, the order is unconstitutional, in that it blocks entry to the united states on the grounds of religion. mr trump has continued to insist that tough immigration measures are crucial to america's national security. david willis, bbc news, washington. well, meanwhile, president trump is holding talks with the japanese prime minister, shinzo abe, this weekend.
after meeting at the white house, the two leaders travelled to the president's estate in florida. mr trump said he's committed to the security of japan and that its alliance with washington is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the asia—pacific region. but the two leaders will also discuss the trans—pacific trade deal, which mr trump has said the us will abandon. we'll be hearing from a political a nalyst we'll be hearing from a political analyst just a little we'll be hearing from a political analystjust a little later in the programme. stay with us for that. labour frontbenchers, who defied jeremy corbyn in the commons brexit vote, will be sent a formal written warning, but they will not be sacked. mr corbyn had ordered his mps to vote to back brexit. but 52 labour mps rebelled in wednesday's vote, including 14junior frontbenchers. let's talk now to our political correspondent, tom barton. tom, these letters, how unusual is
this? it is pretty unusual. normally if you're a member of the frontbench, either in the opposition 01’ frontbench, either in the opposition or the government and you vote against a three—line whip, the most serious instruction from your pa rty‘s serious instruction from your party's leadership, then one of two things happen: you resign or you're fired. to be let off with nothing more than a formal written warning is incredibly unusual. these 1a mps will be written to in the next few weeks being told they must comply with the whip in the future. that is a long way short of the much more traditional route of firing them. why have they been let off?‘ traditional route of firing them. why have they been let off? a number of reasons. i thinkjeremy corbyn from the moment that labour said that they were going to impose a three—line whip was very sympathetic to the position a lot of the mps we re to the position a lot of the mps were in. almost all of these mps are
from constituencies where the result in the referendum was very heavily in favour of in the referendum was very heavily infavourof remain, in the referendum was very heavily in favour of remain, 70%, 75% in the referendum was very heavily infavour of remain, 70%, 75% in some cases. i think this is a very unusual situation. they felt that they had to represent the views of their constituents, particularly as in some cases they're defending small majority, when it comes to the next election. i think this was a particularly unusual situation and the leadership felt they didn't want to push them away. 0n the leadership felt they didn't want to push them away. on top of that, it's worth bearing in mind that jeremy corbyn has effectively a human resources challenge ahead of hi. 0f human resources challenge ahead of hi. of him. a significant number of his backbenchers say they don't want to be part of his top team. they don't want to work with him. so, finding an extra 1a people from within the ranks of those backbenchers might have proved to be
quite difficult. three whips, the people responsible for party discipline, were among the mps who voted against the bill. who difficult is that going to be for them to impose discipline in the future? it's an extraordinary situation. they are going to be in the next few weeks going around talking to their colleagues, trying to basically persuade them to follow rules that they've just broken themselves. that is a very, very strange situation. they could find that actually their job becomes quite difficult. actually, for them, that may be an issue. but it's more ofan that may be an issue. but it's more of an issue really forjeremy corbyn. if he's trying to maintain party unity, and people are refusing to do what his whips say, that's going to make his situation very difficult. for now, thank you. a 16—year—old boy has died after he was stabbed in a busy street in leeds. the police believe the attack may
have been filmed on mobile phones. the victim was found stabbed in harehills lane yesterday afternoon. he died later in hospital. thousands of british school children are to be offered intensive lessons in cyber—security, to encourage more teenagers to pursue a career in defending the country from online attacks. it's hoped almost 6,000 pupils aged 1a and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five—year pilot. here's tom symonds. daniel kelly's a convicted teenage hacker, facing a jail sentence. in 2015, he took part in the massive digital break—in at the phone company talk talk. but what if his potential had been harnessed at an earlier age? he might have ended upjoining a new breed of apprentices learning the cyber security trade like these at bt‘s headquarters. with that in mind, the government is putting up £20 million,
