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theresa may will update mp5 on brexit talks, amid a row over leaked comments made at a dinner with the eu president a german newspaper has claimed mrs may "begged" for help from jean—claude juncker. today the foreign secretary struck an upbeat note. i suggest humbly to our friends and partners in brussels that now is the time to get on with it. we'll bring you the latest from our correspondents in westminster and brussels. also this lunchtime. a new charge for owners of older, polluting cars to drive into london — they'll have to pay almost twice as much from today. the t—charge is the toughest vehicle emission surcharge in the world for very good reason. we need to have the most polluting vehicles off the streets of london. corals and other sea life are in danger from rising carbon dioxide levels, according to new research. sir david attenborough says the damage is already under way. there are shots of big areas of coral reef that are
white, bleached, crumbling desert. and if you have seen a coral reef and then you see that, that is enough to make you weep. coming up in the sport, ronald combe and is expected to continue as everton managerfor the and is expected to continue as everton manager for the next match on wednesday despite increasing speculation about his future. —— ronald koeman. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the prime minister is to update mps this afternoon on progress in brexit negotiations, after her meeting with eu leaders at dinner in brussels last week. but a separate meeting with the president of the european commission is now
the subject of a leaked account in a german newspaper, which claims that theresa may "begged" jean—claude juncker "for help," and appeared "anxious" and "tormented." it follows a call from the uk's biggest business lobby groups for an urgent brexit transition deal to safeguard jobs and investment. here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. prime minister, what are you putting on the table? this time last week the prime minister left downing street for brussels. her aim, to try to unblock brexit talks over dinner with seniorfigures from to unblock brexit talks over dinner with senior figures from the eu. the meal in the belgian capital was officially called constructive. then this most. an account in a german newspaper which said that mrs may, under political pressure at home, had pleaded for help from the eu. the president of the european commission reportedly said that she looked nervous and disheartened. jean—claude juncker, according to
the newspaper, said that the prime minister seemed like she had not slept for days. this morning his senior aide rejected the reports. he said... he claimed it was an attempt to frame the eu side and undermine talks. and at a press briefing in brussels, a commission spokesman said this... we have a lot of work. and no time for gossip. i have to be very clear that presidentjuncker would never have used the words attributed to him and never would have said anything like this. we have said anything like this. we have never been punitive on brexit. we have said on many occasions that we we re we have said on many occasions that we were working for a fair deal. theresa may will update mps on brexit talks here this afternoon. officially, number ten does not colleagues, but cabinet members
today have said that they are fully behind the prime minister with one saying that she is fighting to negotiate the best deal, and the government insists that tangible progress has been made. nonetheless, five prominent business groups have drafted a letter to the brexit secretary, warning of the dangers of prolonged uncertainty. the impact on jobs and investment is the same across the european union. one of the big messages from companies is get on with it, on both sides, to get on with it, on both sides, to getan get on with it, on both sides, to get an agreement by the end of transition so that we can have the all—important proper trade talks about the final deal on the first half of next year. that is a sentiment echoed by the foreign secretary, who said that he welcomed positive vibes from eu leaders after the talks last week in brussels. they have given a fair wind to the idea of themselves now discussing the new trade deal however they want to proceed. i suggest, very humbly to proceed. i suggest, very humbly to our friends and partners
to proceed. i suggest, very humbly to ourfriends and partners in brussels, now is the time to get on with it. when these leaders meet again in december they will decide whether to start discussing future relations between the uk and the eu. dauda, between now and then they will hope that conversations remain private. —— no direct between now and then. our europe correspondent damian grammaticas is in brussels. the german newspaper and a response? at that dinner a week ago, theresa may claim —— came here and someone has been briefing the german newspaper about it. it is not clear that it was someone as the eu commission said today that it was someone commission said today that it was someone trying to undermine the eu negotiating position and strategy. it seems that it was not someone directly involved in the dinner. there are plenty of people briefed about these events, diplomats and government officials and others. but what is interesting is the of the denial that we had today. the
