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today at five, theresa may carries out her biggest cabinet reshuffle since becoming prime minister. jeremy hunt's title has been expanded to secretary of state for health and social care. other new appointments include brandon lewis as conservative party chairman. looking forward to getting on with thejob, very honoured looking forward to getting on with the job, very honoured and looking forward to getting on with thejob, very honoured and proud that the prime minister has asked me to lead a great party, great professionals and colleagues. looking forward to taking over. despite ringing some changes, the prime minister has decided to maintain the status quo with her key cabinet positions. so how much of a rejuvenation of the government, is this reshuffle? we'll have the latest from westminster. the other main stories on bbc news at 5: at the start of his trial, former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty to seven child sex offences against boys aged between 11 and 1a. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the uk. the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie
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has quit over equal pay, saying she couldn't "collude" with an unfair pay structure. a new day is on the horizon. and at the golden globes, oprah winfrey led the calls for change in hollywood, following recent sexual harassment scandals. it's five o'clock. our main story: the prime minister's reshuffling her ministerial team, with a handful of announcements made so far. with the top post—holders including philip hammond, boris johnson, amber rudd and david davis keeping theirjobs, theresa may has promoted brandon lewis to conservative party chairman. she's also moved thejustice secretary david lidington
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into the cabinet office, to take on some of the responsibilities carried out by the former first secretary of state, damien green. from westminster, ben wright reports. a new year, a new cabinet. morning, prime minister. will this rejuvenate the party? she will hope so. after the tories‘ botched election last year, the question is, who will she choose to chop, rejig and remove in her team? this morning the health secretary, jeremy hunt, was swerving speculation he might be on the move. do you expect to be out of the cabinet? so was the education secretary, justine greening. she can't be sure of having a ministerial car by the end of the day. the reshuffle began with the resignation of the northern ireland secretaryjames brokenshire.
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he has chosen to leave the cabinet because of health issues. he has been in thejob since theresa may became prime minister in 2016. my intent is to get on with surgery, get on with recovery and get back to my duties as mp and back to front line political duties as well. other cabinet ministers, like the work and pensions secretary, david gauke, spent the morning watching their phones, waiting to learn their fate. until you are properly contacted, you carry on as normal, you carry on doing yourjob. so you haven't been given a steer you are safe? i haven't. last year it was bruising for the party after the tories failed to win the snap election she called. the chairman copped a lot of the blame, and this morning he stepped down from his post, the first to leave downing street after meeting the prime minister. this is a chance for her to reshape
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her vision of what her party in government is about. we do need to think deeply about intellectual renewal, campaigning renewal and membership renewal. a modern party with a modern message for a modern britain. david lymington has taken the place of the sax damian green. the comings and goings will go on all day, but so and goings will go on all day, but so far changes are small. lawrence johnson remains, the home secretary and brexit secretary all remain. as isjeremy and brexit secretary all remain. as is jeremy hunt who and brexit secretary all remain. as isjeremy hunt who keeps hisjob and brexit secretary all remain. as isjeremy hunt who keeps his job as health secretary but with a new
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expanded title, becoming secretary of state for health and social care. our chief political correspondent, vicki young, is in downing street. the treasury, foreign office, home office, health department, brexit department, all incumbents stay in place. one wonders how much this re—shuffle amounts to. place. one wonders how much this re-shuffle amounts to. it's not really a reshuffle, is it, with most keeping theirjobs. there will be a future hinges, james brokenshire will have to be replaced, david lidington has been moved, and though publicly that's not a huge role, it is someone to read trusts because he will have to take on the chairing of all these committees, these brexit subcommittees, it's an important role but very much behind the scenes. so far the expansion of jeremy hunt's department is possibly the most significant. bringing in social care, that is significant because we know this is a long—term issue that many governments have said they are going to tackle. theresa may try to come up with a
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plan for it during the general election, it did not go down very well, it will now be up tojeremy hunt to try to think about how we fund social care in the future with that ageing population growing and growing, and the pressure of course on been .. lot of those in, 5:7- 5“? a“: i: z: 1: their ,, . . q5.§‘f*‘.!z}=§*‘—ir 7 their election 445,395??? 7 7
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because of issues discharging patients, and difficulties sometimes in getting them back home. there has been a lot of ground swell of opinion calling for more integration. what we don't know is the extent to which the dc lg budget goes to health, we assume that will be the case the social care, obviously councils will continue running it as far as we know. it will be raising council tax for social care as well as their block -e—”£ social has been i” i f for social care, which has been promised by the government, that was being run by the cabinet office. has jeremy hunt asked to take control of that? he was in downing street for more than an hour. with greg clark as well, the business secretary. it's not clear what was being discussed. whetherjeremy it's not clear what was being discussed. whether jeremy hunt it's not clear what was being discussed. whetherjeremy hunt said i want to take on social care, and that was the arrangement he came to with the prominence. clearly the argument has been for quite a few yea rs argument has been for quite a few years now that you cannot have the
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health service operating independently from how social care is dealt with and run. that breach between the two has been the reason why we had so many problems, actually in both sectors. yes, absolutely. if you have a medically fit patient ready to leave a hospital, but they can't go back home, because there are problems with finding a social care package oi’ with finding a social care package orfinding a place in a care home, then they remain in the hospitals and that has been one of the major problems causing the pressure we have seen in recent years. if beds are occupied, it's harder to get new patients into them. obviously social ca re goes patients into them. obviously social care goes beyond care of the elderly. there is adult social care, it's not care about social care for children, who takes back on. we assume it is the whole social care package going into the department of health. it will become a very powerful department, withjeremy hunt heading up a very important
