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this is bbc news and these other top stories. theresa may is about to start re—shufﬂing her cabinet with the new conservative party chairman among the changes to the team. the big beasts and the brits appears look safe but a clutch of long serving middle ranking ministers could be for the chop. united in black. the stars come together at the globe and —— golden globes to call time on hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. i want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. bbc journalist carrie that a new day is on the horizon. bbcjournalist carrie gracie speaks out about her decision to quit as china editor in protest over equal pay at the corporation. the support i've had in the last few hours over this, i think it does speak to the depth of anger for this, i think it does speak to the depth ofangerforan this, i think it does speak to the depth of anger for an equal and transparent pay system. also ahead
this hour, more disruption for real commuters. sapphic five train firms begina commuters. sapphic five train firms begin a fresh wave of strikes in disputes about the role of guards. and at disappointing end to the ashes series. england bow out to give australia a 4—0 victory. hello and good morning. welcome to bbc newsroom live. theresa may is due to announce several changes to the cabinet team with the most extensive reshuffle since she became prime minister do to get under way this morning. she is expected to appoint a new conservative party chairman with patrick mclaughlin said to be replaced having overseen the general election campaign that
ended with the tories losing their majority. the replacement for the close ally damian greene who was sacked for breaching the ministerial code will also be announced. let's ci’oss code will also be announced. let's cross over code will also be announced. let's cross over to code will also be announced. let's cross over to our code will also be announced. let's cross over to our assistant political editor norman smith. primarily, what is theresa may hope to achieve with this reshuffle?” hope she hopes to inject a bit of energy, life, new faces into her government team. actually the most important —— interesting part might come tomorrow in the middle ranking is when we are expecting a bigger clear out. promotion for new female mps, mps from ethnic minorities. today looks like it might be confined to around four or five figures in the cabinet itself. crucially we're not expecting any of the big names to the shifted. we saw borisjohnson going the big names to the shifted. we saw boris johnson going into the big names to the shifted. we saw borisjohnson going into work at the foreign office and the last hour or
so foreign office and the last hour or so and david davies, which would confirm the view that the big names are not being changed. nor are the brexit ears like david davies and liam fox. ithink brexit ears like david davies and liam fox. i think it tells us mrs may is weary of too much upheaval, because we are now heading into an absolutely critical period for brexit and the prime minister does not want any uncertainty or upheaval in her brexit team. so there they are where we are likely to see change is among those long serving middle ranking ministers who perhaps have served government for four of five years. that is why for example the signs are patrick mclaughlin will no longer remain as party chairman. he has been a minister says 1989 so way back in mrs
thatcher's days. there may be others of similar longevity will might be eased out or moved to one side. you talked about brexit and the unavoidable subject and the buzzword that has been resonating lately is the idea of whether this government has enough bandwidth to talk about 01’ has enough bandwidth to talk about or do anything subject other than brexit. what sort of people will theresa may look to be bringing on who might be able to do that for her? i think she will be looking to present a different face of the conservative party so we are expecting a renewed emphasis on promoting a more diverse and younger tory mp because there is a pressure cooker effect on the backbenches building up with you have mps elected in 2015 and 2017 putting their hands up and saying what about us? when are we going to get a crack? so it's notjust an element
of trying to present a more dynamic face to the electorate, there is also an issue about party management, about trying to meet people's ambitions. in terms of brexit, my sense is mrs may will be very careful not to unsettle things. she will want to be seen to be giving a shift towards the brexit ears or towards the old former remains. she has that balancing act to perform. those sorts of changes we re to perform. those sorts of changes were probably get them tomorrow. let's speak to the conservative mp for croydon south. are you hoping that perhaps you might be getting a call—up time around? that perhaps you might be getting a call-up time around? i am concentrating on doing myjob in the treasury and i will do whatever i am told to do. i am not waiting by my phone, i told to do. i am not waiting by my phone, lam told to do. i am not waiting by my phone, i am getting on with the day job. but you are the younger face of
the conservative party. that is for people tojudge. i am keen to see the government continuing with its ambitious programme of work. creating more jobs, delivering a successful brexit, doing fantastic work on housing, supporting michael gove with the environment. all of us in the conservative party are behind those initiatives and i came to see them continuing into 2018. it's going to take some strong characters and some people with some very big ideas to get past the fact the government has to do more than just brexit. clearly there is a whole load of challenges and the whole western world are facing them. it's welcome we got that big move forward with brexit before christmas. that was a big achievement by the prime ministerand we're going was a big achievement by the prime minister and we're going to be starting the trade talks in a few
days. but there is more to do. we have housing challenge we need to meet to make sure people in their 20s and 30s can afford to buy their owi'i 20s and 30s can afford to buy their own homes. we have michael gove's work on the environment. it is critical that those vitally important issues for our country get dealt with properly, energetically andl dealt with properly, energetically and i am confident that in 2018 we will be continuing to do that. do you think that reshuffles, particularly ones were the big posts are not changed, can they really convince the country that this is a fresh start for the cabinet with fresh start for the cabinet with fresh ideas? ultimately, actions and outcomes but louder than words. the proof will be the that get delivered in the years ahead. but putting people who are energetic and dynamic and have ideas into key petitions can make a difference. for example michael gove who took over as
environment secretary six months ago. in that short space of time he has banned ivory sales, micro beads, we will have planned a new northern forest, he has banned pesticides that kill bees. so all kinds of things michael gove has done with energy and determination in the space of six months and that gives you a flavour of the kind of thing that energetic and imaginative and bold ministers can achieve in a short space of time. in terms of those who are natural brexit ears and remainders, theresa may will have to be careful to strike the right balance. the prime minister is in the strongest position she has been in since the election. she comes into this reshuffle with authority. but
any reshuffle, even tony blair and margaret thatcher at their height of their powers had to balance things. it's healthy that premises do that because if you have cabinet which is skewed on any particular issue then you won't have a balanced government. this government has been balanced so far. it's the right approach. many of hollywood's biggest stars have use of the first major awards ceremony since a wave of sexual abuse and harassment allegations swept the film and tv industry to show their support for victims. almost all of those attending the global globe awards chose to wear black. the tv presenter oprah winfrey was given a standing ovation for a speech she gave. in hollywood, they turned
the red carpet black. this was a show of solidarity for those who had been abused and harassed, and a demonstration of the determination to change. from the moment the ceremony began, its tone was set. good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen. laughter. and here are the all—male nominees. natalie portman highlighted the failure of the golden globes to recognise female directors. and star after star lined up to give voice to a movement now known as #timesup. time is up. we see you, we hear you, and we will tell your stories. thank you. applause. it was really great to be in this room tonight, and to be part of the tectonic shift in our industry's power structure. but no speech was more powerful than oprah winfrey's. so i want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon!
time and again here on this red carpet, we've heard the same word — and that word is change. the stars who've been walking down here are insisting that this is notjust a moment, this is a process — which they say will continue. james cook, bbc news, at the golden globes in hollywood. let's ta ke let's take a look at some of the ever developing stories. there are growing fears of environmental disaster in the east china sea as a huge tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. the iranians vessel which was carrying a million barrels of oil to south korea is still on fire. rescue efforts have been hampered by a large oil slick and dense clouds of smoke. 32 rainy crewmembers are still missing. a 10—year study has found women are
twice as likely to die in the year following a certain type of heart attack than men because they are not given the same treatment. analysis of more than 180,000 patients over a decade by leeds university found women were less likely to receive recommended to once including bypass surgery or recommended to once including bypass surgery or stabbings. when they did the gap in mortality decreased dramatically. the justice the gap in mortality decreased dramatically. thejustice secretary david lidington is expected to make a statement in the house of commons later about serial sex attackerjohn roberts. the former cab driver was convicted of 19 offences and is suspected of attacking more than 100 women has served ten years in jail but is due to be released following a decision by the parole board. the prime minister has said the way pa role prime minister has said the way parole is considered is to be reviewed following the board ‘s decision to free him. through women have accused the australian actor craig mclaughlan of indecent assault during a tourof craig mclaughlan of indecent assault during a tour of the musical the rocky horror show. the 52—year—old best known for his role in
neighbours says the allegations are baseless and vicious. the women say they raised complaints with the theatre company at the time but no action was taken. and for a full summary action was taken. and for a full summary of the news you can go to our website where you can get more details on all of those stories. the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie has stepped down from the role in protest of what she called an indefensible pay gap between men and women at the corporation. in an open letter addressed to licence fee payers she accused it of breaking equality law. she says she does not wa nt equality law. she says she does not want a pay rise but does want to be paid the same as other international editors who are men. a bbc spokesman said finnieston quay was vital. carrie gracie is one of the most respected international correspondents of her generation.