for nearly 6,000 schoolchildren aged 1a and above to take four hours of cyber security lessons after school each week. we think that will help seriously with this shortage of cyber skills that we've got. now, of course, we will always keep it under review, in case this needs to get bigger, but getting it going on that scale, i think shows serious ambition to make sure that we can have the pipeline of talent that we will need in the years ahead. while the police are stepping up the fight, this is not a threat which can be defeated on the ground by raiding the hackers. the cyber crime battlefield will be online and britain's gchq will be its command centre. 58,000 people are now employed in the growing anti—hacking industry. but more will be needed and the government knows it has to start finding them when they are young. veterans have welcomed the government's decision to shut down a £34 million probe
into allegations of abuse made against british troops in iraq. a report yesterday blamed the ministry of defence for allowing law firms to bring cases on an industrial scale, many of which were not backed by evidence. sergeant brian wood of the princess of wales' royal regiment was wrongly accused of war crimes, after a fierce battle with insurgents in iraq in 200a. he says allegations against troops were not properly scrutinised before being pursued by the inquiry. they should have looked into them into so much detail before releasing it as into so much detail before releasing itasa into so much detail before releasing it as a public inquiry. now going into a courtroom, you know, i've never had — i've never been in that situation before, never. having to be cross—examined in an intimidating environment like that, people questioning, and questioning my actions, i sort of questioned my actions, i sort of questioned my actions also, because i was getting
told that many times that i potentially did it wrong. i started to think — did i do it wrong? ijust knew that me and my fellow soldiers and my regiment‘s integrity and values and standards of the british army were of the highest order. the government has defended its handling of the inquriy. veterans minister mark lancaster, said the ministry of defence had stepped in as soon as it could. i hope everybody accepts that the government does have a duty to investigate allegations, that's precisely why, in good faith, this tea m precisely why, in good faith, this team was set up. clearly, after the inquiry, it became clear when the judge gave his judgment that he felt many of the allegations simply lacked any basis whatsoever. it was at that point that the government took the unprecedented step to report phil shiner that. process has taken some two years. i regret it's taken some two years. i regret it's ta ke n two taken some two years. i regret it's ta ken two years. taken some two years. i regret it's taken two years. but at least we now have a positive outcome. there will be lessons to be learned from this
as we move forward. it's taken a lot longer than i would have hoped for. nonetheless the government has taken positive action. today we see the outcome of that. reports from iraq say three people have been killed after police forces protecting baghdad's fortified green zone fired at protesters who were heading to the area. the demonstrators, who had gathered in their thousands in the heart of the capital — were demanding electoral reform ahead of provincial elections due in september. now to our lead story with donald trump saying he may rewrite the presidential order imposing restrictions on travel to the united states. we' re restrictions on travel to the united states. we're joined now restrictions on travel to the united states. we'rejoined now by restrictions on travel to the united states. we're joined now by the professor of politics at the university of virginia. thanks so much forjoining us here on bbc news. how likely do you think the president is to issue another executive order? that appears to be
the (inaudible) the route that they have chosen. they may still appeal the earlier court decisions. i think they're more likely to issue a new executive order. if they do that, how different will it have to be from the first order to avoid legal challenges? it must be substantially different. it will have to be much more carefully and narrowly tailored than the first one. even that may not pass muster in the courts. we'll just have to see. can a president effectively just keep just have to see. can a president effectivelyjust keep issuing executive orders, how does it work? yes. a president can issue a new executive order at any time. he can revoke executive order at any time. he can revo ke a n executive order at any time. he can revoke an executive order at any time. so this could continue for quite some time. it could be a game of ping pong. however at some point, it's going to be obvious to the courts the game that he's playing. there could be some reaction from the courts that would be very
unpleasant for the president. what do you mean by that? well, holding him in contempt and that may lead to potentially an effort by democrats to impeach. they don't have a majority in either house of congress, so it wouldn't go any wr. but the publicity would be something that president trump wouldn't want to presume, would prefer to avoid. that president trump wouldn't want to presume, would prefer to avoidlj appreciate you don't have a crystal ball. it would be somewhat extraordinary if the president was to be impeached over this. is that really a possibility? not as long as the republicans control both houses of congress and they do. it's simply an opportunity for democrats and maybe some republicans who are alienated from trump to state their case and attract attention. a few times they have broached the subject, but we're only three weeks into the trump presidency. this is something for much later in the term. i understand. what, if
