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this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at eight. labour plans for power — it says it's ready to deal with whatever is thrown at it — even a run on the pound. if we're going to move into government we need to know, a, what we're going to do, that's set out in our manifesto and we're putting a lot more detail into that, that's what this conference is about and that's what all the policy developments are about, but also look at all the scenarios that we might face. thousands of children harmed in the womb by valproate, today some mothers give evidence at a public hearing in london. you will laugh on the other side of yourface. england all rounder ben stokes is arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm —
the ashes squad is announced tomorrow. tributes paid to the coronation street star liz dawn, known as vera duckworth, who died at the age of 77. duckworth, who died at the age of 77. in downing street —— theresa may and the eu's progress, but there has been a change of approach. also this hour, it's best known for its vacuum cleaners, now dyson plans to hit the road. the british engineering firm reveals its secret two—billion pound plans to develop what it calls a "radical" electric car. the grown—up only known the internet, but is generation z misunderstood? internet, but is generation z misunderstood 7 a internet, but is generation z misunderstood? a news feed special coming up at nine o'clock. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn has said it's right for the party to be planning for every eventuality if it
gets into power — including a possible run on the pound. it follows comments from his shadow chancellor last night that his team were preparing for a range of scenarios including a potential adverse reaction from the markets. mr corbyn, speaking to the bbc, denied that his plans for the economy might scare business away. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports from the party conference in brighton. they want radical. they want him. but what would it take next time for the whole country to choose jeremy corbyn as our prime minister? would he be more radical or less? what do you think it is that will lead you to victory? is it to be more radical or to dig into the manifesto you put forward in june? i think it's actually our manifesto that sets out the parameters of what we are trying to do, which is challenge inequality and injustice, and the first time in many decades, a political party is putting forward something that does seriously challenge levels of inequality and injustice
within our society. but listen to what his closest ally thinks the consequences just might possibly be. what happens if there is such and such a reaction? what if there is a run on the pound? what happens if there is this concept of capital flight? your shadow chancellor suggested last night that however unlikely, because of the scale of the changes you might want to make, you might have to prepare for a run prepare for the prospect of people taking money out of this country? john is right to look at these scenarios. if you're going to move into government, we need to know what you're going to do, and that is set out in the manifesto and we are putting more detail into that. that's what the conference is about. but also look at all the possible scenarios we might face. that's a realistic scenario, there would be a run on the pound ? there has been a run on the pound in the last two years. effectively.
he was suggesting, however unlikely, as he said, people might want to take money out of britain if you were elected. why do you think people would do that? i would hope they would recognise that we want an investment led economy. that we are going to increase taxation to corporations and the very wealthy in order to invest in the education of our children, invest in improvements in health care. as a potential prime minister, do you worry that might scare business away? no, it's not going to scare people away. john mcdonnell also said you might have to be prepared for what happens when or if they come for us. who are they? i think they are people john probably doesn't like! he would be your chancellor, your strong political ally, and you have worked with him for decades. it sounds like you are preparing for people who might come and attack you.
isn't leading the country bringing people together? it is about bringing people together but it's about changing the terms the agenda. now well used to the photo opportunity, there is no questionjeremy corbyn has changed the terms of labour's conversation. nationalisation, taking all pfi projects into public hands, funding for an nhs winter crisis and hundreds of extra billions of borrowing and higher taxes for the rich. but how has it changed him? this is your third conference as leader. a very different environment. has it changed you? i'm even busier than i have have been. i've always been pretty busy in my life. your critics say is your party is now behind you off because of the advances at the election. do you think you have won the ultimate inside the labour party? i stood as leader challenge the concepts of
austerity and economic injustice and inequality in this country. i was proud to stand and pleased to be elected. you have won the argument in the labour party. the argument in the party has been about our role as a party and rejuvenating our economy and society. it's really exciting. exciting for him, exciting for many here. yet even senior labour figures harboured doubts, is this a powerful fad, or really the government of the future? is there a sense from delegates that mr mcdonnell shouldn't have revealed as much as he did last night about labour's plans if he gets into power? i think what is clear, labour does not want a run on the pound, not what they want to happen as a result of their policies. what is
significant, they believe changes they will bring about to this country might get a considerable amount of pushback, so dramatic they need to prepare for all sorts of consequences. it is clear the policiesjohn mcdonnell consequences. it is clear the policies john mcdonnell and jeremy corbyn bring in would create dramatic changes across the country. politically interesting. obviously very different, this is a different party to the labour party we have seen past. you think back to new labour, the way tony blair brought that party back to power, so chaotically constructing economic policies. very careful about what policies. very careful about what policies they bring in. how they would affect the uk economy. this party underjeremy corbyn and john mcdonnell, clearly they are doing planning behind the scenes, but of a different nature. the impact, they believe will get some sort of pushback. the general feeling