with over three decades' experience at the bbc, her latest position was a high—profile and uniquely challenging post, responsible for covering over a billion people in a superpower that is repressive toward journalists. yet she is paid less than two bbc reporters who do similarjobs and are men. in an explosive letter to license fee payers, she says the bbc has "a secretive and illegal pay culture, and is not living up to its stated values of trust, honesty and accountability". a big welcome back to claudia! last summer, the corporation was forced to disclose salaries of some on—air staff paid over £150,000. it revealed a gender pay gap. not only are men generally being paid more, but the appearance that some women were being paid less for doing equivalent work. the bbc has embarked on not one but three audits of pay across staff. it says it has gone much further than most organisations on equality, and is determined to do more. but this is a moment of high danger for the corporation. with over 200 female staff complaining formally about equal pay, there is a danger of legal action being brought and the public broadcaster's
reputation being tarnished. this morning carrie gracie has been explaining her decision to rely —— resign further. six months ago we discovered the pay discrepancies at the bbc. they affected me directly. i have spent the intervening time trying to put them right. through a formal grievance. i have repeatedly told management i would not find it possible to go back to china in the new year without the grievance resolved. it is still unresolved. i cannot collude in what i see as unlawful papist rumination. with me now is the leader of the women's equality party. thank you for joining us. what are your thoughts on the stance taken by carrie gracie? i think she has on a brave thing. we fully support her. she
should never have been put in a situation where she had to resign. it's worth mentioning that there are women all around the country who are experiencing pay discrimination and who cannot walk away from their jobs. we are grateful to carry for doing this and enabling this is to have this conversation. do you think this idea of equivalency of roles as been properly tested in law? what is happening is that the bbc has effectively muddied the waters. it was asked to do a pay audit and it did to so it did on last year that split all of the top earners and that's the one everybody remembers. and then separately it has in a separate review of just staff and then separately it has in a separate review ofjust staff roles which cuts out all of. earners which has enabled it to come up with a pay
gap of 9%. it's talking about carrie pazner case as a pay gap case but her case is pay discrimination. hugh and simple. that is illegal. she is being paid less than men who are doing the same summerjobs. but we know the bbc was found not to be engaging in any systemic discrimination as a result of those audits. do you think there needs to be in law more testing of this idea of equivalency of roles and what the salaries should be? in other words is equality law as it stands an effective tool both for employers and employees? no it's not done the women's equality party is calling for existing equality legislation to be redesigned because it doesn't work. we have seen the bbc is not the only organisation that has come out with menna blake data. if you area company out with menna blake data. if you are a company and you have a pay gap you should be forced to be
transparent and forced to demonstrate your hiring processes, promotion processes, your parental leave processes s0 promotion processes, your parental leave processes so we promotion processes, your parental leave processes so we can promotion processes, your parental leave processes so we can get a handle on what's going on inside organisations. it's not enough to throw your hands up and say women just choose to do u work which is what a lot of the companies are saying. we have to look at hawaii there is that structural inequality ofan there is that structural inequality of an affordable childcare and anthea parental leave policies which are entrenched in our workplaces. when you talk about a redesign of the legislation, what else would you like to see? sanctions. the current legislation does not have teeth. the government chose not to bring in any sections against companies that were being opaque about the use of data. there should be fines companies who refused to do this. we know the number of companies being asked to do this only amounts to 9000
companies which is 6% which is really nothing. those that are doing it are not doing that the job. how important do you think carrie gracie's letter is? does it have the potential to be a game changer? cheer has done is brave and timely andi cheer has done is brave and timely and i hope the bbc and other organisations are listening because the women's movement is growing and we are seeing the women's movement is growing and we are seeing our the women's movement is growing and we are seeing our numbers grow. there is a huge resistance movement underway and companies would do well to ta ke underway and companies would do well to take that into account because equality is that if everyone and it makes everything work better. the headlines now. theresa may is about to start re—shuffling her cabinet with a new conservative party chairman among the changes. united in black. the stars come together at the globe and —— golden globes to call time on behalf of mint site ——
scandal. carrie gracie speaks out about her decision to quit as bbc china editor in protest over equal pay up china editor in protest over equal pay up the corporation. and england end the ashes series against australia with a loss in sydney. captainjoe australia with a loss in sydney. captain joe root makes australia with a loss in sydney. captainjoe root makes a half—century captainjoe root makes a half—ce ntury but has captainjoe root makes a half—century but has to retire with illness. england were all out for 180. it means in and have lost the ashes series 4—0. philippe coutinho's move to barcelona from liverpool will be rubber—stamped later this morning. he will become the second most expensive player in the second most expensive player in the world. and kai leben has pulled out of the auckland open. the british to his ankle is previous match and will have the injury assessed ahead of the australian open which starts next week. commuters are facing disruption
today as staff at five train firms begina today as staff at five train firms begin a fresh wave of strikes and disputes about the role of guards. the rmt has urged ministers to convene a meeting with the train companies to try and reach a deal. the firms say the union is showing disregard for passengers let's talk to our correspondent ian palmer, who is at waterloo station in london. bring us up—to—date with how much disruption this is causing and also talk to us about whether any sort of resolution is insight. the situation i would say is difficult. the blood said theirjourney into london this morning was difficult. one woman described her journey is morning was difficult. one woman described herjourney is being cramped like a sardine inside her carriage. for people using train services they are finding it quite difficult. others have said it was fine. south—western trains, one of the companies taking part in this
strike action, it's putting on longer trains in order to get people into work on time but it does mean that people are experiencing difficulties. the other train companies are seven, greater anglia, merseyrail and northern. in terms of south—western railway they are putting on 1500 train services a day and they are hoping to put on 17% of its timetable. that is around a50 services affected today. within a particular difficulties they will be bus replacement services. so you can understand that people may find many difficult journeys across the understand that people may find many difficultjourneys across the day particular late tonight when they go home. think companies are asking people to be patient. this is all about driver only operated trains. train operating company ‘s want
drivers to close and open doors. the rmt says guards are the only people who can really ensure safety of passengers and vulnerable commuters when it comes to opening and shutting doors. the independent rear red leader says that drive only trains are safe and have been used for the past 30 years and i used on the london underground. so it depends on who you speak to. the rmt general secretary has today written to the transport secretary chris grayling to say that he would like to have a meeting between the department for transport and the train operating companies to flesh out some sort of agreement. but as yet chris grayling has not responded to that letter. so the rmt says those in three days of action today, wednesday and friday will continue. an accountancy firm advising the
growing file enquiry has quit amid concerns over a conflict of interest. it audits three of the firms investigated and works for the royal borough of kensington and chelsea were the tower is located. the firm said it had mutually agreed to step down from the enquiry. the trial of former football coach barry purnell gets underway at liverpool crown court today. he has changed his name to richard jones and this charged with 5a offences of sexually abusing children. he denies the charges. some pharmacists at boost —— buti charges. some pharmacists at boost —— but i worried that work pressures mean patients could be per at risk. a former manager blew the whistle to the missive read later about his understaffing concerns before he resigned in 2015. he has now spoken publicly for the first time. but says it is confident its pharmacies have enough staff. boots is one of the country's best
known high—street names and the largest pharmacy chain in the uk. it has almost 2a00 stores and provides a crucial nhs service. but some pharmacists at boots are worried that the work pressure they are under could lead to mistakes. two of the pharmacists we spoke to were prepared to be interviewed as long as their identity was protected. their words are spoken by actors. some days you would easily describe the team as being at breaking point. that is because simply the amount of work that has to be done cannot physically get done safely and it can't physically get done without working longer hours or working after the store has closed. mistakes may not be picked up on and that could ultimately lead to somebody possibly dying. the pharmacist defence association union is the largest union representing the profession. it supports a third of boots' 6500 pharmacists and is involved in a legal battle to be recognised as the union. pharmacists as have told us working for boots that they are finding increasingly that there are less
staff available and that makes theirjob a lot more difficult and more pressurised. we have an industry—leading patient safety record. i am absolutely confident that the resources are there to deliver the patient care. i am confident we have enough staff. greg laughton was a former manager involved in patient safety at boots until he resigned more than two years ago. he reported his concerns about understaffing to the general pharmaceutical council. they told me that they were going to review their inspection model. they didn't interview a single person. and they concluded that there wasn't any problem all. just over a year ago the regulator also told him its investigation found no systemic failure by boots to provide adequate staff in its pharmacy. greg, his opinions and his concerns, left the business over two years ago, and is not relevant to boots today. we continue to invest in more people, more pharmacists than ever
before, into our shops and into our processes to help to make things more say. the industry regulator is providing more patient safety guidance to community pharmacies later this year. you can see boots pharmacists under pressure tonight at 7:30pm on bbc one and also on the bbc i play. it's time to take a look at the weather forecast now. how are things looking? a cold and frosty start of the day. temperatures were down to —10 degrees in scotland. this is the scene in north wales with those blue skies. further south that sunshine has been disappearing. we have this cloud which is gradually moving northward across wales and eastern england. that cloud will continue to
push northwards into seven parts of england. for scotland and northern ireland it will stay sunny all day. temperatures around two to 6 degrees. further south, temperatures around two to 6 degrees. furthersouth, lots of cloud and the odd spot of rain over the hills. tonight, that cloud will continue to push northwards. the north west of scotland will see some frost but elsewhere largely frost free. quite murky start a tuesday morning and that cloud continuing into the afternoon. it should be driver many of us but one to spot of drizzle here and there. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. the prime minister will carry out a cabinet reshuffle later today with several new rate is expected to be appointed to the top team. hollywood's sexual harassment scandal dominates the golden globes. sta rs scandal dominates the golden globes. stars were wearing black to honour
victims. enough is enough, the bbc‘s china editor carry gracie speaks out about her decision to quit the role in protest over equal pay at the corporation. i did not want more money, i wanted equality, and this was not equality. there was still a big gap between myself and my male peers. commuters face three days of disruption as staff at five train firms go on strike in a dispute about the role of guards. just before we go to the sport, we are hearing some breaking news from liverpool crown court, the former football coach barry bennell has pleaded guilty to six child six offences. he is 63 and has changed his name to richard jones and he has pleaded guilty at liverpool crown court in the last few moments to six child six offences. the trial is underway there, he is charged with