commission saying that they don't usually comment on leaks but they would, today. that is because they are very sensitive about this, and thatis are very sensitive about this, and that is because they see the negotiations being at the very sensitive point. they remember back before the summer the details of the downing street dinner that were leaked. that caused problems. they don't want that to happen again. they feel that negotiations at the moment are stuck, deadlock over this issue of money. there are just a few weeks to make progress before december and the next crucial leaders' summit here. the issues that the eu believes that the uk site needs to grasp the issues of financial settlement. they don't believe that the uk has fully engaged with that debate either at home in the uk or addressed at the negotiating table, and that has to be done, the eu says, before any talk of transition deals, that business wants, can be entertained. they want the focus to be on that,
and not on leaks and on personalities. owners of some older cars will have to pay almost twice as much to drive into central london from today, following a new charge aimed at reducing pollution. the toxicity charge, or t—charge, will apply mainly to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006. their drivers will now have to pay £21.50 to drive in. our transport correspondent richard westcott reports. london's streets are most —— amongst the most polluted on earth. swimming in toxic nitrogen dioxide and tiny particles in visible unless you use a special camera. so, now, driving a dirty vehicle into the city during the week will cost you more. we want to change things now and not intend, 20, 50 years' to change things now and not intend, 20,50 years' time, so i am encouraging people to change their behaviour so that they stop driving the most polluting vehicles and moving to either public transport,
walking or cycling or cleaner forms of cars and vans. from today anyone crossing this lying in an older vehicle will have to pay an extra £10 for the privilege. and it looks like is already affecting behaviour. when a first talk about this scheme and debris, they said 10,000 vehicles each they would have to pgy- vehicles each they would have to pay. a few months later they are talking about only 6500 vehicles, so it suggests people are changing their cars and vans. it will affect many vehicles registered before 2006. as well as that additional £10, they pay £11 50 2006. as well as that additional £10, they pay £1150 congestion charge, so that is £2150 in total. campaigners say that it will save lives. but not everyone is happy. i think it is a bit much. i understand why they are doing it, for pollution and people going into london, but i am thinking the smaller to medium—sized businesses that have their vans, they are going to find new bands. it is going to affect a
lot of poor people, people in the poorest places and all they are going to do, that is very difficult. whoever runs a small business and can only afford to run an old van will be hammered for it. a major study last week suggested that dirty air contributed to about 50,000 deaths in the uk in 2015, giving it one of the worst records in europe. it is not just one of the worst records in europe. it is notjust a london problem. many towns and cities break eu pollution records. this is one of a raft of measures that needs to happen. we would like the government to develop a new clean air act. that would bring together things that allies to tackle this from different angles. that something we feel strongly that the government should commit to. many city leaders across britain are looking at cutting pollution. they will announce plans next year. in glasgow, there is talk ofa similarlow next year. in glasgow, there is talk of a similar low emissions zone although it is not clear whether drivers there would have to pay.
meanwhile, the london zone is being extended in a few years, with even tougher laws on who has to pay to in. —— to come in. the trial of an army sergeant accused of sabotaging his wife's parachute in order to try to kill her, has been hearing the details of text messages between him and his lover. emile cilliers denies the charges. duncan kennedy is at winchester crown court this lunchtime. emile cilliers sat and read as a police officer read out the text. they were playing the part of emile cilliers and his wife victoria as well as his mother. the prosecution claimed that emile cilliers wanted victoria to die so that he could set up victoria to die so that he could set upa new victoria to die so that he could set up a new life and that he had sabotaged the parachute at an airbase in wiltshire. victoria suffered serious injuries when her main and reserve parachutes failed to open. today in court, internet
text messages between the emile cilliers and stefanie goller were read out... other intimate texts between emile cilliers and his wife victoria were also read out, showing that victoria loved husband. it made detailed reference to their financial affairs, including debts run out bya emile cilliers. the prosecution played —— claimed that emile cilliers sever ties victoria's parachutes so that he could pay off his debts and get an insurance pay—out. he also wanted to step —— set upa pay—out. he also wanted to step —— set up a new life with stefanie goller. emile cilliers denies two cou nts goller. emile cilliers denies two counts of attempted murder. the international development secretary priti patel has said one of her ministers was right