believe will get some sort of pushback. the generalfeeling here at this conference is completely different to those we have seen before. the mood is extremely upbeat. lots and lots of energy. you stand in the auditorium listening to some of the speeches. a real feeling in their power and energy. it does feel very different. jeremy corbyn clearly widely adored by many of the membership. as we look ahead to his big speech tomorrow, he clearly has the do a lot more than win over the people in the auditorium. he has made significant progress doing that, party membership swelling to close 600,000. if he's going to be the next prime minister, labour has been pitching this this week, labour as the next government, he has to appealfar wider than as the next government, he has to appeal far wider than the auditorium, to voters right across the country. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages
at 10:40 this evening in the papers — my guests tonight are john rentoul, political columnist the independent and the public affairs consultant, alex deane. one story that may feature. breaking news coming into us. apparently the king of saudi arabia has issued an order allowing women to be given driving lessons. according to a local television network. that report was monitored by the bbc‘s monitoring service at caversham park. they are reporting saudi arabia are reporting that saudi women who have campaigned for many yea rs women who have campaigned for many years to be allowed the right to drive have been allowed the right to
get driving licences. this according to saudi arabian television. a decree from the king. very interesting story. any more on that, we will bring it to you when we get it. president trump has been holding a news conference at the white house. he's been hosting the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy. speaking to reporters donald trump said the us was ready to respond after north korea's threatened to shoot down american war planes outside its airspace. lets cross over to washington and speak to to our correspondent, gary o'donoghue. north korea, for taricco, featuring on the list of questions from journalists. let's start with north korea, the president made it clear that he believed he had been left a mess by several previous administrations, he was the guy going to sort out the mess with north korea. a few commentators who would not disagree necessarily with that analysis. some kicked down the
road, they can has been kicked down the road. now this feels very different. the urgency of the situation he was very different. the rhetoric has been ratcheted up. the risks of a conflict much more significant now. he was asked again, whether he would be prepared to use military force against north korea. we're military force against north korea. we ' re totally military force against north korea. we're totally prepared for the second option. not a preferred option. if we take that option it will be devastating, i can tell you that, devastating for north korea. that is called the military option. if we have to take it, we will. he is acting very badly. same thing that should never ever be said. we are applying to those things. it is are applying to those things. it is a reply, not an original statement, it isa a reply, not an original statement, it is a reply. you can see, freddie bellicose talk from the president. also press today on the whole
controversy around the national football league, the nfl, the fact that a lot of players are kneeling during the national anthem to protest what they say is the attitude of law enforcement, and generally black people in society, the problems facing black people in society, here. the nfl has been arguing the toss with him over this. same players have the right to do that. today he was not backing off at all. many people have died, many people horribly injured. i was at walter reed hospital recently, i saw so walter reed hospital recently, i saw so many great young people, missing legs, missing arms, so badly injured. they were fighting for our country, our flag. fighting injured. they were fighting for our country, ourflag. fighting for our national anthem. for people to this respect that by kneeling during the
playing of our national anthem, i think it is disgraceful. you have a real dichotomy. the white house saying this is disrespectful, people kneeling during the national anthem. on the other hand you have those players taking part in those protests saying we are exercising our first protests saying we are exercising ourfirst amendment protests saying we are exercising our first amendment rights, free speech to highlight what we see some social inequities in country, that people are not doing anything about. women from across europe — whose children were harmed during pregnancy by an epilepsy drug they were taking — have been giving evidence at a public hearing in london. the drug — sodium valporate — alleviates the symptoms of epilepsy but has up to a a0 per cent risk of causing autism and learning difficulties in babies. twenty thousand children are estimated to be affected in the uk alone. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson reports. annie is just two years old.
she has autism caused by the epilepsy drug sodium valproate, her mother took when she was pregnant. antonia says no one ever told her of the risks. i was heartbroken. because no one has really heard of the syndrome. and when i mention it to any health professionals, they don't actually know what it is. i have to tell them. making a difference! to date women from switzerland, belgium, france, ireland and the uk, met in london to give evidence to the uk medicines agency. some have campaigned for almost 20 years about the dangers of sodium valproate and say they are relieved somebody is finally listening. my son is 30, and to say that i have been counting the minutes until today is an understatement. she spoke emotionally at the hearing. i have been mourning my children since the day they came into my life.