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pa rt hunt heading up a very important part of domestic policy, which remains extremely sensitive at the moment, with all the winter pressure we have seen. many thanks. maybe he should be health and social care editor... no comment! i should tell you this re—shuffle is ongoing. we have just heard gavin williamson, who remains as secretary of state for defence. any more news on new shuffling of ministers and so on will be brought to you here. we expect to have a chat with lord heseltine a bit later on about his thoughts on the today's reshuffle. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been convicted of planning an is inspired terror attack on the uk in the run up to christmas 2016. munir mohammed had amassed bomb making components with the help of his pharmacist girlfriend, rowaida el—hassan. they were also considering a poison attack. and police say mohammed posed a risk to the food factory where he was working making sauces
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for supermarket ready meals. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. this is a story that links to sudan. the couple both had roots here but linked up in the uk. munir mohammed came to britain illegally and applied for asylum. some years later, though married, he went on a muslim dating site, and found his partner in crime. on his profile on, he wrote... think deep about your end and the day after. he was attracted to rowaida el—hassan because she was a pharmacist. he needed her scientific know—how to mount a terror attack. the court heard how they became bound by an emotional attachment and they were both wedded to an extremist ideaology. they began sharing is execution videos, she implored him "send some more".
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rowaida el—hassan, a divorced mother of two, is from a well—known sudanese family. a highly regarded family, well established, known to anyone and it's a family where you can not find any excuse or reason for one of their daughters or granddaughters to be involved in anything related to terrorism. together the couple plotted a terror outrage in the uk in the run—up to christmas 2016. munir mohammed would carry it out. he was living in a bedsit in derby. described as a bedroom jihadi, here over the internet taking instructions from a man believed to be an is commander, he told him, "i'm ready". a fortnight before christmas, the police moved in on him. rowaida el—hassan was arrested in london where she lived. munir mohammed had been picked up on cctv in asda, shopping for every day items containing chemicals he needed for his bomb. all the time being guided over the phone by his girlfriend
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using her pharmacy experience. in his bedsit, officers found two of the three components of the explosive tatp, known as mother of satan. he'd amassed bomb—making manuals and instructions on how to use mobile phone detonators and the poison ricin. his is commander posted instructions on facebook which read, "place poison in food like fruit and vegetables in markets or inject poison in drinks and foods". at the time, mohammed was working in kerry foods in burton—on—trent, in the kitchens making sauces for ready meals that are sold in tesco and morrison's. using fake id with someone else's name, he got the job through the gi recruitment company. mohammed was planning a bomb attack, there was no evidence he ever had any poison. detectives say because of his
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interest in ricin and his support for is, he did pose a threat to this factory. he certainly was a risk, had that company or we had known in his interest in ricin and link to the food company, we would have ta ken steps to protect the public and to prevent him from continuing that employment there. kerry foods, a global brand, turned down our interview request. the gi recruitment company which gave mohammed the job here said. they had no idea the man they recruited was also a recruit to is. with his girlfriend, rowaida el—hassan, munir mohammed formed a deadly partnership. the security service m15 and the police thwarted this
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couple's plan to cause carnage on the streets of the uk. june kelly, bbc news. let's speak to our correspondent jeremy ball who's in derby for us. this couple lived in the area where you are, what local people saying? well, real shock here on leopold street. i have spoken to a number of neighbours, who are horrified. one man made the point that he was making this powerful explosive and what would have happened if something had gone wrong? it's clear that people did not suspect him. he was doing all this in the privacy of his bedsit. he was studying english at derby college where they told me no one had any concerns at all. i have spoken to a couple of collea g u es have spoken to a couple of colleagues of his local factories who say he came across as quiet, normal, hard—working. he even gave people lifts home. the local police
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commander here in derby said this was clearly a very serious plot, and he makes the point here on leopold street where just a few minutes walk from the main shopping centre. that's precisely the kind of place where terrorists tend to target. thank you, jeremy. i was telling you that reshuffle is continuing, and we are hearing david gauke has been appointed as the lord chancellor and justice secretary. david gauke has been appointed lord chancellor and secretary of state forjustice. he was the pensions secretary of state. another change there to theresa may's top team. this is bbc news at 5 — the headlines: there has been a change in title for jeremy hunt to reflect his responsibility for health and social ca re responsibility for health and social care among all those cabinet changes. at the start of his trial, former football coach barry bennell
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pleads guilty to seven child sex offences against boys aged between 11 and 1a. the sport, andy murray has had hip surgery the sport, andy murray has had hip surgery and has targeted a return to tennis in the summer. and the grass court season. he has not played competitively since wimbledon last july. england's cricketers have lost the ashes series 4—0 after a defeat to australia in the final test. james anderson says the tests has not been a disaster for them. james anderson says the tests has not been a disasterfor them. billy coutinho is now officially a barcelona player, completing his £142 million move from liverpool. injuries could prevent him from making his debut for another three weeks. a full update in 15 minutes. the former football coach barry bennell has pleaded guilty to seven offences of child sexual assault. the 63—year—old, who is now known as richard jones, admitted the charges before the start of his trial at liverpool crown court.