5a offences of sexually abusing children between 1979 and 1991. he denied those charges but has just pleaded guilty to six child six offences. that news just coming in to us, we are waiting to hear more from liverpool crown court as to any play on the other offences, but at the moment, we're hearing that barry bennell has pleaded guilty at liverpool crown court to six child six offences, the former football coach. we will bring you some more breaking news right now. we are hearing that the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, has resigned. we can go to norman smith. what more can you tell us?” resigned. we can go to norman smith. what more can you tell us? i can confirm that james brokenshire what more can you tell us? i can confirm thatjames brokenshire has resigned, not for political reasons, because there will be speculation that the failure to get talks up and running to get the power—sharing
silly—mac stormont —— at stormont up and running, maybe there was pressure on him. i'm told he has resigned on health grounds. but does open upa resigned on health grounds. but does open up a position for misses may to bring someone in, maybe to try and inject fresh energy and ideas, fresh impetus to try and get the devolved power—sharing is that up and running, because it has been in limbo for months and months, with northern ireland in effect being run by civil servants. so that is one replacement theresa may will have to find someone to bring in. james brokenshire, someone she had worked with at the home office, a trusted colleague, someone she had faith in and he was loyal to her. so to that extent, a loss for her, to lose someone extent, a loss for her, to lose someone who has always been a close ally. we do not know what the health grounds are quite clearly james brokenshire believes they are serious enough that he cannot continue in his current post. and this medieval the one—year
anniversary of the late martin mcguinness stepping down as deputy first minister. there has been a failure in the year since then to get the devolved assembly up and running again. if you take into account the rather complicated picture with the dup backing theresa may and the delicate nature of the thames to get talks running again and northern ireland, —— the attempts, it is potentially a very difficult situation or potentially an opportunity. it is a critical post for all those reasons. to try and get stormont up and running again, but also because of the brexit element, the fact that theresa may has to ensure good relations with the dup after she in effect overruled them to get the first stage of brexit negotiations up first stage of brexit negotiations up and running, even though they we re up and running, even though they were clearly u nha ppy up and running, even though they were clearly unhappy with the deal that was eventually reached about alignment with the eu. also critical
because we know the whole element of ireland will be an absolute pivotal feature in the negotiations. so whoever gets this post i suspect will have to be someone of some political sophistication and deftness, and someone who can as it we re deftness, and someone who can as it were not schmooze butjust make sure the dup are happy, are on board. so you're talking about a political operator, which suggests to me you're probably not going to get a brand—new face first into the northern ireland brief, because in the current climate, notjust because of stormont but also because of brexit, it is a critical post. norman smith, with that unexpected news from downing street. let's get more now on carry gracie's decision to step down as the bbc‘s china editor in protest at what he saysis china editor in protest at what he says is a secretive and illegal pay culture at the corporation. ms gracie has been speaking about her decision to resign. one of the
strange things is, i am not someone who typically asks for more money. i cannot remember ever asking for a pay rise at the bbc. i believe not just illegal pay but in fair and transparent pay. i am disappointed that there is not more transparency around pay, and i am disappointed that... i don't know quite how to phrase this, i have been allowed to misunderstand the circumstances of my own pay. i went to china in 201a thinking i had secured a parity. it was very thinking i had secured a parity. it was very important to me, the principle of equal pay, because of i thought i had possibly been discriminated against previously on pgy- discriminated against previously on pay. i had no evidence because we never see each other‘s pay. i and many other women thought it was a distinct possibility. so when i started the china job, i said i would only do it if i was paid equally and in july would only do it if i was paid equally and injuly of 2017, i discovered the enormous gap that the
two men who were international editors were earning 50% more at least than the two women who were international editors. i kept asking for the benchmarks, which might justify those peat offences, but i was never given them.” justify those peat offences, but i was never given them. i know you have addressed this and other programmes, but in effect, given you we re programmes, but in effect, given you were offered a pay rise, you say you what is equality rather than a pay rise. does that mean that what you are asking the bbc to do is reduce the pay of other men? it is a difficult question, how the bbc solves the problem. i think we all need to come together and find a solution, because the current solution, because the current solution in which the bbc perpetuates a failing pay structure at the cost of discriminating against women, that is not a sustainable or acceptable solution. so we all, bbc women and men and an agement, have to come together and
find a solution. —— management. only management have the facts, we do not have the facts. it is impossible for me to say that this is how the bbc should construct an equal, fair and transparent pay system because i do not have the information. but isn't that in is what equality means, either your pay has to rise or someone either your pay has to rise or someone else's has to fall? you were offered a pay rise and you said you we re offered a pay rise and you said you were not after one. so in practice, isn't that an indication of your position that other people's pay should fall? i admire my male collea g u es should fall? i admire my male colleagues and i do not want this to get personal, i do not want to be implying that anybody‘s pay should be cut, it is not myjob, i am not a bbc manager. i think you should take that question to them, really. and with me now is the general secretary of the national union of journalists. thank you forjoining me today. what is your personal view
on the stance that carrie has taken? i suppose it is no surprise after her fearless and brave i suppose it is no surprise after herfearless and brave reporting from china that she has taken this step of speaking out publicly about an injustice that has been brought on her by her employer, the bbc. but i suppose i would like to stress that she is not alone and she is not the only woman journalist at the bbc who is not receiving pay parity from their employer, there are many more women who have discovered that they have been paid unequally compared to men doing often the same job, sometimes sitting on the same as or doing work of equal value. that is a massive problem that the bbc has to get to grips with. this idea of work of equal value, adam was discussing this with the leader of the women's equality party, do you think that we have as a society a clear handle on what that means? is that clearly defined in law? probably not clearly
enough and i would think there needs to be development in all legislation andi to be development in all legislation and i would also agree with the need for sanctions and punitive damages for sanctions and punitive damages for employers who consistently do not adhere to the legislation. but this law has been about, equal pay has been in our legislation for longer than i had been alive, and the fact we still have a situation which is an employers floating it is an outrage. but it is particularly outrageous that our public service broadcaster, funded by us as licence fee payers, is not paying women in its ranks equally compared to men doing the same job, its ranks equally compared to men doing the samejob, let its ranks equally compared to men doing the same job, let alone work of equal value. michelle, thank you very much. we are going straight back to downing street for summer reshuffle news. norman, what do you have? chris grayling is to be the new party chairman, he takes over from patrick mcloughlin. a lot of speculation that patrick mcloughlin was fun to be moved and he has indeed. he was the man in charge of the election campaign which went
wrong for theresa may. he has also beenin wrong for theresa may. he has also been in government for a long time. chris grayling has held a lot of posts in government, currently transport secretary, maybe there is a view that someone with fresh ideas might unblock some of the stand—up rows with the rail unions, the difficulties with southern rail, the strikes, maybe it needs fresh thinking, but also chris grayling, certainly when he was in opposition, was known as an attack dog, someone who put the squeeze on labour ministers, and it may be that mrs may once someone ministers, and it may be that mrs may once someone who is a little more abrasive and a little more on the front foot, taking the fight to jeremy corbyn —— jeremy corbyn. so, chris grayling moving to party chairman. also interesting because chris grayling is one of those people who mrs may can trust and rely on, a prominent brexiteer, but someone rely on, a prominent brexiteer, but someone who backed mrs may from the
start to become leader. he helps run her leadership campaign. so she has put him into the top job at central office as someone who can add a bit more fight and energy but also some and she absolutely trusts. and that, we expect, will be part of a bigger shake—up at central office because there was a little concerned that central office has rather lost the plot, lost the edge, particularly in the digital age, when you need to have a much more assertive and aggressive presence online and on social media. a slight sense that central office is losing that battle with jeremy corbyn. central office is losing that battle withjeremy corbyn. so there will be new faces, new roles, trying to reinvigorate the role of central office. and let'sjust recap on the other news, about the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, resigning. iam ireland secretary, james brokenshire, resigning. i am seeing more information, it is understood
he requires surgery soon for a lung condition. you were told his resignation was on health grounds? yes, and obviously quite serious health grounds, the fact he is standing down, that may be an opportunity for mrs may because stormont has been suspended for nearly a year now, perhaps that will provide an opportunity for a new figure to come in to try and bring the two size together, to get the power—sharing assembly up and running again forced but also, because northern ireland and ireland have an increasingly important role in the brexit negotiations, notjust because of the pivotal role of the dup in sustaining mrs may's commons majority, but also because trying to ensure that are no physical barriers at the border between northern ireland and ireland, and we have already seen mrs may tiptoeing along this line of opening up the
possibility that if they have to, maybe some sort of regulatory alignment to ensure that there is no ha rd alignment to ensure that there is no hard border. that is an incredibly sensitive decision and that would suggest that whoever is put into the northern ireland job will probably be someone with their head screwed on politically speaking, a bit of an operator, to handle the brexit side of it and the dup, and to handle the stormont negotiations. norman, thank you very much. more now on last night's golden globes, which were dominated by issues of harassment and equality pay. here is what some of the stars had to say, many of whom were wearing black in solidarity. time's up on violence against women, and the imbalance of power. across all industries, not just my industry, notjust hollywood, but across all industries, all over the world. it isa
it is a show of solidarity and it is not about what we're wearing, it is about what we have got to say and who we are. it is also a message to everyone around the world, is is just about saying, we are all in it together, it is notjust about our industry, it is about every industry and every woman around the world, we are all behind you, in whatever way that is. four months ago, you couldn't have dreams —— dreamed of a night like this and all the conversations that are being had. i think it is exciting times for all of us, to get to see a change, exactly at the time where we were kind of disillusioned with the world, and can we change things, not just america, but the world? and i think this can give us hope that if we stick together and do things right, if everybody participates, we can change anything. and jason solomons is here. jason,
possibly the most political golden globes ever, from the decision for almost everyone to wear black, to those ass big comments from seth meyers when he introduced the ceremony? perhaps the most difficult role of all, to be comical about the whole event, and then to concentrate, i think he did a really good job, he did the first broadcast of all harvey weinstein gag as well. it was the most fascinating red carpet in the history of red carpets. so long, women have said they do not want talk about their nails are what they are wearing, they want to talk about real issues and that is what dominated last night, and every single woman rose to the occasion and proved that hollywood has something to say. much of this has been happening off—screen, it is not about the movies themselves. and from that