and i am determined to not let this injustice happened to other families. these are some of the estimated tens of thousands of children harmed by sodium valproate across the world. the european watchdog wants to know if warnings about the drug are now reaching women. it carries a 10% risk of physical abnormalities and up to a 40% risk of autism and learning disabilities for babies the womb. what is striking is the lack of consistency even now in each country. in britain there are written warnings on the outside of packets. in france, in contrast, there is this unmistakable symbol. but in ireland, women say they are still being given these powerful pills in plastic bags. i represent a french victims. one of those who gave evidence today was this french mother, whose two children have been harmed. i met her in paris. this is the drug that has harmed her? yes, this was the drug
i took in pregnancy. she has spearheaded a camp in for a compensation fund from the french government and is one of 1200 families suing the french company. there is no information about the risk and they don't inform me about that. this afternoon the company said they had acted responsibly. we have always provided the most up—to—date scientific information with the approval of the health authorities. the advice for patients is not to stop taking valproate without consulting a doctor. the european watchdog will report in december whether more needs to be done to prevent children like annie from being harmed. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. i can now speak to janet stockley pollard. she took valproate while pregnant
with herfour children. she joins us via webcam. thanks for being with us. were you warned of the possible of taking the epilepsy drug while pregnant with your four epilepsy drug while pregnant with yourfour children? epilepsy drug while pregnant with your four children? no, the first timei your four children? no, the first time i wanted to have my child, i went with my mum to see my gp. he said he was going to write to the drug manufacturers to find out whether there were any risks with me taking it in pregnancy. i went back to see him, he said they have said there was no problem at all. the only risks i needed to worry about or spina bifida, they scan so that all through the pregnancy, to check the spine. and a cleft palate. which are operable. they said the risks we re are operable. they said the risks were minimal. to not worry about it. i was told the same thing for all of
my four pregnancies. nothing became evident until after my last child was born. what are the symptoms your children are now exhibiting because you did take this drug while pregnant. well, my older two children have varying difficulties, my youngest two have autism, adhd, social communication difficulties. high anxieties. aiming their limbs, bowel problems. fatigue issues. —— pain in theirlimbs. bowel problems. fatigue issues. —— pain in their limbs. and yet doctors told you the risks were minimal? if they told you potentially the risks were, as we were saying they told you potentially the risks were, as we were saying all day, 40% potentially, getting autism, would you have continued with the pregnancies? i would have looked at other options. for me, i would
pregnancies? i would have looked at other options. for me, iwould have possibly tried changing to another medication, or tried to come medication, or tried to come medication altogether. the risk of having a seizure in pregnancy is a love lola fede 40% risk of the medication causing damage itself. —— a lot lower than a 40% risk. what are a lot lower than a 4096 risk. what are you going to do now? hopefully this will continue to move forward, the awareness will get out there. we wa nt the awareness will get out there. we want women to have an informed choice. so that they can go to a practitioner, discuss their options, it decide the best way forward for them. i know somebody who would have chosen not to have children. i am hoping this will make that possible. we just wanted to be in schools as well. so the knowledge is getting out there for four people have families. indeed, much better public
awareness campaign. we know the varying degrees to which women are informed about the dangers of taking this drug while pregnant. janet stockley, thank you for your time, thanks forjoining us. the coronation street actress liz dawn, who played the character vera duckworth for more than thirty years has died. she was seventy seven. she first appeared on the long running soap in 1974. herfamily said she had been "the love, light and inspiration" in their lives. judith moritz looks back on her life and career. to many they were coronation street. the duckworths. jack and vera. the perm, the gravelly voice, funny and fiery. she was eight coronation st fixture for more than 30 years. you'll laugh on the other side of yourface! liz dawn made vera her own, but the actress who began life in leeds as sylvia butterfield first worked in a variety of otherjobs, from cinema usher it
to shoe sales girl before getting her break as a nightclub singer. the money were good. i had three children of school age. i actually really did it for money to sing at the weekend. it meant that she was believable. an authentic character on the cobbles. liz had lived a life before coronation street, singing and having children and being a mother and wife. she had left this life. she brought all that to her character because she was such a beautiful human being. aren't you going to carry her over the threshold? liz dawn created one of the soap's famous female icons, up there alongside hilda ogden, in a sharples and bet lynch. as ken barlow, bill roach was her co—star for three decades. i wouldn't call her a strong woman in that sense, but she was a very strong character and a very lovable character. and one of the main...
what do we call, the classic characters of coronation street. she was definitely one of those. a legend? a legend in deed. admiring my stone cladding, aru? admiring my stone cladding, are you? certainly eye—catching. her personality is still written large in the fabric of the street, the garish blue and stone cladding at number nine, her edition in 1989 to the horror of her neighbours. but still here as a legacy today. you've never loved anybody else. i've never loved anybody else. shall i go get your slippers? as jack and vera duckworth, liz dawn and bill tarmey were a true double act, making them a firm favourite with coronation street fans like michael adams, who writes a blog about the subs. who writes a blog about the soap.