anything, is the precedent for all of this? have we seen presidents before issuing executive orders which have been challenged in the courts? occasionally, it has happened. nothing as controversial as this executive order and never as early ina as this executive order and never as early in a presidency as this. this has been quite a shock to everybody though if you follow trump's career i don't know why it has been a shock. i'm interested in how this is playing with the population at large in america, because president trump himself has tweeted that he thinks this is one of his most popular policies. well he's simply wrong, if you care about facts. sometimes the trump tweets have no relationship with the facts. every survey that has been taken by an independent non—partisan agency has shown that a majority of americans or a solid plurality oppose the president's executive order and his decision in
this particular case. there's no question that many of trump's supporters and probably a solid majority of republicans favour what he is doing, but let's remember he lost the popular vote substantially. he got 46% of the vote and i see no evidence that this executive order or indeed many of the actions that trump has taken have the support of more than 46%. generally they have less tha n more than 46%. generally they have less than 46% support. meanwhile, president less than 4696 support. meanwhile, president trump is hosting the japanese prime minister this weekend. he's the first world leader to ride on air force one during the new president's leadership. he's planning on two rounds of golf with him. he's getting to spend quite a lot of time with him. is this a sign that mr trump is prioritising building links with asian powers rather than european ones? well, let's remember that prime minister abe is simply travelling along a trail blazed by prime minister theresa may. she decided to get in
early, to see president trump very quickly, to cosy up to him. to stroke his rather large ego and it worked for her, at least in terms of the relationship with trump. it caused problems in britain. as far as prime minister abe is concerned, he wants to make sure that he doesn't end up like china or mexico, in the cross—hairs of the trump administration. a final question, have you seen the hand shake between the two leaders, because it does appear at the end that shinzo abe, after being clutched fervently rather rolls his eyes. i wonder how you interpreted that? well, you'd be surprised how many millions of people roll their eyes when they see president trump, whether they‘ re embraced by him or not. you said it, good to talk to you, thanks. thank you. the headlines on bbc news:
the donald trump says he could submita the donald trump says he could submit a new executive order in the coming days. 14 labour front—benchers, who defied jeremy corbyn in the commons brexit vote, have been told they will be allowed to keep theirjobs — but have received formal written written warnings. a further 240 pilot whales have become stranded on a remote beach in new zealand. more than 300 died after becoming beached on thursday. volunteers in new zealand say a further 240 whales have become stranded on a beach on the country's south island. hundreds have already died in one of the biggest ever mass strandings in the country's history. it's hoped they'll be able to swim to safety during the next high tide. you might find some of the scenes in this report by kathryn stanchesin distressing. doing whatever they can to help
before it's too late. these volunteers have been working for many hours, trying to keep the whales cool as they lie stranded. some say singing also helps to keep them calm, but what they really need is high tide. very quickly this tide has come racing in, and now we're all up to our knees, some people are up to their waists in water, and we're starting to get a bit of floating, and we're just helping assist the whales with their breathing until the water gets deep enough they can swim. this is one of the worst whale strandings in new zealand's history. 400 whales came into farewell spit on thursday. rescuers managed to refloat100 of them, but they failed to stop another stranding of 240. scientists don't know for sure why beaching happens. the whales could simply have become lost. one theory is that if a single whale gets stuck, others follow its distress signal. but once it has happened, it can lead to devastation. for those ones that restrand
there's very little chance they will ever swim away, so we have to euthanise those ones there. we do hope they coral their resources and head back out to sea. it's very difficult to manage that part of it, but dealing with the ones that are let is quite an issue. efforts are stood down overnight for safety reasons, but the logistics of trying to save these whales and then dealing with the aftermath if they can't will start again tomorrow. kathryn stanczyszyn, bbc news. campaigners have delivered a petition at downing street with 50,000 signatures calling for theresa may to allow more child refugees to come to britain. the government this week scrapped its plans to re—home thousands of unaccompanied children from syria and other warzones, after the arrival of just 150 youngsters. the campaign has been led by lord dubs, who himself came to britain as a refugee from the nazis at the age of six. the argument for child refugees