speech by oprah winfrey, to natalie portman pointedly making the comment that all the nominees in the best director character —— category were men, how much clout do you think that message has? will it bring about change? i think it will, when we see the bafta nominations tomorrow and we see the oscar nominations later on, i think we will see a change in that, i do not think we will see the same five white male directors being nominated, we might see otherfemale directors. i think the mix will change. i think those endorsements by people from —— like non—dash—mac like natalie portman, that might reinforce the minds of voters. we thought it was a rather dull set of nominations but i think that about, we got a very interesting awards
ceremony and awards night. and let's talk about some of the films, and the actors. gary oldman, in darkest hour, as winston churchill. i read about the massive amount of time and he spent in make up for this. he had to get up before all of the rest of the crew came in, no one could see him as gary oldman. i think the coronation of him here at the golden globes suggests he is going to march all the way to the baftas and the oscars. and it is entirely merited, it isa oscars. and it is entirely merited, it is a fantastic performance. not best served when we chop it up and show it in clips, it is a performance that bills. the fact that gary oldman had gone from a punk, sid vicious when we first met him, to prime minister man. i was wondering, why is this performance of his catching everyone's imagination, why is it the performance of the year? it is
interesting in the era of politics we have, we have a maverick leader, his politics were beyond party politics, they were personal. and let's talk also about francis mcdormand. she won her oscar in 1997 for fargo, a similar performance here, the big winner on the night, it got four awards. it is out in the uk this week. she plays a character called mildred, who is avenging the death and rape of her daughter. again, it is a performance that is very political, it is a very politically incorrect film that manages to tread on the right toes at the right time. it is interesting that these two characters come mildred and churchill, who were very maverick in their own ways, the kind of forged their own way. it is interesting to see these roles being
particularly rewarded. equipment -- mention of ladybird. a young irish actors who is coming to the top of hergame, actors who is coming to the top of her game, playing a pupilabout actors who is coming to the top of her game, playing a pupil about to leave high school and go to college. it isa leave high school and go to college. it is a coming—of—age movie, directed by greta gowan, who we know from movies, it is our first time directing. at female centric role in a film by a funeral director, coming to the fore. ok, jason, thank you very much. in a moment we will have a summary very much. in a moment we will have a summary of the business news. first, the headlines. northern ireland secretary james brokenshire resigns from the cabinet due to ill—health, while chris grayling is appointed as conservative party chairman as part of theresa may's cabinet reshuffle. united in black, the stars come
together at the golden globes to call time on hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. bbc journalist carrie harassment scandal. bbcjournalist carrie gracie speaks out about her decision to quit as china editor in protest over equal pay at the corporation. hello, these are the top business stories. shares in mothercare have slumped nearly 30% after issuing a profit warning. analysts say the retailer did not cut prices before christmas and was forced to slash them at the end of year sales, which could cost them in profits. the firm says like—for—like sales fell in the run—up to christmas, online sales we re run—up to christmas, online sales were also done nearly 7%. house prices grew much more slowly last year than in the previous year. the halifax says prices rose by 2.796, the halifax says prices rose by 2.7%, compared with a rise of 6.5% in 2016 foot of it makes the lowest rise since 2012.
commuters are facing up to three days of disruption as staff at five train companies begin strikes over what they say israel's safety. members of the rmt will strike on monday, wednesday and friday. union members at southern rail will also stage a walk—out for 2a hours later. parting is such sweet sorrow, at least if she expected to be believed. but do not take his word for it, there were nearly 107,000 divorces in england and wales in the year 26. a staggering number of divorces across the country. according to the office for national statistics, that accounts for a3% of all marriages that end in divorce. while the process can be pretty unpleasant emotionally but also economically. today there are the largest number of divorcing choirs compared to other —— any other day
in the uk. a law firm says nearly fourin in the uk. a law firm says nearly four in ten married couples save financial pressures of the biggest challenge the marriage faces. a fifth are saying money is the reason most of them argue with their partner. let's speak to a senior family law solicitor. welcome to the programme. let us talk about today, why today? i know we have all been without significant others perhaps over the holidays and the result the reality of the new year, is that why people think, i've had enough, stop the divorce proceedings?” people think, i've had enough, stop the divorce proceedings? i do not think it is a decision that is made lightly and you often find this has been a situation that has been rumbling on for months if not years. some clients have been having problems for a couple of years but the icing on the cake is the christmas period because it has been a stressful time, both financially and emotionally. so they go into the new year with a fresh start and making resolutions to start the separation proceedings. we said
emotionally, it is a terrible time, but economic league, it is a real cost, and it is a new —— a significant one. —— economically. cost, and it is a new —— a significant one. —— economicallym is not a decision to take lightly because most situations you're looking at selling the matrimonial home, it might be that you are the spouse who is not working, so there are issues to be considered. financially, that other legal costs involved, so yes, certainly a lot of things to consider before going down that road. when it strikes me that the process is set up to make money from lawyers, though. correct me if iam wrong, from lawyers, though. correct me if i am wrong, it is one of those industries were both sides come together, there are a lot of infighting and everybody loses except the lawyers? there are certainly no winners in divorce but i don't think the winner is the divorce law, because we have an obligation to refer parties to mediation with a view to trying to reach a compromise that they are happy with and that they can rest
with. the are also options about divorce packages, people can do their own divorce, certainly that is their own divorce, certainly that is the way things are moving forward. you can have a free consultation with a solicitor to discuss options. if there are a better way of doing this without necessarily involving lawyers ? this without necessarily involving lawyers? once you have agreed to separate, is another way of saying, let's make this work for both of us? does it always have to get acrimonious? know, and i think the majority of my clients tend to sit down and her play and try to resolve things. particularly if there are children, you have to remain friends, or you would like to, because you are going to be in a family unit, albeit not under the same roof, for a long period of time. so the best advice is to sit down with your partner, talk openly about the options, perhaps with the benefit of a mediator, and decide on the best financial settlement for you as a family. in that way, if you can do it like that, you will save
legal costs because you can go to the solicitor and say, this is what we have agreed, there is your financial agreement made. thank you for that advice. lorraine harvey there. more on the news that optimism is pretty strong among britain. manufacturers, there is a growing number of expecting strong all global economy to help boost orders and growth. that is according to a survey published today by the eef. its chief economist told me why firms are starting to feel more upbeat. growth particularly in the second half of last year was pretty good and it feels like there is enough momentum to carry the sector through this year. i think a lot of the positive sentiment is being driven by what is happening in the rest of the world. companies in particular are recording much more confidence about the global outlook than they were 12 months ago. a bit less so about the expectations for the uk economy, not surprisingly.
the survey shows more companies are seeing risks ahead rather than opportunities for the business, and inevitably some of those are related to what is happening on the political agenda. so brexit related risks are right up there. particularly in relation to some of the practical impacts from brexit, the practical impacts from brexit, the exchange rate volatility pity, potential customer relocation, loss of skilled workers all featuring strongly. we are going to go away from business and back to downing street because we are hearing some rather extraordinary news, chris grayling has not been confirmed as conservative party chairman, despite a tweet from conservative hq in a short while ago saying that. can you tell us more? not much more than confucian central! in the last half for other was a tweet put out by the conservative party saying a new party chairman to replace patrick mccolgan was chris grayling. that tweet has now been deleted. so we do
not know whether it was something wrong, or it was put out too soon, whether chris grayling is going to get thejob or whether chris grayling is going to get the job or if someone else will get the job or if someone else will get the job or if someone else will get thejob. we get the job or if someone else will get the job. we are slightly in the land of limbo, we simply do not know at the moment. he certainly one possibility but there is another name that has been mentioned, brendan the immigration minister, seen brendan the immigration minister, seen by many in government as quite a savvy media performer. —— brendan lewis. he possibly could be someone brought in to that post. but what is absolutely clear, at least something is clear, is patrick mcloughlin is on the way out, he will not remain as party chairman. not a huge surprise, because of the election setback, but also because he has beenin setback, but also because he has been in government for an awfully long time, first becoming a junior minister under mrs thatcher in the 19805. but minister under mrs thatcher in the 1980s. but will it be chris grayling or brendan lewis or someone else? we do not quite know yet. i'm sure you
you will clear up the confusion for us! the headlines are coming up. in a moment, we say goodbye to viewers on bbc two and coming up for you we will have lots more on all the top stories, including today's cabinet reshuffle. right now, let's take a look at the weather. no confusion in the weather at the moment, it is dry and clear and sunny moment, it is dry and clear and sunny across moment, it is dry and clear and sunny across northern part of the uk, buta sunny across northern part of the uk, but a cold start, temperatures in parts of scotland last night down to minus ten. still enjoying lots of sunshine across north wales, this is from one of our weather watchers. further south, you have the cloud. that is producing a little drizzle at times. it is moving gradually north, but as you can see, it will spread into southern areas, and for the poor north of england, scotland and northern ireland, likely to stay sunny until sunset. but temperatures
here as well down to five celsius. elsewhere rather cloudy, fuse box of rain and drizzle. highs of a6 selfies. overnight, the cloud will continue to spread into the north. it will not reach the far north—west of scotland, here there will be a touch of frost. temperatures below freezing. elsewhere staying rather cloudy with some patchy rain and drizzle, some fog around first thing on tuesday morning. i rather grey day on tuesday. lots of dry weather. this is bbc news and these are the top stories developing at midday. james brokenshire resigns as northern ireland secretary due to ill—health, as theresa may works to reshuffle her new cabinet. the big beasts look safe but a new party chairman is expected and a clutch of long serving middle ranking ministers could be on their way up. the former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty
to six child sex offences. united in black — the stars come together at the golden globes to call time on hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. i want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! bbcjournalist carrie gracie speaks out about her decision to quit as china editor in protest over equal pay at the corporation. the support i've had in the last few hours over this, i think it does speak to the depth of anger for an equal and transparent pay system. staff at five train firms begin a fresh wave of strikes in disputes about the role of guards. and a disappointing end to the ashes series. england bow out to give australia a a—0 victory.