the comedy scenes with bill tarmey, who played jack, they had great comic timing. i always render laughing stock what liz dawn's family say they are bereft. her colleagues say she will always be a true coronation street legend. the actress liz dawn who has died at the age of 77. a former director on coronation street joins a former director on coronation streetjoins me a former director on coronation street joins me now. a former director on coronation streetjoins me now. terry, thank you forjoining us. did you direct any of the amazing episodes with her throwing the china duck atjack? or talking about her fabulous stone cladding? one or two of them, i met in 97, when i during the show. i knew her for about 18 years, remarkable human being. so many people pay tribute to her today. i just feel she and bill, who played
jack, they work coronation street realty. she will be very much missed. she took such an interest, particularly with the young actors coming into the series. she leaves behind a legacy of fantastic comic scenes. the character of vera duckworth, it was up there with hilda ogden, bet lynch, iconic strong northern women. testament to her skill. as an actress. most certainly. she had a special relationship with jack. she had a fantastic relationship with some of the other actors. i did a scene with her and roy barraclough. on paper the scene read like nothing. all she had to do was pick up the phone, say here, there is a phone call for you. we were in the studio, recording the
scene, she picked up the phone, saying, there is a nancy on the phone for you. roy barraclough said, yes. hejust gives phone for you. roy barraclough said, yes. he just gives you some sort of idea about the way she played with other actors, the relationship she had with them. part of her charm and brilliance was bringing a lot of her own life into the character. she was married, had children. was a singer, worked her way up. brought a lot of the real—life experiences to her character? most definitely. somebody new report mentioned earlier about the stone cladding. probably not a street in the uk that you drive down the stone cladding, leaving that is vera duckworth's house. she touched a pulse somewhere within the nation. when the cladding appeared. it
became part of her as a character. the relationship with the actor playing jack duckworth, where they friends off—screen? playing jack duckworth, where they friends off-screen? very much so. the two of them were consummate professionals. whenever you walked into the green room, the material you see on screen hides a lot of the work they put into those scenes. they were fiercely proud of those characters, and looked after them. you would often find them in corners of the studio, checking their timing, going over the line. she had a fantastic sense of timing, she was not aware of how funny she was, i occasionally would work on a scene, andi occasionally would work on a scene, and i would be laughing, and you could not explain that. in trims it asa could not explain that. in trims it as a performer. the relationship between the two of them absolutely fantastic. perfect on—screen marriage. terry, thank you for
joining us on a very sad day. the president of the european union council says there has not been significant progress made in the talks in relation to trade. donald tusk — who met theresa may in downing street today — was speaking as a fourth round of negotiations were under way in brussels. if you ask me, and if today member states ask me, i would say there is no sufficient progress yet. but we will work on it. the actor tony booth has died at the age of 85. if you are brought up having to
steal to meet it becomes part of your education. he was best known for his role as mike in the bbc sitcom ‘till death us do part‘ — in a forty year career in film and television. he was also a political campaigner — and father of tony blair's wife, cherie booth. tony booth — who's died at the age of 85. the technology company dyson has revealed plans to build an electric car. the firm, which is famous for its vacuum cleaners, will develop the battery powered vehicle at its headquarters in wiltshire and plans to launch it in 2020. despite the announcement, little is known about the vehicle and sirjames dyson said in an email to employees today: the project will grow quickly from here but at this stage we will not release any information. competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce and we must do everything we can to keep the specifics of our vehicle confidential. so why the announcement now? our transport correspondent richard wescott explains why the lid has finally been lifted on dysons electric ambitions... they said it was difficult talking
to contractors, saying we were working on something, we can't tell you who we are. the contractors that we cannot talk to you until you tell us we cannot talk to you until you tell us who are. all they wanted was tired to test the car. they could not get to the point where they could open up to the tyre manufacturers. they said life was easier if they come out and admit it, for 2.5 years they have been working on an electric car. let's talk to robert llewellyn, writer, broadcaster and presenter of fully charged, a video series on electric cars and renewable energy... good to see you, thanks for being with us. no surprise, rumours flying around for ages that dyson was working on the electric car? yes, a lot of rumours and talk, certainly people working in the automotive industry i know having talking about it quite openly for a long time. i almost got to the point where i forgot about it, thinking they are
not doing it. they are developing a new vacuum cleaner. very good news. sign it has come out. they basically could not get supplies to give them the kind of material they needed because the supplies did not know what they were giving them the materials for. yes, must be incredibly difficult to bring out a new thing is big and complicated as a car with as many components, it needs from so many different sources, material from needs from so many different sources, materialfrom different sources, materialfrom different sources, to manage to do that and keep it secret, pretty much impossible. proved to be impossible because they had to announce it. pa rt because they had to announce it. part of a problem with developing a vehicle like this, for any manufacturer, it is all very well having the vehicle, but you need infrastructure to make it really work and make it economically viable for people to want to buy and investing. the problem is, not enough charging stations. basic infrastructure issues like that. it isa