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the ex—crewe coach is charged with a total of 55 offences between 1979 and 1991. his alleged victims were boys aged between eight and 15 years old. our sports correspondent andy swiss is in liverpool. barry bennell, who is standing trial here under his new name of richard jones, wasn't actually here in person, instead he appeared via video link wearing a greyjumper. he pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent assault against two complainants aged between 11 and 14 at the time and we can now report he had already pleaded guilty to a seventh offence at an earlier hearing. in total, barry bennell is charged with 55 sexual offences, 42 counts of indecent assault, 11 counts of 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 it is
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claimed took place between 1979 and 1991. barry bennell is a former football coach, former youth coach with crewe alexandra, he also works with a number of other clubs across the north—west of england including stoke city and manchester city. he will now face a trial on the outstanding 48 charges, and that trial is expected to last up to eight weeks. vauxhall is cutting another 250 jobs at its ellesmere port car plant in cheshire. the car—maker, which makes the astra, is now owned by france's psa group. the company announced the loss of 400 jobs in october. it says costs at ellesmere plant are higher than other plants in the group. the bbc‘s china editor, carrie gracie, has stepped down from the role because of what she's called an "indefensible pay gap between men and women" at the bbc. in an open letter addressed to licence fee payers, carrie gracie — who is remaining at the bbc —
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accused the corporation of "breaking equality law". this morning she said the reaction to her resignation showed the "depth of hunger" for equal pay. a bbc spokesperson says there's "no systemic discrimination against women". our media correspondent david sillito reports. morning, carrie. carrie gracie arrived for work at the bbc this morning, just hours after publishing a letter to the bbc‘s audience, saying: "the bbc belongs to you, the license fee payer, and i believe you have a right to know that it's breaking equality law, and resisting pressure for a fairer transparent pay structure." chinese once called chairman mao the great helmsman. .. carrie gracie was the bbc‘s china editor, but has now left that post. the reason? male international editors were, it was revealed, being paid around 50% more than the women. six months ago we discovered the pay
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discrepancies at the bbc. they affected me very directly. i've spent the intervening time trying to put them right through an equal pay complaint, 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 and i cannot collude in what i see as unlawful pay discrimination. it has been very moving. and this morning, she was presenting the today programme, talking about the support she had received for her stand. the bbc says an independent review of staff pay had not revealed systematic discrimination. its gender pay gap of 9.3% is around half that of the national average and it was committed to closing that, and it would also soon be publishing a full review of how it pays its top presenters and editors.