hello and good afternoon. it's monday the 8th of january and welcome to bbc newsroom life. theresa may's reshuffle of her cabinet is under way. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, has resigned for health reasons. the prime minister is expected to name a replacement for her close ally, damian green, who was sacked for breaching the ministerial code. let's cross over to our assistant political editor norman smith, who is outside downing street for us. the confusion over the positioning
of chris grayling. in the last few minutes brandon lewis the immigration minister has arrived outside number ten and gone in. he is the first minister we have seen going into number ten. is the first minister we have seen going into numberten. i is the first minister we have seen going into number ten. i am guessing that he is going to be the party chairman because it seems clear that patrick mcloughlin is going to be world to one side. the confusion over chris grayling centres on a tweet sent out by central office suggesting that chris grayling was to be the party chairman. sources say that was sent out because i said on air he was going to be party chairman. but brandon lewis hasjust gone in. he is the first person who is going to get a promotion it seems. i suspect that might well be the position of party chairman because he is seen as an astute and savvy media performer in the difficult area he has had over saigon, immigration policy. he has a
more conversational down—to—earth style which mrs may mike thinks world re—galvanised conservative headquarters. there has been criticism that it is often the pace and needs to reenergise itself and get some new blood in. that could be the reason he is the first to appear and hopefully in the next few minutes we will find out whether thatis minutes we will find out whether that is correct. that is the first person we have seen that is correct. that is the first person we have seen going into downing street. the other news we haveis downing street. the other news we have is that james brogan shire downing street. the other news we have is thatjames brogan shire is standing down as northern ireland secretary for health grounds. he needs an operation on his right lung so needs an operation on his right lung so quite a serious bit of surgery there and he feels he can no longer continue as northern ireland secretary. that does provide an opening for mrs may to bring in a new face to kick—start the assembly talks and try and get stormont up
and running again. that is also an important role in the brexit negotiations. also because of the question marks about the relationship between northern ireland and ireland and the board and whether they might have to be some kind of regular alignment. those are the two movements we have seen so those are the two movements we have seen so far. with brexit dominating, what can theresa may hope to achieve with this reshuffle by way of convincing the country that brexit is in hand but also that she has a tea m is in hand but also that she has a team with fresh ideas to deal with everything else as well.” team with fresh ideas to deal with everything else as well. i don't think there is much she can do to convince the country in that sort of way because most reshuffle is past people by unless they involve some big name like horacejohnson. —— borisjohnson. the big name like horacejohnson. ——
boris johnson. the significance big name like horacejohnson. —— borisjohnson. the significance is almost more in party management terms and party profile. in terms of party profile trying to bring on people who just give a more modern feel to the conservative party like more women, younger, more mps from ethnic minorities to try and give the break to those mps who have gone in in 2015 or 2017 who are regarded as bright and ambitious to try and create space for them for a new generation of tories to come up through the ranks. it's a reshuffle in many ways which i suspect is more important to the party than it is to the country. former football coach barry by now has pleaded guilty to six child six offences. remind us about his background.
barry bannan l actually standing trial year under a different name. since his coaching days he has changed his name to richard jones and that is how he is being referred to in this trial. barry bonelli is not there in person and appeared via video link wearing a greyjumper and has pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent assault against two complainants aged between 11 and 1a at the time. in total he is charged with 55 sexual offences, a2 counts of indecent assault and 11 counts of serious sexual assault and two cou nts serious sexual assault and two counts of attempted serious sexual assault. the charges relate to 12
complainants who were between the ages of eight and 15 at the time of the alleged offences which is it is claimed that place between 1979 and 1991. barry bonelli ‘s former football coach with crewe alexandra and he also worked with a number of other clubs including stoke city and manchester city. he will now face a trial here on the outstanding charges and that trial is expected to last up to eight weeks. many of hollywood's biggest stars have used the first major awards ceremony since a wave of sexual abuse and harassment allegations swept the film and television industry to show their support for victims. almost all those attending the golden globe awards chose to wear black. the actor and television presenter, oprah winfrey, was given a standing ovation for a speech decrying men who abuse their power. our north america correspondent, james cook reports. in hollywood, they turned the red carpet black.
this was a show of solidarity for those who had been abused and harassed, and a demonstration of the determination to change. from the moment the ceremony began, its tone was set. good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen. laughter. and here are the all—male nominees. natalie portman highlighted the failure of the golden globes to recognise female directors. and star after star lined up to give voice to a movement now known as #timesup. time is up. we see you, we hear you, and we will tell your stories. thank you. applause. it was really great to be in this room tonight, and to be part of the tectonic shift in our industry's power structure. but no speech was more powerful than oprah winfrey's. so i want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon!
time and again here on this red carpet, we've heard the same word — and that word is change. the stars who've been walking down here are insisting that this is notjust a moment, this is a process — which they say will continue. james cook, bbc news, at the golden globes in hollywood. a ten year study has found women are twice as likely to die in the year following a certain type of heart attack than men, because they're not given the same treatment. analysis of more than 180,000 patients over a decade by leeds university researchers found women were less likely to receive recommended treatments, including bypass surgery or statins. when they did, the gap in mortality decreased dramatically. the justice secretary, david liddington, is expecting
to make a statement in the house of commons later about serial sex attackerjohn worboys. the former cab—driver, who was convicted of 19 offences and is suspected of attacking more than 100 women, has served ten years in jail but is due to be released following a decision by the parole board. the prime minister has said the way parole is considered is to be reviewed following the board's decision to free him. three women have accused the australian actor craig mclachlan of indecent assault, during a tour of the musical, the rocky horror show. the 52 year old, best known for his role in neighbours, says the allegations are "baseless and vicious". the women say they raised complaints with the theatre company at the time, but no action was taken. the bbc‘s china editor, carrie gracie, has stepped down
from the role in protest at what she called an "indefensible pay gap between men and women" at the corporation. in an open letter, addressed to licence fee payers, ms gracie, who is remaining at the bbc, accused it of "breaking equality law". she says that she doesn't want a pay rise but does want to be paid the same as other international editors who are men. a bbc spokesman said fairness in pay was "vital". our media editor, amol rajan, reports. carrie gracie is one of the most respected international correspondents of her generation. with over three decades' experience at the bbc, her latest position was a high—profile and uniquely challenging post, responsible for covering over a billion people in a superpower that is repressive toward journalists. yet she is paid less than two bbc reporters who do similarjobs and are men. in an explosive letter to license fee payers, she says the bbc has "a secretive and illegal pay culture, and is not living up to its stated values of trust, honesty and accountability".