it is a very common comment. not strictly speaking accurate any more. in 2010 you would be absolutely right in saying there isn't an infrastructure. you can now drive from lands end literally tojohn o groats in a car that has a 70 mile range, it would take way too long and would be stupid but as possible, there are charging points and every motorway services in the uk, there are 100,000 chargeable points in the country, being installed quickly, the shell company is putting rapid charges in every one of its garages, they are opening an electric vehicles filling only stations in london. the technology is running out as the number of electric cars increases, so it's not quite true that there is not the infrastructure. there needs to be more, more thought behind it and thought as to how you charge big numbers of electric cars, that needs
to be done as well, there's a wonderful project called electric mission showing how you can charge numerous cars in one area so several numerous cars in one area so several neighbours can charge their cars and not melt the grid or blow it up as the press sometimes says. james dyson says he believes there needs to be more infrastructure for his vehicle to work. his talk about getting this up and running in 2020, does that sound feasible. i'm not an expert on how quickly and radically you can develop a new electric vehicle as he has discussed in the past potentially with a new battery technology, solid—state batteries which is what is talked about, the companies had experience in developing high powered motors and battery technology. assuming at the last two and a half years they've focusing on. i hope they're focusing on something that is new and a
challenge to existing manufacturers of electric cars and also a motivating force all car manufacturer is to start getting the electric cars, they don't need to get them into gear because they don't have gears! but to start mass—producing them. don't have gears! but to start mass-producing them. robert, we know what you meant, mate. brilliant. good to have your insight. robert llewelyn, writer presenter on electric cars. before the weather, some breaking news. remember the story from yesterday, about a teacher, a member of staff, at an academy in humberside, near scunthorpe, being academy in humberside, near scu nthorpe, being stabbed. academy in humberside, near scunthorpe, being stabbed. a 16—year—old girl has been charged with attempted murder. it was a welfare officer who was stabbed at the winterton community academy near scunthorpe on humberside. that's according to humberside police.
charges for a 16—year—old girl after that stabbing at winterton community academy. now time for the weather. let's get the latest with matt taylor. cloud tonight, parts of england will turn mystical meals especially, some patches of fog across eastern areas with light winds. more breeze in northern scotland, and restored wednesday on a mild note, temperatures in double figures. the much of scotland and england a similar story, compared with today, sunny spells, one or two isolated showers, northern ireland turns a bit wetter, through the afternoon wales and south—west england, wetter, breezy, the heaviest rain on the hills, could be some minor flooding, pushing eastwards after a fine day to bring a wet night across
much of scotland and england. lingering into thursday across parts of eastern england, for most, thursday will be dry and sunny again, less muggy bed feeling pleasa nt again, less muggy bed feeling pleasant enough when you have the sunshine. goodbye for now. now for a look at the sports news with hugh. it's the second set of group matches in the champions league this evening, three british clu bs league this evening, three british clubs in action. after drawing the opening match liverpool have travelled 2000 miles in search of three points against spartak moscow. loris karius is in goalfor cup matches and could have done more to stop fernanda's opener in the first half. philippe coutinho is back in the groove, he was played in by sadio mane and made no mistake with the finish. it's1—1 at sadio mane and made no mistake with the finish. it's 1—1 at the break. spurs and cyprus to face appalling the cosier dosh paul nicosia. kane
has kept up his good goal—scoring form with a neat finish to give them the lead at half—time. in the same group as liverpool sevilla lead 2—0 against maribor. in group f manchester city's home match with ukrainian champions shakhtar donetsk is goalless, while gareth bale has got the openerfor is goalless, while gareth bale has got the opener for real madrid in their match away to borussia dortmund. not good news england's cricketers, they'll be without ben stokes when they'll be without ben stokes when they take on the west indies in the fourth one—day international tomorrow. he has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm at a nightclub in bristol early yesterday. more from joe wilson. the most talented all—round cricketer in england, maybe in the world, ben stokes england, maybe in the world, ben sto kes ca n england, maybe in the world, ben stokes can win matches when he bowls and when he bats. children in delhi wa nt to
and when he bats. children in delhi want to be him. in the early hours of monday morning ben stokes was in this part of bristol after england had played a match in the city. he is under investigation for causing actual bodily harm. ben was arrested in the early hours of monday morning 25th september following an incident in bristol. he was held overnight and released under investigation without charge late on monday. the west indies are training here before their match with england at the oval tomorrow. before the game, there is a major announcement. right here, england will name their squad to play australia in the ashes. they say they will pick players on the normal basis of form and fitness. therefore we can assume ben stokes will be in the squad. ben stokes is a man in demand, talented, well paid, you will see his face and posters at the oval. one of the teams most marketable figures. well