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but carrie gracie said she was offered a £45,000 pay increase, but turned it down, saying it was a botched solution. the real answer, she says, is a fair and open pay system for everyone. david sillito, bbc news. with me in the studio is employment lawyer gillian howard, who has represented clients in equal pay disputes. thanks for coming in. we are talking about the equality act here, can you just explain how it relates to this particular case? the law gives men and women the right to be paid the same if they are doing the same job, 01’ same if they are doing the same job, ora same if they are doing the same job, or a job that is not materially different. or where they are doing work of equal value. for example, carrie gracie who was the editor of the china desk was looking at two
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males, one headed the us desk and one head of the middle eastern desk, and those two men were earning significantly more than she was. they were doing work of equal value, in fact they were doing work of equal value, infacti they were doing work of equal value, in fact i might say she was probably doing work of greater value, and yet she was significantly disadvantaged in her pain. the law says that is unlawful, that is unequal pay, and she should be paid the same as those gentlemen. but the bbc can point to, under the law, material factors that have nothing to do with gender as a reason why pay might not be equal. that's fair, isn't it? they have suggested two things. first that the pay differential in the top levels of management is because women are desperately unrepresented. so there will be fewer women who are paid significantly as much as men. but that actually is sex discrimination,
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because fewer women are promoted to the higher levels, and it cannot be that the bbc does not have hundreds if not thousands of extremely talented, experienced and expert women, and secondly what they have said is that the reason why some of these males are paid significantly more is that they have agents, and the agents shout louder. that is not a material difference. and that is no excuse whatsoever for paying the men more, just because their agents shout louder. but there are lots of jobs where experience counts, knowledge of the area, or whatever, i'm notjust talking about journalism but in all walks of life. where, as i said earlier, there could be a material reason it has nothing to do with gender as to why pay might not be the same. there could be. and if there are, the bbc would be able to justify it. i can't see it at the moment. and i have looked at some of these jobs where the material differences in pay between men and women are
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unjustifiable and there is not an answer. as i say, the bbc has said those two things, women are underrepresented at the top level and men have agents to shout louder. those old material differences which justify inequality in pay. as far as you can see, and obviously you don't know the full ins and outs of this particular case, on the face of it there could be a charge that the bbc has to answer? it certainly seems to me there is. this is how an employment tribunal will look at it. they will look at the jobs, the demands, the effort, and responsibility, expertise of those say, three individuals and will see whether they are of equal value. what about the role in any dispute, including this one, of what the bbc says was an independent audit, which showed levels of dissemination are not systemic, but there is not a systemic problem and that in fact the bbc is doing a lot better than many other organisers? as someone
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very famous said, the bbc would say that, wouldn't they. it was an independent review. judge lead. u nfortu nately independent review. judge lead. unfortunately those statistics can be used to make resolutions and solutions which do not really tell the story. as i say, the internal review was based on a very small number of women in that batch of highly paid members of staff at the bbc. therefore it distorted the statistics. good to see you, thanks for joining statistics. good to see you, thanks forjoining us. the 75th golden globe awards in los angeles have been dominated by powerful speeches about hollywood's sexual abuse scandal. it was the first major awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment allegations. almost all of those attending chose to wear black to show support for the victims. the big film winner of the night was ‘three billboards outside ebbing, missouri', which took home four awards. here's our north america correspondent james cook.
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in hollywood, they turned the red carpet black. this was a show of solidarity for those who'd been abused and harassed, and a demonstration of the determination to change. there is no way that i am ever going to be in a room and be treated in the way that people have been treated ever again and not stand up and not say, "i don't agree with that". the whole reason why that was able to take place, like anything that's an abuse of power, is that there is silence. emma watson was one of several actresses who arrived with an activist as her guest. actually, this cuts across generations, across ethnicities, across communities. actually, if we stand together, we can end this, right? it'sjust done, it'sjust over. there's going to be a zero tolerance policy from now on. i really... i really believe that. i think, time's up. there are somethings that we don't need to discuss any more. equal pay for equal work, well, duh. harassment in the workplace, come on, time's up on all that stuff. from the moment the ceremony began, its tone was set.
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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 time's up. time is up. we see you, we hear you and we will tell your stories. thank you. it was really great to be in this room tonight. and to be a 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 and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. applause. absent, of course, was the fallen mogul harvey weinstein. instead, the spotlight was on two of his most prominent accusers,
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who arrived together. we have a little bit more of an opportunity to lead nationally and internationally. so that everyone, everywhere can work safely, earn the same money for the same work, and we can finally put sexual harassment in the way past, where it should have been a long time ago. is that happening? it's human rights. it's basic human rights. is that happening? it is happening. four months ago, you couldn't have dreamt of a night like this and the conversations that are being had. i think it's exciting times for all of us. time and again here on this red carpet, we've had the same word and that word is "change". the stars who have 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. much more on the cabinet reshuffle