a big welcome back to claudia! last summer, the corporation was forced to disclose salaries of some on—air staff paid over £150,000. it revealed a gender pay gap. not only are men generally being paid more, but the appearance that some women were being paid less for doing equivalent work. the bbc has embarked on not one but three audits of pay across staff. it says it has gone much further than most organisations on equality, and is determined to do more. but this is a moment of high danger for the corporation. with over 200 female staff complaining formally about equal pay, there is a danger of legal action being brought and the public broadcaster's reputation being tarnished. well this morning, carrie gracie has been explaining her decision to resign as bbc china editor further. six months ago we discovered the pay discrepancies at the bbc. they
affected me directly. i have spent the intervening time trying to put them right through an equal pay complaint and a formal grievance and i have repeatedly told management that i would not find it is above go back to china in the new year without the ingredients resolved. it is still unresolved. i cannot couudein is still unresolved. i cannot collude in what i see as an unlawful pay discrimination. kiran daurka is an employment and discrimination lawyer from leigh day solicitors. how much do you think what carrie gracie has said is going to open up further this whole conversation about equal pay? i think it's an important conversation that has been ongoing for some time. these kinds of new stories help other women realise that if it's happening within the bbc is probably happening within the bbc is probably happening within their organisations. equal pay is something that has been
fought forfour long pay is something that has been fought for four long time but there remains a real secrecy about how paes decided and why pay is decided ina certain paes decided and why pay is decided in a certain way. do organisations and employers need to show greater transparency and is the law around equal pay forcing them to do that? there needs to be better pay transparency among every organisation in all industries. as to whether the law is doing its job the law is doing its job but u nfortu nately the law is doing its job but unfortunately the burden rests on an individual woman to bring her employer to the employment tribunal. the solution lies with the fire to make sure they are properly considering how they pay women as compared to men. also i should say this really is an issue of the people of colour as well because race pay disparity is another real problem area. and it's not easy for an individual to take that step. many of the teat —— tweets once this
news broke, said it's not an easy step. she is incredibly brave to write the letter she did today. the bbc have said finis impey is vital and the significant number of organisations have... there's a difference between their and equal pay is there. carrie gracie is talking about equal pay. can you speu talking about equal pay. can you spell out what the differences. equal pay for equal work. where somebody is doing a job which either is similaror somebody is doing a job which either is similar or the same or the value of thejob is is similar or the same or the value of the job is the same people should be peeing —— being paid the same amount of money. as for the gender pay gap that is separate issue and i think the bbc tried to hide behind the gender pay gap and it doesn't address the equal pay issues she is
dealing with. that issue of equality and how that is defined in law and equivalency of roles and whether one role is deserving of the same level of pay is another role, is that a difficult area to interpret for employers? does the law need to give more guidance on that?” employers? does the law need to give more guidance on that? i don't think it isa more guidance on that? i don't think it is a difficult area. it's easy for employers to hide behind the fa ct for employers to hide behind the fact it's difficult. they have known for a long time how to do a job evaluation study and how to assess one role against another role. the types of arguments we encounter are somebody has more experience or market rates dictator certain type of salary but that only gets you so far. there has not been a proper analysis by most employers across all sectors and all levels of their workforce. is a change being forced now? the gender pay gap reporting is
different. what that will look at is the average salaries of men across the average salaries of men across the organisation in comparison to women. that is different to what an individual is earning in comparison to her male counterpart. thank you very much. the headlines. james brogan shire resigns as northern ireland secretary due to ill health theresa may works to reshuffle her new cabinet. the former foot will coach barry bonelli pleads guilty to six child six offences. united in black, the stars come together at the golden globes to call time on hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. it's time for the sport now. another disappointing day for england's cricketers, they've lost their final ashes test against australia, by an innings and 123 runs. australia bowled england out
for 180, who were always struggling after captain joe root was struck down by gastro—entiritis. patrick gearey is in sydney for us. it's over after five test matches and 25 gruelling days, australia have won the ashes. this was always likely to be a sickening day for england but it was literal for the captainjoe england but it was literal for the captain joe root who spent the morning in hospital suffering from a stomach bug. it meant he could not resume his innings this morning and moeen ali had to come in in his place. he batted for an hour before being dismissed for the seventh time in the series by spinner nathan lion. joe root got to 50 and managed to getting in to lunch but he was clearly unwell to getting in to lunch but he was clearly u nwell a nd to getting in to lunch but he was clearly unwell and uncomfortable so we had to retire. from there australia made pretty swift progress. they got rid of the english tail and slap them away. to
their credit england never stopped fighting and they have not broken up as previous ‘s sites have but the question is will now be asked. why we re question is will now be asked. why were they not competitive in this series? why have they not won a test match in australia to seven years? philippe coutinho's £1a2 million move to barcelona from liverpool will be rubber stamped later this morning. he will be paraded at camp nou and will become the second most expensive player in the world, with only his fellow brazilian neymar ahead of him. the fourth round draw is live on bbc two from seven o'clock tonight and takes place just before brighton and crystal palace play the final third round tie. that game will see video assistant referee technology used for the first time in a competitive club match in england. it will be used for potentially match changing situations, where referees will have the power to stop the game and consult video replays to help with getting decisions right. kyle edmund has pulled out of the auckland open because of an ankle strain,
a week before the start of the australian open. the british number two hurt his right ankle in his previous match, and will have it assessed this week. with andy murray having pulled out of the australian open because of a hip injury, edmund would be the highest—ranked briton in the men's singles, should he play. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. commuters are facing disruption today, as staff at five train firms begin a fresh wave of strikes in disputes about the role of guards. the union involved, the rmt, has urged ministers to convene a meeting with the train companies to try to reach a deal. the firms say the union is showing its disregard for passengers. our correspondent ian palmer is at waterloo station in london. how much disruption is there and is there any sign of a resolution to this dispute? the day has been
hellish to some. ok for others. i have spoken to many people this morning who said they were crammed into their carriages like sardines and others have said theirjourneys we re and others have said theirjourneys were fine. south—western railways have been working hard to put on longer trains which has meant that commuters have been able to go into work albeit in an comfortable conditions. it operates around 1500 trains a day saying it should be operating around 70% of its timetable of things being well. this is the first day of three days of industrial action. the journey home for many commuters might be difficult and the difficulties could be put back to wednesday and friday. there are three strands to this particular dispute. it's over driver only operated trains. companies want
drivers to open and shut doors but the rmt says its guards who can only safeguard the safety of passengers when it comes to opening and closing doors. there is a second strand of jobs. the rmt thinks that companies are trying to cut back on the number of guards and supervisors and says even though it's guaranteed jobs of pay up even though it's guaranteed jobs of pay up until it's franchise end, membersjobs will then pay up until it's franchise end, members jobs will then be under threat. the third strand is politics. any think that the rmt is trying to break train operating companies in order to make renationalisation more probable. that is the background of this particular dispute and as you mentioned the general secretary of the rmt has written to chris grayling saying they should be talks between the hub of transport and the train operating companies but chris
grayling is yet to respond. when it go 80 months ago he said the train dispute was going to be as first priority and that train dispute will be two years old in april and were no further forward into resolving it. fears of an environmental disaster are growing in the east china sea, where a tanker is continuing to leak oil after colliding with a cargo ship. one body has been recovered from the burning iranian—registered vessel but thirty one other crew members remain unaccounted for. robin brant has more. for two nights the fire has burned. dark black smoke feeding off the cargo of almost a million barrels of oil inside the ship. the search and rescue operation is still trying to find all but one of the missing 32 crew members. their fate grows find all but one of the missing 32 crew members. theirfate grows more grim as time goes on. it's not clear
at this stage how these two ships collided. the cf crystal was damaged at this bow but all on board were rescued. chinese officials now fear the stricken iranian ship could explode and sink. it had left port in the persian gulf ringing 136,000 tonnes of oil east. it had passed through the malacca straits and was heading up the east china sea to south korea when the collision happened. the chinese authorities are leading the search and rescue effort but there is help from south korea and the united states. the focus though is increasingly turning to the environmental threat to the ocean. with the volume of all on board this has the potential to be the worst spell of its kind since 1991. the last time a tanker lost
oil on this scale was the prestige of the coast of spain in 2002. but it's not perfect black crude oil thatis it's not perfect black crude oil that is causing such a problem off the coast of china this time. it is carrying condensate, refined form of oil and it's far less dense but more explosive. one expert has described the ship as a floating bomb. its cargo is odourless and colourless which means the job of trying to see the extent of the spill and trying to contain it is far more difficult. patrick mcloughlin has left his post as chairman of the conservative party. theresa may is engaged in area shuffle. the biggest reshuffle since she became prime minister. that crossover to norman smith for the latest. the surprise really. we
saw patrick mcloughlin coming out of downing street in the last half an hour and downing street in the last half an hourand a downing street in the last half an hour and a shuffling down the street ignoring questions. we can confirm he has left the position of party chairman. not a he has left the position of party chairman. nota huge he has left the position of party chairman. not a huge shock given what happened to mrs may in the general election campaign. he has been around an awfully long time. he was made a minister under mrs thatcher in the 1980s. who replaces him? best guest —— guess is brandon lewis of the immigration minister. he arrived a short time ago. he was -- if he arrived a short time ago. he was —— if he was to get the post the thinking would be to get somebody who speaks in fairly straightforward terms and has handled the difficult brief of immigration. he is a good media operator. and we also saw james cleverly who i think is mr lewis' parliamentary aide arriving a
short time after that. he could be in line for promotion. one possibility is you could have a double—header in central office with mr lewis and mr cleverly because pa rt mr lewis and mr cleverly because part of the thinking of this reshuffle is to try and get a grip of central office and shake it up and make it more fit for purpose. there is a sense it's not up to speedin there is a sense it's not up to speed in the way that the labour party is in terms of attracting new members and campaigning on electioneering in the digital media. that might be a bit of the shake up we are seeing. it will be interesting to see who theresa may replaces james brogan shire with as northern ireland secretary. at crucial role given the relationship that has to be negotiated with the dup and the government. it really