to suggest that britons who join so—called islamic state should be killed. yesterday, rory stewart said recruits to is should not be helped to come back home. today, ms patel said she supported her colleague. the only way to deal with them is, as the secretary of state for defence has said, as rory stewart has said as well, are through the actions that we and others are taking through coalition forces, which is to clearly to kill them in the way in which, you know, the various strikes have been taking place. our defence correspondent jonathan beale is here. what are we to make of these claims? i think these comments go further than what the defence secretary has said so far which is, essentially, that if britons go to fight in iraq and syria for is, then by dint of their membership they are legitimate targets. not because they are british but because they are fighting for is. this is slightly different. it raises questions about whether there is effectively a shoot
to kill policy to target britons fighting in iraq and syria for is. rory stewart, the foreign office minister, said over the weekend that the only way to do with britons who have gone to iraq and syria to fight for them is to kill them. there are clearly concerns. what do you do with these people who have gone to fight for is, who are british citizens, when they return? that said, rory stewart has had to clarify his remarks since he made them, claiming that convert pounds will be dealt with by international law. it also goes counter to what the independent review of terrorism, max hill, has said. he says that the uk should look at reintegration, making the point that some of these people are without a fight are very naive and very young and you have got to think about ways to deal with those people. it is a controversy and it will raise questions about whether there was a deliberate policy to target britons in iraq and syria who are fighting for is. cocaine, counterfeit goods
and stolen passports are being openly traded on a uk website, an undercover investigation by the bbc has revealed. the inside out west midlands programme found widespread evidence of illegal activity on the classified ads site, craigslist. jonathan gibson has this report. in a cumbrian pub car park, i've arranged to buy some dodgy tobacco. it's counterfeit, yes? yeah. the man is advertising his tobacco on craigslist. it's a classified ads website, where i can also find drugs. in derby i've arranged to buy cocaine. £80, mate, yeah? £80, yeah. all right, mate. ideal. see you later. ok, mate. cheers. anyone can advertise on craigslist, and they do. ads for drugs sit next to ads for second—hand sofas or stolen passports. but what else is on craigslist? in manchester we filmed a woman offering to launder money. in london i met a man looking for postmen to intercept bank cards. and in slough, this guy keeps
failing his driving test, so he's placed an ad on craigslist to get someone to do it for him. the amount of organised crime sitting behind everything that you have shown there it is frightening. it's critical that the police force or the law enforcement agencies force the likes of craigslist to do something about it. craigslist refused to do an interview and the american—based company wouldn't even give us a statement. but what do the people we've filmed have to say for themselves? why are you doing it? i don't know why i'm doing it, to be honest. i'm trying to make money for my family. but not everyone hangs around to talk. the thing is, mate, iwork for the bbc and we are trying to find out, mate, why you're peddling cocaine. why is that? well, he wasn't hanging about, was he? and neither was the man
selling stolen passports. i'm not buying a passport off you, mate, because i work at the bbc and i want to know why you are selling stolen passports? the home office say they are investigating how sites like craigslist are being used by criminals to facilitate crime. jonathan gibson, bbc news. viewers in the west midlands can see more on that story on inside out on bbc one at 7.30 — and you can find all the inside out programmes across england on the bbc iplayer. the time is 60 minutes past one. our top story this lunchtime. theresa may will update mps on brexit talks, amid a row over leaked comments made at a dinner with the eu president. and still to come... an undercover fbi agent has gives a rare insight into how he infiltrated a radical islamist group. coming up in sport, lewis hamilton
edges closer to a fourth world title after winning the us grand prix. he needs a top five finish in mexico next weekend to win the championship. corals, clams and baby cod could all be affected by carbon dioxide emissions, which are making the oceans more acidic — that's the finding of a major new report. the 8—year study from more than 250 scientists has found that while there's likely to be an impact on all sea life, infant sea creatures could be particularly vulnerable. here's our environment analyst, roger harrabin. here's the effect of carbon dioxide on sea water. these bubbles contain natural co2 from an underwater volcano in papua new guinea. few sea creatures can live here because the co2 has made nearby water more acidic. swim away from those vents and what a difference. the sea's chemistry returns to normal. and wonderful reef life can thrive.