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coming up, plenty happening there. time for a look at the weather. what a beautiful day it's been. clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine, no? well, chances are you live in the southern half of the uk then, because we've had seems like this in northern ireland, northern scotland. further south that has been a little bit cloudy and grim, a sheet of cloud starting to nudge its way slowly that way further north. it will cover northern england overnight, getting across northern ireland and into scotland as well. the far north—west of scotland keeping clear skies overnight, here it will be a cold night, temperatures in the highlands down to about minus eight. otherwise in towns and cities, temperatures are generally a degree or two above freezing. cloud could be thick enough for a spit of drizzle. but no great amounts. that is how we start the day tomorrow, extensive cloud
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cover, limited breaks. the best of any sunshine across western scotland, maybe parts of north—west england and wales. a band of rain will make inroads through the west la ke will make inroads through the west lake in the afternoon. this is bbc news — the headlines... theresa may has carried out her largest cabinet reshuffle since becoming prime minister. appointments include, brandon lewis as conservative party chairman & david liddington to the cabinet office. david gauke becomesjustice secretary. there's also been a change in title forjeremy hunt, whose role has been expanded to secretary of state for health and social care. a couple who met on a muslim dating site have been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the uk. at the start of his trial, former football coach barry bennell pleads guilty to seven child sex offences against boys aged between 11 and 14. now let's get the sport with with olly foster. andy murray faces another five
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months away from the court after having hip surgery in melbourne. the former world number one has not played competitively since wimbledon last summer. he is now targeting the grass court season in june last summer. he is now targeting the grass court season injune for a possible return. here's our tennis correspondent russell fuller. surgeon said that the operation went well. murray has been talking very optimistically from his hospital bed earlier today. he would be the first to a cce pt earlier today. he would be the first to accept there are no guarantees exactly how successful a surgery will be, how the rehabilitation will go. but having been so down about his plight last week, when he realised that up to six months of rehabilitation, hejust realised that up to six months of rehabilitation, he just would realised that up to six months of rehabilitation, hejust would not realised that up to six months of rehabilitation, he just would not be fit to compete in brisbane or the australian open, he is much more upbeat having had this surgery. he thinks he can get back to 95% of his level, and then he would be able to compete at the highest level. james anderson says that england's
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ashes tour has not been as disastrous as many pundits have made out, despite australia's comprehensive 4—0 series win. they bowled england out forjust 180 to win the final test by an innings and 123 runs. patrick gearey reports from sydney england have had three weeks to prepare for these pictures but that will make them no easier to watch after a stomach churning series, queasiest of all, joe root who arrived at the ground having spent the morning in hospital with a stomach bug. moeen ali took his place, batted for an hour then met a familiar end, dismissed for the seventh time by nathan lyon. incoming, the outpatient, joe root nursed himself to 50 but it was hard going. at lunch, he retired. his series ended not buy an aussie but by his belly. australia removed jonny bairstow not long later, the rest was nasty, brutish and short. this was the sort of ruthless cricket that has allowed australia to dominate england and win the series with four big victories to none.
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ido i do think it has been closer than 4-0. we've been on top and some games if not all the games at some stage. we've just not capitalised on key moment. all the guys are hurting, as much as i am. that feeling you get should make you determined to try and win the ashes back in 2019. the celebrations are almost over. so, what went wrong? perhaps the key moment happened in september in bristol, an incident outside of a nightclub that ruled ben stokes out of the series. it invited focus on the off field behaviour and highlighted minor incidents involving jonny bairstow and ben duckett. on the pitch, missed chances with the bat and wider issues with the ball. the captain is only as good as the tool box has in his hand. joe root was missing a
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spanner his hand. joe root was missing a spanner and screwdriver, he did not have a spinner or bowler. england will be back in two years, perhaps with some of the same players. but to compete in this most raw environments, much else in the english game must change. philippe coutinho has completed his 142 million pound move to spanish club barcelona from liverpool. he showed off some of his skills to the barcelona fans at the new camp. he has a thigh injury at the moment, but he would not know it. he will not be able to make his debut for another three weeks. that's all the sport for now. and we'll have more you in sportsday at 6:30. let's have a look at theresa may's reshuffle in more detail. as we've heard, the major players in the cabinet are virtually unchanged with philip hammond, amber rudd, boris johnson and david davis all remaining in post, althoutheremy hunt has a new title as secretary of state for health and social care. the new faces include
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brandon lewis as the new conservative party chairman... with james cleverly appointed deputy chairman... and thejustice secretary david lidington moves to the cabinet office. replacing him atjustice is david gauke — the former secretary of state at the department for work and pensions. and we know there will be a new northern ireland secretary — afterjames brokenshire resigned from the cabinet for health reasons. for more on the cabinet reshuffle i'm joined byjoeyjones, who served as theresa may's spokesperson when she was home secretary. and alongside him is katy balls, political correspondent at the spectator. good to have you both in. thanks for joining us. katie, it was billed as a reshuffle, as the rejuvenation of the government. what do you think so far? i think it is like a light game of musical chairs, it looked like it might be the day of the blunt knives, after chris grayling was touted as being party chairman,
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announced on twitter, and then hastily deleted. it is verging on the reshuffle that was in. we are seeing such little movement, a view switching off places. as far as i can tell, nobody has been unceremoniously sacked so far. people kind of choose to leave or volunteer. all you have heard about this deadwood, it is currently still in the cabinet. george freeman said this was theresa may's chance to shape a vision of what a party and government was about, intellectual renewal, campaigning renewal and membership renewal, a modern party with a modern message. is that what you see? when george said that this morning, he would have thought it would go down very well in downing street, because that is exactly the sort of thing that theresa may and the team wanted to do. at the moment, it is underwhelming, it is a reshuffle in search of a headline,