todayis the argument for child refugees today is a humanitarian argument. it doesn't depend upon the person who's putting the case. however, because i came to this country in that way, i have an emotional involvement with it. can i say this, this country's been wonderful to me in terms of the welcome i received and the opportunities i've had. i would like other unaccompanied child refugees coming here to have the same warm welcome and to be given the same opportunities. public parks are at risk of falling into neglect because the funding to maintain them is under pressure, according to a group of mps. the commons communities and local government committee says opening hours have been cut, play equipment removed and there's more litter. john maguire reports. what have parks ever done for us? we've taken up tennis. we're not very good! we're not wimbledon standard. it's got all the facilities for the kids. it feels almost wild, even though you're in the centre of london. this is very close to my house, so we don't have far to walk with the children.
it's a nice place to go with your friends, play football, play sport. it's the perfect place to walk, it's quite big and there is a cafe over there. they may be loved, but the crucial question surrounds their value, and of course their cost. so for the past six months a committee of mps has been asking that question and listening to the answers. it found that with council budgets so tight, many local parks are at a tipping point. what of their viability, what of their future? how can they be saved? instead of regarding parks as only a leisure and recreation area of service, we should be thinking about parks as big contributors to public health and to environmental policy and to community cohesion. and maybe they can be re—prioritised. but there is a fundamentally a problem about the level of cuts that local authorities have been experiencing. we started to do some work and eventually created a ten—acre nature reserve.
we have planted 60,000 trees to encourage flora and fauna. the innovation started here on the edge of the pennines, in 0ldham, more than 30 years ago. it's vital for the community to have this sort of open space. if it's looked after and maintained, it's for their benefit. as well as the nature reserve there is a community garden and a football pitch. it is the result of partnerships between the council, the charity groundwork and local volunteers. a model example of how public green spaces can determine their own future. it was a redundant piece of land, fly tipping and things like that. from that, we were able to create this community garden and help out with adding some elements to the sports pitch. it helped the group service the community a lot more, and more and more people could get involved with that. long—term it is a cost saving to the council, but the councils have to be responsible about
what they are doing. the mps are calling on the government and local authorities to ensure they have strategic lands in place for these —— plans in place for these emeralds, these green jewels —— plans in place for these emeralds, these greenjewels in —— plans in place for these emeralds, these green jewels in the crown. they believe parks must remain publicly owned, open to all and free of charge. from flood management to healthy living to biodiversity of wildlife, our parks and green spaces can be the lungs and the heart of our increasingly urbanised lives. a campaign to reunite a woman with her 150—year—old family wedding dress after a dry cleaners went bust has gone viral. tess newall was heartbroken after her great—great—grandmother‘s dress went missing, when the shop where it had been taken to be cleaned, in edinburgh, closed down. the dress, which has belonged to her family since 1870, was given to the 29—year—old
by her grandmother to wear on her wedding day lastjune. well a little earlier, we spoke to both tess and her husband alfred. i couldn't believe it. my mum called me on thursday night and told me the news. she was crying. then i burst into tears. i had a sleepless night. i felt i into tears. i had a sleepless night. ifelt i had into tears. i had a sleepless night. i felt i had to do something. i p°pped i felt i had to do something. i popped it on facebook. i've beenover whelmed by the response. brilliant. what kind of a response have you had so far then, is there anything that's looking hopeful at all? yeah, well, it's obviously been so many people reaching out and being so supportive and helpful. there's been helpful leads, there's a couple of girls who've had exactly the same situation with the same dry cleaner and the same administrators. so very similar stories. 0ne and the same administrators. so very similar stories. one of the girls had been passing the shop in
november, december time and her dress wasn't due to be ready until ours was, it takes three months. so she called the administrators and demanded to go and see her dress to find it. she was let in for one day. she found her all crumpled up in a bag in the basement. the administrator said it's lucky she came because the rest were going to be sent to auction. which obviously she was shocked at. there was nothing she could do. yeah, so, there have been a few stories similar with exactly the same cleaner and administrators. we just need some questions answered. have you been able to go into the dry clea ners you been able to go into the dry cleaners yourself then like this other girl or not? my parents have, no, well my patients haven't been inside, no. it's all boarded up. when my dad went there in mid—january, all he could do was call the administrators' number.