but industrial society is churning out co2 on a massive scale and the gas is being absorbed into sea water around the world. making it all more acidic. today's report warns of major impacts on sea life. this comprehensive study confirms what we've been observing globally, ocean acidification is a problem, acidity is increasing and that's notjust having an impact on the ecology which we are seeing already but it will have an impact on us as humans further down the line. take one fish we love to eat, cod. the research shows that baby cod are especially sensitive to more acidic water. it projects that if co2 levels rise unchecked, we should expect only a quarter as many cod in the seas. some species will thrive with the changes to come. the co2 will fertilise seaweed for instance but scientists have been
researching the tiny creatures that build reefs like this coral nursery i dived to in the red sea. they say coral organisms cannot stand extra acidity and they warn that unless we cut co2 emissions radically many reefs won't survive more than a few decades and this will have consequences for people. modern life will be disrupted and that will hit the fishing communities who are living on the front line who have omitted on the front line who have emitted the least carbon emissions but because of the cruel irony of climate change would—be hit first and worst. it's notjust poor people who will be affected by ocean acidification, scientists warn unless we radically cut co2 emissions the entire ocean food web will be disrupted and that in some ways, will touch all of our lives. roger harrabin, bbc news. well our science editor david shukman has been speaking to the broadcaster sir david attenborough
about his concerns about changes to the oceans. the mother walrus still needs to find a place where her young can rest. there was a very moving scene in episode one of a walrus mother trying to get her calf onto a piece of ice and there wasn't much left because it's all melting. what's your sense about the scale and rate of change in for example the arctic. i think that any sceptics that were ten years ago or 20 years ago about global warming and so on and about climate change and there were lots, must surely be diminishing almost at vanishing point when you see the evidence that we collected and the world scientists around the world have collected of what's happening to our seas. and the fact that we're responsible for that. now you talked about the fragility of the ocean and i know in one of the episodes you explore some of the threats that they face.
what for you is, if you like, the most compelling argument that they are under threat? i suppose areas of bleached coral, in the last programme in which we did with the problems facing the oceans, the last programme in which we deal with the problems facing the oceans, there are shots of big areas of coral reefs, that are white, bleached, crumbling deserts. and if you've ever seen a coral reef and you think what that once was, that's enough to make you weep. what is it that motivates you to remain engaged at this active pace, if i may say, at your age? but it's so wonderful, so astonishing, what more do you want out of life? this amazing panoply of astonishment and beauty and intricacy and wonder and areas that we don't know about. discovery in the natural world is just never
ending and a never ending delight. and david, you're obviously renowned for engaging younger audiences the natural world, what do you think about this series will most captivate younger people, what is it that you are hoping they will engage with? i suppose the complexity and the beauty of the underwater world and of the characters, the little things, the extraordinary behaviours of all these creatures doing so and they are all so beautiful and extraordinary and so unlike anything that we encounter on our dry land. the world of the underwater is just amazing. and sir david attenborough‘s new series, blue planet two, begins on sunday at 8pm on bbc one. a scottish man who was sentenced to three months in prison in dubai for public indecency has had
the case against him dropped after an intervention by the country's ruler. jamie harron — who's 27 and from stirling — was accused of touching a man's hip in a bar injuly. an undercover fbi agent has given a rare tv interview, telling how he infiltrated a radical islamist group, and helped foil an al qaeda plot to bomb the railway line between new york and toronto. the man's real identity has been disguised — he wore prosthetics and make—up for the interview. our security correspondent frank gardner reports. the longer it's on, the more it becomes part of me... this man, not his realface... as an becomes part of me... this man, not his real face... as an active undercover fbi agent this man has been given prosthetic make—up to hide his identity before giving his first tv interview about why he risked his life to expose terrorist plots. putting your or around a bad
quy plots. putting your or around a bad guy and telling him you're his best friend. getting him to commit and tell you all the secrets and all the evil inside him... and locking him up evil inside him... and locking him up that way. was much more challenging and intriguing to me and i found that was my niche. it was the 9/11 attacks in 2001 that punt attempt to offer his services to the fbi. the us muslim with egyptian pa rents, fbi. the us muslim with egyptian parents, his fluent arabic later became invaluable study using a cover name he helped convict this man and his accomplice for plotting to bomb the toronto new york railway four years ago. i put on clothes, watch, shoes, i drove his car, his wallet in my pocket, his phone is on me. and i drive to the beach and i