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in search of a narrative. when he put together something like this in government, the objective is to assert some sort of narrative. there are assert some sort of narrative. there a re two assert some sort of narrative. there are two that have been floating around for the past few weeks. one was the prime minister asserting her authority and government in the new year, and the other was about changing the face of the cabinet and the government generally, to make it more diverse. as far as the former is concerned, there are real challenges there. it is being reported that a couple people have refused to move. in that regard, a key moment at the moment, what does justin greening, another of those described in the sunday times, as somebody apparently goes to the prime minister, as deadwood. though she refused to move from education? the other dynamic about rejuvenating the party and bringing in more younger people, women, people from diverse backgrounds, they might have done that a bit through the mechanics of the conservative party machine, but it is not going to be reflected in the cabinet, we can be pretty sure of that. what you are
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both saying, and katy, this seems to be what has come out of this reshuffle, all of that talk about theresa may's authority being reasserted after what has been deemed by some as a success in getting to stage two of the brexit negotiations, quelling goes on the backbenches, keeping certain people in place, some of those voices that have been against her ever since the debacle of the election campaign, that she's reasserting authority. this reshuffle shows that that was a bit of a sham. her authority is still incredibly weak, that is why she can't get rid of certain people in certainjobs? her she can't get rid of certain people in certain jobs? her position is still weak, probably less so than it a few months ago. there are degrees of weakness. i don't think that is the message they were going for. the fa ct the message they were going for. the fact she was able to do this shows she has been in a stronger position than she was just after the election. but then there is a problem, is the point of the reshuffle just to show that you can
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doa reshuffle just to show that you can do a reshuffle? if it is, not that much is happening. i do think if you are looking for the silver lining, it will be welcome in the party what is happening at the ho. brendan cleverly, and the way they have brought in swansea 17 intake to bring some enthusiasm, something thatis bring some enthusiasm, something that is may be missing. if you look at the actual cabinet and what is going on, it does seem like nobody is moving. what you said there would be viewed as unfair by people close to theresa may. the expectation has been built up. if you looked at the papers a couple of weeks ago, they we re papers a couple of weeks ago, they were talking about moving boris johnson on, and yesterday you had talk about three senior cabinet ministers being described as deadwood. a brunch bear bunch of bright young things come into
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government. you might end up with a situation where the deadwood are cheesed off, but still at the top table, and the bright young things are cheesed off because they didn't get the jobs they thought they might. jeremy hunt is now secretary of state for health and social care, but he always was the secretary of state for health and social care, it has just state for health and social care, it hasjust gone into his state for health and social care, it has just gone into his title? state for health and social care, it hasjust gone into his title? what does this mean? a new tactic, perhaps? if you can't move them, move the title around a bit? sajid javid now has housing in his title. perhaps it is a new tactic when it doesn't quite work. there are reports thatjeremy hunt did not wa nt to reports thatjeremy hunt did not want to move. some people will welcome the fact that social care is in the title. there is a lot of pressure for the government to come up pressure for the government to come up with something on this and stop dilly—dallying. at the same time, we need action. i don't think most people will be convinced byjust putting another word into the title. last time, they were talking about moving jeremy hunt, he went in without his nhs barge, and came out
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without his nhs barge, and came out with it back on. it seems like they can never move him now. ultimately, given he had been touted as the tea fa cto given he had been touted as the tea facto deputy, he had to be given something that would make it clear this was not a demotion. you used to work with theresa may at the home office. how do you think she's feeling today? it is a pivotal moment. the day did not start off well, with the fact that chris grayling was tweeted as being the new party chair and then wasn't five minutes later. they haven't reasserted a new and positive narrative, and i think we should wait until the dust settles. the figures of conservative party membership, the suggestion was that it was not as high as some people might have expected. you talked earlier about revamping the hq and getting more of a dynamic feel
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there. do you think party activists in the country are thinking, yes, this is going to make sense and work? to some degree. the problem was, although patrick mclaughlin was a very well respected, it is very ha rd to a very well respected, it is very hard to conduct a proper postmortem of what has gone wrong if you still have the same person in charge. i think there will be a feeling that bringing round a new team would have the chance to do that. then you have the chance to do that. then you have the vice—chairman, ben bradlee is in charge of youth and young people. you can't be convinced, but i do think the fact that people will have dedicated briefs and lots of new ideas will encourage people that things are going to change. a lot of what the members want is to be less and more. that this central control. good to see you both, thank you for your analysis. theresa may has carried out her
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largest cabinet reshuffle since becoming prime minister. there has also been a change in title for jeremy hunt, to reflect his responsibility for health and social care. at the start of his trial, former football coach at barry bennell pleads guilty to seven child six offences against boys aged between 11 and 14. rail commuters across england are facing up to three days of disruption, as staff at five train companies begin a fresh wave of strikes over the role of guards and safety. workers at northern, merseyrail, south western railway and greater anglia are walking out today and on wednesday and friday. rmt members at southern are also staging a 24—hour walkout. our transport correspondent victoria fritz has been at london waterloo station today. waterloo is one of the busiest stations in the world.