known to possess a passionate temperament that can at best compliment his talent. england will be desperate not to lose ben stokes. but his immediate future is in the hands of the police. joe wilson, bbc news, at the oval. one of britain's most—successful olympians, jason kenny, has revealed he secretly retired after rio 2016 but has now decided to reverse his decision. the six—time gold medallist said he walked away from track cycling because the sport had taken its toll on him physically and mentally. however, he now says a year off — and becoming a father — has helped him change his mind. i ended up kind of training again because i enjoyed it, we've got a gymnasium at home so laura can train because she always intended to come back and she still does. and i kind of thought i might try a comeback myself. if she can come back why can't i. i made a few efforts, they we re can't i. i made a few efforts, they were not amazing, but i felt
light—headed when i was 18 again, refreshed. and i never thought that would come back. i thought it was an age thing. i think it may have been because i was always a bit flattened by training. and having that your ad breathed new life into me. that's all the sport for now but keep up—to—date with the champions league with five live final score, or on the bbc website app. hugh row, thank you. surviving victims of blood contamination — and the families of those that have died — have won the right to seek compensation in the high court. the case concerns imported blood—clotting products which caused haemophiliacs and others to be infected with hiv and hepatitis in the 1970s and 80s. at least 2,400 nhs patients died as a result of contamination. our health editor hugh pym gave us this update from the high court. lawyers for the claimants say it is highly significant. they tried legal action in the 1980s that got
nowhere, and they had to sign agreements then to not make further legal claims but they've always alleged there was a cover—up, documents withheld from the court, evidence held back by the department of health, that is why a new leader hearing is required. the government's lawyers in court today said it was necessary because theresa may has already announced, a few months ago, a full public inquiry into the scandal. the victims say they are not sure what that'll cover and they want a judge to look at everything in their case that they were given leave to take it forward as a class action to be heard in the new year at the high court in front of a judge with 500 claimants signed up to it in which is said to be the worst disaster in the history of the nhs, patients given contaminated blood and contracting hiv and hepatitis c. three men who were arrested by detectives investigating the parson's green terrorist attack have been released and will face no further action. the three, in their twenties
and thirties, were detained in newport and cardiff. it means that of the seven people arrested as part of the investigation, six have now been released and one has been charged with attempted murder. a 28—year—old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with stabbing a muslim surgeon outside a mosque. ian anthony rook was charged with causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon. consultant nasser kurdy was attacked from behind as he walked to altrincham islamic centre in hale, cheshire, just before 6pm on sunday. a new survey suggests many young adults, who are members of so—called generation z and aged 16—22, believe older people view them as lazy and social media obsessed, and it's not true. the findings are from newsbeat. almost four in ten generation zeders describe themselves as hard working. many are also more optimistic about their future compared
to other generations, with 25% saying they'll have a better life than older people. today, teenagers are often told they'll struggle for work and should give up on the hope of ever owning their own home, but a survey by ipsos mori which spoke to 1,000 16—to—22—year—olds and 2,000 from older generations suggests a quarter of generation z are optimistic about their future. i spoke to this group in birmingham. success, ithink, is measured in a different way for our generation. it is almost labelled as, if you are able to make a living or survive off something that you want to do and you enjoy, i think that is labelled as success. the older generation not being optimistic toward us, what kind of effect does that have on the younger generation? like, if you are constantly told you are the doomed generation, you're not going to do very well, what kind of message or energy is that passing towards you? austerity has been a big part of this generation's upbringing. in spite of this, though, they are accused of being lazy. i think people stereotype and think teenagers in 2017 are lazy or all on their phones, but if you look and go to colleges,
the people who want to succeed will succeed and if some people, bothered to work, i mean, that is their loss. one of the biggest differences between generation z and those that have gone before it is the changing attitude towards sexuality. two—thirds of 16—to—22—year—olds say they are only attracted to people of the opposite sex. that's a big drop when compared to the 88% of baby boomers. i think our generation genuinelyjust does not care. they don't see couples and go, that's a straight couple, that's a gay couple, we just think, that's a couple, those two people are in love and it doesn't matter. no one cares. it's like, you just want to be who you are. if someone's happy, who cares? there is some agreement on the issues that are most important to britain, though, with all generations putting the nhs and making the economy work after brexit top of their list. and you can watch that special live newsbeat debate. . ..generation misunderstood? at 9pm on the bbc news channel and you can listen too, on radio 1. the headlines on bbc news.