sit at the beach and i talk to myself and cloud like a crazy person, residing everything there is to know about this man, his company, his family, his legend, over and over. and the special adhesive... he was adamant he's not giving away any secrets but his interview his book gives an insight into a double life most of us could never imagined possible. frank gardner, bbc news. a new survey suggests a majority of people would support banning unpaid work experience which lasted longer than four weeks. the research, carried out by the social mobility commission, comes ahead of a bill in the house of lords this week which says the minimum wage should apply after a month of work without pay. our education editor branwenjeffreys is here. why has this become such an issue? partly rooted because internships have grown so much. it is thought
now there are around 70,000 every year and they are concentrated in industries like fashion, design, marketing, pr and publishing. if you've just come out of university with all those debts to pay off you might be expected to work unpaid for many months to even get to your firstjob. many months to even get to your first job. and what are the chances of anything changing? well, this is a private members' bill backed by a conservative peer, without government support its unlikely to government support its unlikely to go anywhere but i think there is a sense of momentum about this issue because the government said previously they bowl review it, they haven't come back with any solutions but of course in between we had an election in which an enormous number of young people turned out to vote motivated by a whole range of issues about the fair deal they are or are not getting. thank you. more patients should be told to go home and rest rather than take antibiotics — that's the advice of public health england.
the chief medical officer says that up to a fifth of prescriptions are unnecessary — and overuse of antibiotics is making infections harder to treat. our health correspondent james gallagher has more. bacteria like this e. coli are getting harder to treat as they evolve ways to resist antibiotics. these public health england laboratories are where the most serious infections come for analysis. this antibiotic would kill or treat an infection caused by this strain. if there is no zone at all we would say the bacterium is resistant and this drug would not be an effective treatment. if we go back to 2005—7 we were seeing these bacteria in two to four cases per year. last year we saw these resistant bacteria in over 2000 cases. if antibiotics fail then minor infections could become deadly and surgery, chemotherapy and caesareans too risky to perform. drug resistant infections are a growing problem.
5000 people were killed by such infections last year, if you take e. coli in the bloodstream, now four in ten cases can't be treated with the most common antibiotics. # antibiotics, we're wonderful pills # but don't ever think we cure all of your ills.# using too many antibiotics increases drug resistance and this tv campaign is being launched to tell people they not be given a pill every time they are ill. the majority of us will get infections from time to time and will recover because of our own immunity. the fact is that if you take an antibiotic when you don't need it, you are more likely to have an infection that the antibiotics then don't work for over the coming months. antibiotics are vital in cases like sepsis, pneumonia and bacterial meningitis but health officials said we all have a part to play in preventing the rise of resistance and for many infections, rest, liquids and paracetamol will do the
job. james gallagher, bbc news. a british man diving off the western australian coast has had an amazing escape after he was separated from his boat and was stalked by a giant tiger shark. john craig, originally from sunderland, managed to swim four and half miles back to shore. he's been speaking about what happened. ijust kept my head in the water, watched what the big tiger shark was doing and he kept coming back towards me, he would circle me, dart in, i used my spear gun to try and fend it off and try and keep it a safe distance and then ijust knew the boat wasn't coming back, my only option was to swim to shore andi knew it was you know, seven and a half kilometres to get to the beach and that's an awful long swim with a big four metre tiger shark. the sharkjust kept pace behind me, every time i looked back i could see
its huge head next to my fins and i had my spear gun pointed at my fins so it wouldn't get close enough to actually touch them. his lucky escape. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. nothing that frightening in the weather. things a lot calmer the winds lighter and it. to feel warmer, temperatures creeping up for a little bit. thanks to the south—westerly winds for that, the wind direction tending to bring warm are, bringing some pretty moist air, are, bringing some pretty moist air, a lot of cloud and outbreaks of rain. after a gloomy start today then slowly brightening