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about 100,000 people come through here every single day, more than london gatwick and heathrow combined. a lot of them are going to be using south western railway, one of just five franchises that have workers out on strike today. at the best of times, monday mornings aren't most people's favourite time of the week, but for thousands commuting into work today, things are more of a grind than usual. announcement: rmt strike action will affect our services today. this isn't the first time there's been widespread industrial action over this issue. on southern, it's the 39th. this is all over who does what on the trains. on driver—only controlled trains, the driver takes over the safety—critical roles, such as opening and closing the doors. normally, on trains, this is done by the guard. the union wants guarantees over the future of the role of the guard. passengers at pudsey and yorkshire are resigned to a week of delays and cancellations.
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it's an absolute nightmare getting to work. especially today, because the taxis are on a go slow as well. so, i'm just hoping the train is actually going to come when it's supposed to. it needs to stop. because we need to be at work on time, isn't it? ijust want to get to college, really. i don't understand why trains are being delayed all the time. the strike started at midnight with over 2,000 rmt members walking out across five rail franchises. all across the country. the union wants more guarantees over the role of the guard and passenger safety. we are in a dispute because there's a million trains a year that actually have the guarantee of a second safety critical guard on the train. the private operators want to get rid of that guarantee and run those trains without that safety critical guard. rail operators say safety is of paramount importance. our network is incredibly
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complex and diverse, we don't think it's a one size fits all approach, we want to work with the rmt to make sure any changes we make are fully assessed and we understand the impact of them. in fact, for our business, we have to do what is called a risk assessment for any change. those changes then get independently evaluated by the rail regulator who gives us our licence to operate. train operators are trying to keep passengers on the move with longer trains and rail replacement buses where services are disrupted. the journey home is expected to be worse and for many, they will have to face this all over again on wednesday and friday. resources clearly being thrown at getting as many people as possible into the big cities at the start of the week. it's going to be passengers on the other end of those lines, the other end of the day, who are going to suffer most from cancellations and delays. if you're a woman, you're twice
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as likely to die in the year after having the most serious type of heart attack than a man — that's according to a study conducted in sweden over a decade. researchers found that women aren't always given the same treatment as men — and are less likely to receive recommended treatments such as bypass surgery or statins. our health correspondent dominic hughes has the details. five years ago philippa hicken was fit, active and healthy and had just had her second child. i had my heart attack on... she had been feeling unwell for a few days but then she suffered a sudden heart attack that almost killed her. certainly, i wasn't thinking, "i'm having a heart attack, i need to go to hospital". all i was thinking was, i feel really unwell and i need somebody to listen to me and help me. and my symptoms, which were aching shoulders, an aching neck, chest, almost like a flu were put down to a virus. now a new study from sweden raises
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questions about the treatment of women undergoing the most serious form of heart attack. those suffering from a total blockage of the coronary artery were 34% less likely to receive procedures which cleared those arteries such as bypass surgery and stents. they were also 24% less likely to be prescribed static medication which helps to prevent a second heart attack and 16% less likely to be given aspirin which helps to prevent blood clots. women themselves are less likely to recognise symptoms and call for treatment urgently. when it gets to the hospital, health professionals are less likely to diagnose accurately that they are having a heart attack. this particular study shows that even when they do, they are probably not treating the women in the same way as men, which is something that should change. more women die from coronary heart disease in the uk than from breast cancer. this study suggests women may not be getting the same quality of treatment as men. equally, it shows there are simple ways to improve the chances of those women who do suffer a heart attack.