labour says it's ready to deal with any eventuality if the wins power, even a run on the pound. saudi arabia's king salman issues an order allowing women to be given driving licences, according to state media. theresa may and the eu's donald tusk have held brexit talks, he says there's been no real progress, though there has been a change of approach from the uk. more than a quarter of parents who've adopted children say they can't cope. research for the bbc and the charity, adoption uk, found that a majority of those questioned said their child had been violent. graham satchell has been speaking to one couple who experienced problems after bringing up a little girl almost eight years ago. you may find some of the details upsetting. jane and keith met late in life and wanted their own family. they tried ivf, which failed, and then they decided to adopt. she was very cute, very bright.
she had a strong mind. and then things after that started getting more and more challenging. we have a lot of empathy, a lot of love to give, but nowhere did we imagine that to adopt would be as awful as it was. by the time their daughter louise was six, jane and keith were struggling to cope. we've changed the names of everyone involved to protect their identity. it just became a fight every day. she would punch you, she would hit you, she would run away, she would spit at you and it wasn't just one incident a day, it was about 30. around 5,500 children are adopted in the uk every year. radio 4's file on four programme conducted a survey with the charity adoption uk. almost 3,000 adoptors responded. it's not a representative sample and the results are just a snapshot,
but they show that almost two—thirds of families said their child had displayed aggressive behaviour. a third believed they didn't receive full and correct information about their children before the adoption and a quarter said their adoption is at risk of breakdown, or had already been disrupted. after years of struggle, jane and keith reached breaking point. their relationship was at risk. they decided to hand louise back to the care of the local authority. it was heartbreaking because you feel like you're a failure, you feel like you're to blame, but the trauma hasn't come from you, you've just tried to fix it, to mend it. we received a report fairly recently. there were allegations that louise witnessed her birth father raping and beating her birth mother and allegations that her birth father beat and burnt louise with cigarette stubs. and if we'd been given that information before we'd even said yes, we're willing to consider louise, we would have said no. we weren't equipped to deal
with sexual assault of any sort. they have to give you all the facts before you decide and this was obviously a glaring gap. since she's been back in care, she's had a team of about eight people, various foster carers, therapeutic teams, psychologists, psychiatrists. had we had all the support she has now... we'd have had a fighting chance. ..we would have had a chance. jane and keith's local authority told the bbc they provide an extensive range of support and training and that they share all the information they have about a child prior to placing them with a family. the department for education in england told us help is available for families through the adoption support fund and they are spending £28 million on it this year. many adoptions do work, but campaigners say families like keith and jane simply aren't getting the help they need. the king of saudi arabia has visited
decree allowing women to drive from the first time, cystic media. this brings to an end the country's status as the only country in the world where women driving is forbidden. we can speak now to the political analyst dina hamdy who lived in saudi arabia for ten years. a momentous day! indeed, historical. this has been for a long time as one in the side of the kingdom. that is why it is getting such limelight and positive coverage around the world, i think. although it wasn't the only issue on the human rights and women's rights and gender, when it comes to saudi arabia, indeed it is historic. i believe the time is
opportune and long do. why is it happening now. several reasons in my opinion. first i think it comes in the middle of a gulf crisis. unprecedented crisis which could have widespread effects around the region. it comes in the middle of the crisis between the united arab emirates, saudi arabia and egypt on the one hand. saudi arabia has been a key catalyst in this crisis. within the kingdom there is a need to feel that there's more positive coverage of what is on in saudi arabia and should spotlight on several reforms, —— shed spotlight on reforms taken by the son of the
king. he has been the main catalyst behind these reforms in recent times, for example in the debris he appointed the first woman —— in february he appointed the first woman head of the stock exchange. an unprecedented move. not when many women in that position around the world so there was a great move. in april he clipped the wings of the religious police, revolutionary in my opinion because the religious establishment is the linchpin of the house of saud so for the king and his son to do that is even more revolutionary. this is driven by economics. one third of the female population is unemployed. there's been a push towards more female engagement in the kingdom. it
started that this by far has been the greatest decision when it comes to female rights in the kingdom. dina hamdy, we believe it there, thank you very much. millions of puerto ricans are facing an humanitarian crisis. the islands governor says people are struggling to survive without power, fresh water or food nearly a week after hhurricane maria devastated the island. lucy hockings has this report. us sailors and marines delivering
food and water yesterday. the department of defence has evacuated more than 150 patients to the continental us but the trump administration has come under fire that recovery efforts have fallen short. where is the army? we are fed up. this is going to be a riot. hundreds of people have been sleeping at the airport in sanjuan, waiting for a flight. some did make it out. it's purely a miracle. but we will go back to rebuild. and denied president trump road on twitter that much of the island was destroyed with billions of dollars owed to wall street and the banks which must be dealt with. food and water and medical top priorities. the governor of the island want of a crisis and said there could be an exodus of people to the mainland. a man who'd been in a vegetative