is. the letters exchanged between mrs may and mr brogan shire have published and he talks about a lesion on his right lung which needs to be operated on and there will be a period of recovery which might last some time. he clearly feels it's not feasible for him to remain in the post. he is standing down on health grounds but that does open up an opportunity because the northern ireland post is even more important now because of stormont being suspended and because of brexit down the critical role of the dup in ensuring mrs may's commons majority to get the brexit legislation through and of course in terms of relations and the border issue between northern ireland and ireland and the question marks about so—called regulatory alignment which the dup is unhappy about. that post
it seems to me is one that mrs may would be wanting to put somebody in with political heft and a bit of an operator because there is a job to do there. let's catch up with the weather forecast now. a reasonably straightforward forecast today. it's either sony or cloudy. nothing in between. the sunshine is up across the northern pa rt sunshine is up across the northern part of the uk. lovely skies in scotla nd part of the uk. lovely skies in scotland at the moment. further south flickr cloud affecting southern england and moving into parts of wales and across east anglia. that is going nowhere fast. the skies look something like this and other clouds. through the rest of the day there is not any great change in the forecast. what unifies us is it's going to be a cold day. a
chilly easterly wind as well. overnight the winds turn into a more south—easterly direction. the cloud will move northwards into parts of scotla nd will move northwards into parts of scotland leaving clearer skies across north—west scotland. temperatures could get down to about minus eight celsius. tomorrow, cloudy day for most of us. the odd spit of drizzle for solace but a dry day. i bit of rain will work into the west late in the afternoon. the bbc understands patrick mcloughlin has left his post as conservative party chairman, as the cabinet reshuffle gets under way. hollywood's sexual harassment scandal dominated last night's golden globe awards — stars wore black to honour victims. "enough is enough" — the bbc‘s china editor carrie grace speaks out about her decision to quit in protest over equal pay at the corporation. former football coach barry bennell
has pleaded guilty to seven offences of child sexual assault, and head of the start of his trial at liverpool crown court. —— ahead of the start. more now on last night's golden globes awards, which were dominated by issues of harrassment and equality pay. here is what some of the stars had to say, many of whom were wearing black and solidarity. time is up on violence against women and girls and the imbalance of power. across all industries, not just my industry, notjust hollywood, but across all industries all over the world. it is a show of solidarity and it is not about what we are wearing, it is about what we have to say and who we are. it is also a message to everyone around
the world, just about saying, we are all in it together, it is notjust about our industry, it is about every industry and every woman about the world, it is about saying, we are all behind you, in whatever way that is. four months ago, you could not have dream of a night like this, and the conversations that are being had. and i think it is exciting times for all of us, who get to see a change, exactly at the time where we we re a change, exactly at the time where we were kind of disillusioned with the world, and can we change things, not just the world, and can we change things, notjust america, but the world, and can we change things, not just america, but the the world, and can we change things, notjust america, but the world? and i think this can give us hope that if we stick together, if we do things right, if everyone participates, we can change anything. and with me now is polly kemp, a campaigner with the group equal representation for accurate as —— actresses. tell us more about the
group. it is a grassroots campaign which essentially was founded by elizabeth barrington and myself at the end of 2015, and we have a fantastic committee of amazing women who have been trying to raise awareness about the fact that on our screens, we tend to see two men for every one woman in all drama and comedy, and on, you know, panel shows, you have to see that they are mostly men. we are also very concerned about the amount of stories written by women about women. and whether the stories are breaking through? yes, we see ourselves as a representation of all women on—screen, and if you only see us as the desires and wives of white man, you're not seeing us as three—dimensional women of all
races, all colours, all classes with agency. so it is about numbers and agency. so it is about numbers and agency. now, the golden globes, possibly, arguably the most political awards ceremony we have ever seen. political awards ceremony we have ever seen. obviously that is to do with harvey weinstein, it is to do with harvey weinstein, it is to do with equal pay, to do with a range of issues. how powerful a message do you think was delivered by that ceremony last night, by the majority of people attending it wearing black, but the speeches that we heard? i think you have an incredible global platform, you know, to publicise this message. essentially it was about violence against women, the time's up campaign. but actresses are the representation of women on—screen and on stage so that is the perfect platform to spread this message. so, it is incredibly powerful and what
is incredibly powerful is that two of those actresses were wearing our badge, claire foy and watson, both wearing the badge on the red carpet come on their dresses. —— emma watson. so it is a huge boost for us. is the momentum that it is going to deliver real change, going to move from rhetoric towards action to change? i hope so. the three highest grossing films of last year were films that were starring women was that there is plenty of evidence that there is plenty of evidence that says that putting women central to the narrative, you know, brings in money. so if anyone has a sense, put women at the front! so from a financial point of view it makes sense. but i guess we have got to get the bionym from all the major stakeholders in places like the bbc, channel a, all the people who commission, to really start to
commission, to really start to commission more women and stories about women. we are having an event at the end of the month, in fabric, ba fta, at the end of the month, in fabric, bafta, and we want other stakeholders to come along and commit to making some change this year. it is the 100 years anniversary of women getting the book, great year to celebrate all that women have done. —— getting the vote. so, yes, we hope that there will be action, that will be generated from this particular wave of activism. polly kemp, thank you very much. my pleasure. some pitches coming from new york this fire at trump tower in manhattan. there is not a lot of information about what is going on, but you can clearly see fire crews on the roof of the tower, and this news just breaking fire crews on the roof of the tower, and this newsjust breaking in fire crews on the roof of the tower, and this news just breaking in the last few moments. you can see smoke
coming from the top of the building, this is trump tower in manhattan, fire crews clearly on the scene. as soon as we fire crews clearly on the scene. as soon as we get fire crews clearly on the scene. as soon as we get more fire crews clearly on the scene. as soon as we get more information on what is happening, we will bring it to you. let's return to theresa may's we shovel of her cabinet. the bbc understands that patrick mcloughlin has left his post as conservative party chairman. —— theresa may's reshuffle. let's cross over to our assistant political editor norman smith, who is outside downing street for us. i think it is fair to say we do not have a lot of news in terms of actual confirmation, unless you have something just breaking? the only thing we have had confirmed is that guess what, a reshuffle is under way! that is the only thing officially which has been confirmed. but we know that patrick mcloughlin has left government, not a huge surprise, his position as party chairman was obviously going to be in question after the tory setback at the general election. also, by
his own admission he had been in government for seven or eight years, a long serving minister and before then, going onto it back to mrs thatcher in the 1980s. so not a huge surprise that he has gone. who might replace him? there is speculation and it will inevitably be on immigration minister brandon lewis, because he arrived just before patrick mcloughlin left number ten, he was the first arrival outside. he would be a younger voice, i think he is viewed as quite a good media performer, he has handled the different immigration brief pretty well, i think many people feel he has taken some of the heat and the argument around of movement and the eu migration so he may well get the party chairmanship post. interesting as well, whether his parliamentary aide, james cleverly, who arrived a short time after him, gets a sort of number two post, whether it is a double headed party chairmanship post. he is a former army officer.
so that would be a new team in the party offices, and i think that reflects the view that basically, the party machine needs to be grabbed by the lapels, given a shake—up and made a more effective election fighting machine, particularly when it comes to attracting new members and fighting elections on social media and digital media. norman, if you can bear with us, we have a short clip of patrick mcloughlin after he left downing street. theresa may got a fantastic popular vote in the general election which she needs to carry on with delivering what she wants to do, and she will do. i have beenin wants to do, and she will do. i have been in the cabinet for a long time and enjoyed it immensely. thank you. a very brief word from patrick
mcloughlin, not sounding too disappointed. he has been the cabinet for a long time, as you have been pointing out. what do you think theresa may can achieve with this in terms of the balance between those who are naturally brexiteers and those who are unnaturally remainers, and dozen people to generate some new ideas? —— who are unnaturally. in terms of brexit, theresa may will not want to upset the balance in any way between the brexit enthusiasts and the former remainers. i think she will do nothing that might suggest she is tilting one way or the other because that is such a fragile balance. in terms of what she hopes to achieve from the reshuffle, i do not think she will be under any illusions that somehow it is going to solve all the problems, i think it is a more limited ambition, to shake up the party machine to bring forward new, younger, female mps, mps from ethnic
minorities, to present a more modern image for the conservative party. also to bring on some of those mps elected in 2015 and 2017 who want to be given their chance. it is going to be that sort of reshuffle, not the big bang with blood all over the walls, a much more modest reshuffle, geared primarily at reshaping the party and the sort of image the party and the sort of image the party presents, rather than necessarily trying to change the political weather. norman, necessarily trying to change the politicalweather. norman, thank necessarily trying to change the political weather. norman, thank you again. an accountancy firm advising the g re nfell an accountancy firm advising the grenfell enquiry has quit amid concerns over a conflict of interests. kpmg also works with the royal borough of kensington and chelsea for the tower is located. the firm said it had mutually agreed to step down from the enquiry. some pharmacists at boots are worried that work pressures mean patients could be being put at risk. a former manager blew the whistle to the industry regulator about his understaffing concerns before he resigned in 2015.
he's now spoken publicly for the first time to the bbc‘s inside out programme. boots says it's confident its pharmacies have enough staff. marie ashby reports. boots is one of the country's best known high—street names and the largest pharmacy chain in the uk. it has almost 2,a00 stores and provides a crucial nhs service. but some pharmacists at boots are worried that the work pressure they are under could lead to mistakes. two of the pharmacists we spoke to were prepared to be interviewed as long as their identity was protected. their words are spoken by actors. some days you would easily describe the team as being at breaking point. that is because simply the amount of work that has to be done cannot physically get done safely and it can't physically get done without working longer hours or working after the store has closed. mistakes may not be picked up on and that could ultimately lead to somebody possibly dying. the pharmacist defence association union is the largest union
representing the profession. it supports a third of boots' 6,500 pharmacists and is involved in a legal battle to be recognised as the union. pharmacists have told us working for boots that they are finding increasingly that there are less staff available and that makes theirjob a lot more difficult and more pressurised. we have an industry—leading patient safety record. i am absolutely confident that the resources are there to deliver the patient care. i am confident we have enough staff. greg lawton was a former manager involved in patient safety at boots until he resigned more than two years ago. he reported his concerns about understaffing to the general pharmaceutical council. they told me that they were going to review their inspection model. they didn't interview a single person. and they concluded that there wasn't any problem all. just over a year ago the regulator also told him its investigation found no systemic failure by boots to provide adequate staff in its pharmacy.