they've been very unhelpful. there's just no answers at all. i think i'm right in saying, it was your dad who took the dress to that dry cleaner. you've had emotional scenes on the phone with your mum, you're not cross with him at all are you? no, i'm not cross with dad. he did lots of research and it was supposed to bea of research and it was supposed to be a really good one, that had a royal warrant. it fell on hard times and it closed. it'sjust royal warrant. it fell on hard times and it closed. it's just the dealings of that have obviously been mishandled. there'll be an insurance claim and the lady who helped with alteration ises a specialist in antique lace. she will give it a value. but it's completely priceless to us. it's reallyjust a piece of ourfamily history, to us. it's reallyjust a piece of our family history, which to us. it's reallyjust a piece of ourfamily history, which i was essentially just ourfamily history, which i was essentiallyjust borrowing ourfamily history, which i was essentially just borrowing and ourfamily history, which i was essentiallyjust borrowing and it needs to have more life in it and be worn by more of us for generations to come. it's hard to think about the financial thing for now. ijust hope we can find the dress itself.
let's catch up with the weather now. it was a bit cold and dreary out there, nick. absolutely right. the temperatures really not doing very much. just above freezing across many parts of the uk. there will be no change as we go through the rest of the weekend. in fact the wind is going to pick up as well. more of this rain, sleet and some snow in the forecast. a lot of this falling across parts of south—east scotland into north—east england, away from the highest ground. it's rain at the moment, it is quite wet. we continue with the feed of moisture coming in on the strengthening wind overnight. we are more likely to get a bit of sleet and snow through north—east england, the east midlands, into east anglia. there will be significantly more than that in the peak district, into the pennines. a few spots, especially over higher ground. quitea
few spots, especially over higher ground. quite a hard frost coming into north west scotland overnight where we have clearer skies. well below freezing here. into sunday, we can see the snow into the higher parts of the pennines and peak district. again a bit of sleet and snow elsewhere. but it becomes more rain into the afternoon. a patchy outbreaks of that. even where you're dry, it's cloudy. the stronger wind makes it feel colder. hints of something milder coming back next week. we'll look at that in half an hour. nvment —— half an hour. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump says he's considering a "brand new" executive travel order after his initial attempt was overturned by the federal courts. his current order stops citizens from seven mainly muslim countries travelling to the us. labour front bench mps who defied jeremy corbyn in the commons brexit 52 labour mps rebelled in wednesday's vote,
including 11 junior shadow ministers, and three whips. the government will fund lessons in cyber security in schools in england — it's hoped that pupils will spend up to four hours a week working through "real—world challenges" in a bid to develop careers defending britain from online attacks. a further 240 pilot whales have become stranded on a remote beach in new zealand. more than 300 of the 400 original arrivals have died. volunteers have been working to refloat the whales in one of country's biggest ever mass strandings. now on bbc news, a selection of stories from inside out london.