state for 15 years, has begun to show signs of consciousness thanks to an experimental therapy. the pioneering treatment involved implanting a nerve simulator in his chest. within a month he was able to respond to simple instructions, turn his head and even follow an object with his eyes. experts say the results are potentially very exciting but say more research is needed. our medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. for 15 years the patient had not been aware of the world around him due to a traffic accident and brain injury. until this team stimulated the nerve that connects the brain to other organs, the vagus nerve. surgeons implanted a nerve stimulator in the man's test. this was linked by wire to the vagus
nerve in the neck and then an electrical pulse is introduced. after treatment the team reported that the patient could follow an object with his eyes and slowly turn his head when asked. although he remains largely paralysed and not able to talk. the image on the right shows three months after stimulation there is more activity in the key brain areas than before the implant was inserted. and this is a before and after reading of electrical activity in the brain. again on the right to the warmer colours showed greater connections at the back of the brain. this team in birmingham measured the brain activity of healthy volunteers. we're just putting in some gel into the electrodes. and in patients with severe brain injuries. they say the french research is intriguing. this is an exciting result. we have to be cautious in the way we contributed because it is only data from one
patient but and highlights the potential for future therapies for disorders of consciousness. what we need is a large group of patients with this stimulus so we can work out how it's working. kathy's brother matty spent eight years in a vegetative state, he died after a judge agreed with the family that is feeding tube should be withdrawn. she says this research may raise false hopes. the debate will be muddied because everyone reading the headlines will say, doctors have woken somebody up. whereas, to say that someone has been in a persistent vegetative state and now minimally conscious is, a lot of people think being minimally conscious is worse. the research raises ethical issues about the long—term care of vegetative patients. last week a judge in london ruled that legal permission is no longer required to withdraw feeding tubes when doctors and
relatives agree. a decision likely to be challenged. fergus was, bbc news. now the weather with matt. feel fog patches, over hills it will turn misty first, later we should see the winds strengthen into parts of ireland, fire that west of cornwall, but for most it's going to be quiet, and the misty night which sets us up for grey stuff is on wednesday, like today across much of scotla nd wednesday, like today across much of scotland and england and a lot of wales the cloud will break and such and come through. an island, west and come through. an island, west and wales and south—west england by late afternoon into evening a big change coming. much as today, sunshine of the bulk of england, temperatures reaching the high teens, may their 20s, a bit below
the teams come across the channel, into the evening rush hour, the same across south east england, rain developing, some of the heaviest along southern facing hills. edge of england of the evening try with st john, maybe some splashes of rain in the far west over northern ireland isn't looking great for the end of the day. there could be some minor flooding in parts of omagh. rain pushing east overnight, heavy bursts, grinding to a halt across central and eastern england by thursday morning. this is a bit of an east— west split the thursday morning but it will be sunny and a better day across wales and the south—west, dry with sunny spells throughout, the rain easing off towards eastern areas, it may take all day for east anglia and the south—east before things brighton. that will be the exception rather than the rule. this day afternoon dry, sunny and pleasant in the sunshine, two bridges in the mid to
high teens. bigger changes towards the end of the week, the weather livens up, the clash of tropical air coming out to the atlantic from cooler airbrushing out of canada, as those to meet, thejet cooler airbrushing out of canada, as those to meet, the jet stream as it pushes across the atlantic towards us. a vigorous low—pressure system results, this will stay away from us on friday, stronger winds will push another active weather front from west to east, quicker than the one west to east, quicker than the one we will see in the next 24 hours. bursts of rain for everywhere to friday, sunshine and showers following, sunshine and showers into saturday before something wet and windy arrives on saturday. goodbye for now. in the moment we will be joining radio one's newsbeat for a live debate about 16—22 —year—olds and how they feel they are generation misunderstood. first, a recap of the
main stories today. jeremy corbyn says it's right for the labour party to plan for every eventuality if it wins power including a possible run on the pound. it follows comments from his shadow chancellor that the tea m from his shadow chancellor that the team were preparing for a range of scenarios including a potential adverse reaction from the markets to some liberal policies. women from across europe whose children were harmed during pregnancy by an epilepsy drug they were taking have given evidence at a public hearing in london. the drug, sodium valproate, it the symptoms of epilepsy that has up to a 40% risk of causing autism and learning difficulties and babies. 20,000 children are estimated to be effected in the uk alone. and coronation street actress liz dawn, who played vida duckworth for more than
30 years, has died aged 77. she first appeared on the soap in 1974. herfamily say first appeared on the soap in 1974. her family say she had been the love, light and inspiration in their lives. in birmingham fora in birmingham for a live radio one debate. faces —— this is newsbeat, we're live on radio one and the bbc news channel for a different bbc news debate programme. all day 16—22 —year—olds have taken no telling us about the biggest issues in their life, hopes for the future, to whether other generations have got them wrong. hello, i'm a musician, social media is integral to my career, but some
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