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we understand there have been more changes to the cabinet following the reshuffle. vicki young is in downing street. what is the latest? karen bradley is moving from culture to northern ireland. matthew hancock, who has just gone northern ireland. matthew hancock, who hasjust gone in, i imagine he might well get herjob. that would bea might well get herjob. that would be a promotion for him. i am looking at the other roles that have not been filled. the department for work and pensions, because david gauke has moved tojustice secretary, that is vacant. damian hinds is currently in that department, so it is possible he is being promoted in that role, although we do not know for sure. the other interesting thing is thatjustine greening, education secretary, has been in
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there for quite some time. there has been a lot of speculation about whether she would survive in that role. could there be a move for her? could she be resisting all of that? i think along this conversation was an hourand a i think along this conversation was an hour and a half with greg clark and jeremy hunt, they were in there for a long time. we understand jeremy hunt argued very strongly with the prime minister to stay in his role as health secretary. he has ended up with an expanded role, including social care, but there we re including social care, but there were clearly some very difficult discussions with greg clark as well, which we will get to the bottom of at some point. the changes being made, i think we are almost there now with the full line—up. the seniorfigure stay in now with the full line—up. the senior figure stay in place, now with the full line—up. the seniorfigure stay in place, and not too many changes. i think there will be more tomorrow in lower ministerial ranks. there are fears of an environmental disaster in the east china sea,
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as a tanker continues to leak oil, two days after colliding with a cargo ship. chinese officials have told state media the vessel, which is on fire, is in danger of exploding and sinking. south korean planes and an american aircraft have joined the search for 32 crew members, who have been missing since the incident happened 160 miles off the coast of shanghai. robin brant reports. for two nights, the fire has burned — dark black smoke feeding off the cargo of almost a million barrels of oil inside the sanchi. the search and rescue operation is still trying to find all but one of the missing 32 crew members. their fate 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 its bow, but all onboard were rescued. chinese officials now fear the stricken iranian ship could explode and sink. the sanchi left port in the persian gulf,
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bringing 136,000 tonnes of oil east. it had passed through the malacca straights 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's help from south korea and the united states. the focus, though, is increasingly turning to the environmental threat to the ocean, about 200 miles off the coast of this city in that direction. with the volume of oil on board, this has the potential to be the worst spill of its kind since 1991. the last time a tanker lost oil on this scale was the prestige, off the coast of spain in 2002. but it's not the thick black crude oil that's causing such a problem off the coast of china this time. the sanchi is carrying condensate, a refined form of oil that's far less dense, but more explosive. one expert has described the ship as a floating bomb, and its cargo is odourless and colourless, which means thejob
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of trying to see the extent of the spill and trying to contain it is far more difficult. robin brant, bbc news, shanghai. the duke and duchess of cambridge have released two new photographs of princess charlotte at kensington palace. the photos were taken by the the duchess this morning — shortly before princess charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the willcocks nursery school in south west london. iam hearing i am hearing in iam hearing in my i am hearing in my earpiece that she looks very cute. the weather isn't? well, it is january. these are iced pancakes, caused by bits of foam freezing on rivers and spinning around, and the ice collects around
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them. some of them are half a metre across. incredible scenes in scotland. we have had some beautiful clear skies as well, in the north of the uk, ideal conditions to see the snow on scottish mountains. some reasonable conditions at scottish ski centres. elsewhere, beautiful clear skies in argyll and bute. beautiful sunshine, snow on the mountains in the background. weather—wise, we have high pressure in charge of the weather. the wind is starting to swing around to a south—easterly direction. that is significant. although we had a lot of sunshine across the northern half of sunshine across the northern half of the uk, further south, look at that layer of cloud creeping its way further northwards into northern england. the process is going to continue overnight, with cloudier skies heading across into northern ireland, cross much of scotland. the far north—west will keep clear skies. here, it is going to be another very cold night. temperatures could get down to minus eight degrees in the coldest spots.
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in towns and cities, temperatures area in towns and cities, temperatures are a degree or two above freezing. it will be cold on account of the brisk winds we will continue to have. tomorrow, a lot of cloud to start the day. thick enough for a spot of drizzle here and there. as we go into the afternoon, we will see the weather from sneaking in off the atlantic, threatening rain across eastern counties of northern ireland. eventually we will see damp weather across the south—west of wales, the south west of england as well. as the wind freshens, we will be dragging in milder air. temperatures finishing off at 10 celsius. the further north we go, temperatures are that bit lower. four degrees for newcastle, three in edinburgh. there will be some parts of scotland, particularly in the highlands, where despite the sunshine temperatures will stay below freezing all day. tuesday night, the weather front moves in and makes progress. we will see some rain, not heavy for most of us. as we go through the night, temperatures three, four, five
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celsius. colder in scotland and still cold enough for a bit of snow in the mountains. looking at the weather picture, the weather front ta kes weather picture, the weather front takes the rain band away from eastern areas gradually through the morning, with most of us brightening up. wednesday should be a decent day to the afternoon with sunshine coming out. temperatures climbing, eight or 10 degrees across southern parts of england and wales. further north, highs of four five celsius. still on the cool side, but not as cold as it has been over the last day or so. guilty — the couple convicted of plotting a devastating terror attack in the uk inspired by so—called is. they met on a dating website. she's a pharmacist, he's an asylum seeker who worked at a food factory. together, they planned a homemade bomb. this was a plot inspired by the islamic state to carry out an attack in the uk that would have probably resulted in significant loss of life and a significant number of injuries. also on tonight's programme...
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who's in and who's out? theresa may carries out a downing street reshuffle — some new faces, but some big names are staying put. the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie quits her role in a dispute about equal pay — accusing the corporation of breaking the law. dressed in black at the golden globes — stars of stage and screen show solidarity with victims of the hollywood sexual harassment scandal.
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