greg, his opinions and his concerns, left the business over two years ago, and is not relevant to boots today. we continue to invest in more people, more pharmacists than ever before, into our shops and into our processes to help to make things more safe. the industry regulator is providing more patient safety guidance to community pharmacies later this year. and you can see boots: pharmacists under pressure? an inside out special, tonight at 7.30pm on bbc one and on the bbc iplayer. the headlines on bbc newsroom live. the bbc understands patrick mcloughlin has left his post as conservative party chairman as the reshuffle gets under way. the former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty to six child six offences.
black to black — the stars come together at the golden globes to call time on hollywood's sexual harassment scandal. new measures to tackle the sale of unsafe laser pens, which can cause blindness, have been announced by the government. it comes after an increase in incidents targeting pilots and train drivers. the new powers would include better labelling, as daniela relph reports. dangerous and reckless. misuse of lasers has been increasing. cheaper than they've ever been, and more easily available, the government is now bringing in new measures to limit their use. two years ago, this virgin atlantic airbus was forced to return to the runway at heathrow. shortly after take—off, one of the pilots contacted air—traffic control and said his colleague was experiencing difficulties. since 2013, there have been 150 incidents of eye injuries from lasers.
the majority of those hurt were children. the figures show the scale of the problem. there were 1,258 laser incidents reported in 2016. heathrow airport is the most frequent target. and even on the rail network, there have been 578 laser incidents over recent years. the new measures will include increased checks from teams at ports and borders, and improved labelling by manufacturers to make it clear just how damaging to our eyes a laser can be. there will also be better policing of the sale of laser pointers, particularly with online retailers like ebay. daniela relph, bbc news. bike to the reshuffle, but a number ten, norman listowel there for us. —— back to the reshuffle. ten, norman listowel there for us. -- back to the reshuffle. no further
movement at downing street, we have not seen anyone movement at downing street, we have not seen anyone come or go since movement at downing street, we have not seen anyone come or go since the arrival of brandon lewis. years now i think widely speculated to be the new party chairman to replace patrick mcloughlin, who left downing street shortly afterwards. and he sort of shuffled off, ignored questions, then when he got the end of the street, he answered a few questions, saying he had in government, the cabinet for seven to eight years, had been in government for a lot longer, way back to mrs thatcher's days but he sounded pretty sanguine, to be honest, i think he probably took the view he has done his time, been on the front bench for a very long time, there was a good deal of criticism of the conservative election campaign, he was party chairman sophie will take blame for that. the other news we haveis blame for that. the other news we have is james brokenshire standing down as northern ireland secretary for health reasons. i have seen the letters exchanged between mrs may and james brokenshire, he speaks of
and james brokenshire, he speaks of a lesion on his right lung which needs to be operated on, and he clearly feels that it is down to make it impossible for him to remain in the post. so he is going to stand down on health grounds, and mrs may will appoint someone new. but in the past few minutes, he has been speaking so i think we can hear what he has to sayjust now. over the la st he has to sayjust now. over the last few weeks, i have been having a numberof last few weeks, i have been having a number of health tests, and this has revealed that i have a small lesion in my right lung that will require surgery in my right lung that will require surgery to in my right lung that will require surgery to remove. in my right lung that will require surgery to remove. whilst the health team believe that will deal with the issue and that i will be back to work, it will take a number of weeks, and time for i will need to be away from my duties at work, and i think at this really important time in northern ireland, with the restoration of devolved government, wanting to see that renewed, getting
back into the talks process, brexit negotiations, and also dealing with theissues negotiations, and also dealing with the issues of the past, that requires refocus, energy and intent, and with my surgery forthcoming i am not going to be in a position to give that sort of effort. therefore, with a great deal of regret, i have decided and discussed and we have agreed the right thing to do is for me to stand down from government at this point in time. am sure everyone in politics wishes you a speedy recovery. you spoke to the per minute of this morning to tell her the news, will you be carrying on as an mp? i have been having a number of conversations with the prime minister over recent days following on from getting the advice from my clinicians. my intent is to get on with surgery, get on with recovery, and get back to my duties as mp, and also back a front—line political duties as well. but i need time and
space to focus on the surgery and recovery from it. therefore, that is where my focus and efforts must be in the short term. but very much with the clear intent of getting back to work, getting back to front—line political responsibilities and duties, and therefore whilst i am going to be out of action for several weeks, nonetheless, having that focus and wanting to get back into front—line political work as soon as i am able to. an extremely challenging time in northern ireland with the collapse of the power—sharing, almost exactly a year ago, what will be your message for your advice to your successor? my earnest desire, my earnest wish for everyone in northern ireland, is to see devolved government restored as quickly as possible. the parties in northern ireland have got over a bigger issues in the past and i think that there is a duty and responsibility
on them now to get back into the executive, back into devolved government and get on with serving the people of northern ireland. it has been a huge honour and a privilege to be able to serve as secretary of state for northern ireland, andl secretary of state for northern ireland, and i have been hugely moved and touched by so many people that i have met and seen and worked with in northern ireland, and i think that underlines to me the really positive focus we should have, how i think northern ireland has come so far, has so much more to go as well. therefore, it is with that focus and intent that i think that focus and intent that i think that we should approach the future, and whilst, yes, regrettably i will not be able to continue in the role of secretary of state, and i will need to stand down, nonetheless, i think we should be positive as to what can be achieved and i hope the political parties will grab hold of that, recognise that is what is
leading to happen, and we see that coming to pass as quickly as possible. so, james brokenshire, explaining why he is standing down, not just because of explaining why he is standing down, notjust because of the surgery after that lesion on his right lung, but because also he suspects there will be a fairly lengthy recovery process and he is saying given the delicate nature of negotiations over the storm at assembly, it needs someone the storm at assembly, it needs someone with energy and time to be able to put into trying to get devolved government up and running again camara which he simply will not have because of the recuperation process. elsewhere i can tell you the first bit of hard news on the promotion fact is that brandon lewis, the immigration minister who we saw arriving outside number ten in the last how far or so, is to be the new party chairman, confirmed on the new party chairman, confirmed on the downing street twitter feed. the new party chairman, confirmed on the downing street twitterfeed. so he is taking overfrom patrick mcloughlin, who leaves government
after seven or eight years in the cabinet and many, after seven or eight years in the cabinetand many, many after seven or eight years in the cabinet and many, many more years as a minister. brandon lewis, ithink the hope would be that he will presage a shake—up in the tory party election machine, a sense that it was found wanting at the last election againstjeremy corbyn and a desire to try and match mr corbyn's labour party when it comes to recruiting a new, younger membership, also campaigning on digital media and social media. so, brandon lewis takes over that post and he is regarded as quite a savvy media performer, he has handled the immigration brief, lowered the temperature around a lot of the issues surrounding that, and clearly mrs may feels he is the man to oversee a shake—up at central office, there were suggestions a lot office, there were suggestions a lot of new people will be brought in to hazard were give conservative party hqa hazard were give conservative party hq a kick up the backside to make it a more effective campaigning machine. norman, i given much. --
thank you very much. in, the news, but first, the weather. it has been a cold day today. there have been some big, big brother contrasts north and south. northern areas seeing barely a cloud in the sky and plenty of sunshine. a thick layer of low cloud in southern england. the weather courtesy of this area of high pressure, we have a sinking down towards the surface of the earth, and when that happens, the air tends to become more dry. when it reaches the ground, we will have clear blue skies like we have seen have clear blue skies like we have seen today across the northern half of the uk. this is from scotland earlier. across the south of the uk, the air has not quite descended all the air has not quite descended all the way to the service, allowing this layer of grey, drab skies to work and a lot of low cloud. that is
how it is gone to stay today. this evening and overnight, the wind turns to a south—easterly and that will tend to push the cloud north, across northern england and into parts of scotland. turning cloudy from any but a dry night for many as well. but another cold one where we keep the clearer. temperatures down to around —8 in the highlands. tomorrow, more clouds, but the most, the cloud is not thick enough to do that, just the odd spit of drizzle. into the afternoon, there will be a change in the west, a front moves in from the atlantic, bringing outbreaks of rain into the isles of scilly and cornwall towards the end of the day. a freshening wind dragging in some less cold air so temperatures rising a few degrees towards the south coast. northwards, cloudy day coming up and also for northern ireland with rain not too far away from western counties here. in western scotland, the best of the sunshine. but even in the sunshine it is still cold with temperatures barely getting above freezing in the
cold est barely getting above freezing in the coldest spots. tuesday night, the front pushes northwards and eastwards, there could be some low cloud over the hills this hill fog patches as the rain continues to push in. but for many it will be a slightly milder night with temperatures from two to six celsius but still cold enough for some snow over the higher ground in scotland. wednesday, the remnants of the frantically away and we will see some shine, still milder with temperatures of between six and 10 celsius. that's the latest weather, bob ivanov. —— goodbye for now. a new year — a new look cabinet as the prime minister's reshuffle gets under way. brandon lewis has been made chairman of the conservative party. before the reshuffle beganjames brokenshire said he was stepping down due to ill health. we will have the latest from downing street. also this lunchtime. former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty to six child sex offences as his trial gets under way.
hollywood's sexual harrassment scandal dominates the golden globe awards as the stars all dress in black to show solidarity with victims. the bbc‘s china editor quits her role over gender pay after turning down a pay rise. she says she couldn't "collude" with an unfair pay structure. it's at the edge!