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tonight at ten, the government says it's doing everything it can, to keep the serial sex attacker john worboys behind bars. the former black cab driver was granted parole after serving nine years, but victims and campaigners say he shouldn't be released so early. every victim out there, every friend friend and family of victims, everyone who's read about the case will want to know we're doing everything we can to make sure the victims are properly protected. warboys had been convicted of 19 offences, but police believe he may have committed more than a hundred. we'll have the latest. also tonight: the future of the construction giant carillion remains in doubt. talks to save the company resume tomorrow. the fashion photographer mario testino, has been suspended from working for vogue, following allegations of sexual harassment. and a record breaking century from jason roy, helps england to victory in the first one day international against australia. good evening.
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the new conservative party chairman brandon lewis, has told the bbc, that the government is doing everything it can to ensure the serial sex offender, john worboys, stays in prison. the former black cab driver was jailed in 2009, for drugging and sexually assaulting 12 women, but police believe he may have committed more than a hundred attacks. ministers are considering seeking judicial review into the parole board's decision to release him. here's our home affairs correspondent danny shaw. he's known as the "black cab rapist. " john worboys is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted more than 100 women, yet the parole board has decided that after ten years in custoday, it's safe for him to be
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released, and he's due out by the end of the month. the government wants to stop that happening and is looking at the possibility of legal action. anybody out there will appreciate just how awful this must be for the victims to see what has happened, to think about somebody like that being out on the streets. he is absolutely right. the secretary of state forjustice will be doing everything he can to make sure this man stays behind bars. the justice secretary is david gauke. appointed only last week, he moved quickly to seek legal advice about the worboys case. he wants to know if it's plausible to contest the release decision in the courts and if there's a good chance of success. lawyers for some of worboys‘ victims are also considering legal action. we've already, ourselves, been looking into a judicial review challenge of the parole board. we can also look at the parole board rules which prohibit any publication of the reasons for the decision, something that the secretary of state can't do, because they are his rules. it would be highly unusual for the government to launch a legal challenge against the parole board,
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an organisation it's responsible for, and if the case does end up here at the high court, there's no guarantee of success. would it be difficult? it all depends on the quality of the decision—making. if this was a bad decision, if it was a decision which no reasonable decision—maker could've reached, orfor some reason it's failed to follow the procedures. for example, it's been said that the victims or some of the victims weren't consulted. then it's quite possible the decision was unlawful. what's so unusual is that it's not usually the secretary of state forjustice that's making those arguments. in the meantime, preparations are continuing forjohn worboys‘ release. his victims are being consulted on what conditions he should comply with, if and when he is let out. some are concerned that the serial sex offender will try to track them down. danny shaw, bbc news. our home editor mark easton is here. ministers, they have to be careful
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in this case, don't they? they are independent of the parole board, the government? yes, the parole board is independent of politicians. the justice secretary is not rushing to court for exactly that r he knows the parole board is independent. he knows, too, not even he, or the lord chancellor can appeal a parole board decision. as you heard in that report, what he can do is seek a judicial review, if he believes that the process was in the carried out properly, or if the decision is deemed unreasonable in law. now some are questioning, as you know, whether procedures in relation to victims, for instance, were followed properly in the worboys‘ case, but evenif properly in the worboys‘ case, but even if a judge did accept that and the review was successful, the matter would then be referred back to the parole board for reconsideration. their independence is paramount. now people and politicians they may argue that the war boys investigation, the prosecution, sentencing, parole, we re prosecution, sentencing, parole, were all handled badly, they may
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wa nt were all handled badly, they may want him to stay injail, they were all handled badly, they may want him to stay in jail, they may feel that's right but the government, i think will be, yes, relu cta nt to government, i think will be, yes, reluctant to do anything which could be construed with them interfering in or challenging the independence of the parole process. 0k. mark easton, thank you. talks to secure the future of the struggling construction firm carillion, are expected to continue tomorrow. the company, which holds several key government contracts, owes more than £900 million to a number of banks. ministers say they're keeping a close eye on the situation. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. carillion is probably the biggest british company you've never heard of. it maintains hundreds of schools, hospitals, prisons and even libraries. if it collapsed, there is a concern about who would take over at short notice. and it's notjust public services that would be affected. thousands of private firms in the construction sector also dependent on carillion for subcontracted work. we cover 65% of steelwork contracting in the uk and that's worth £3 billion to the uk economy. it represents 120,000 workers.
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so if you multiply that across all of these sub trades in the uk, the effect on subcontractors could be significant. and today there was a flurry of activity at the cabinet office, itself having a face—lift. pulling together all the different strands of government dependent on carillion. because carillion carries out so much workforce are many different arms of government, it needs to be co—ordinated here at the cabinet office. what they are working on today is contingency plans, so should the company ‘s collapse, and it's a big should, then they are ready to continue working in prisons, schools and hospitals and there won't be as much interruption to services. carillion‘s biggest creditors are also the country's top five banks. they'll be meeting the government again tomorrow morning to ensure that these brilliant cranes keep working. ——carillion cranes.
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sources tell the bbc that the banks would be prepared to show more patience towards carillion if the government supported the company as well. that could mean taxpayers guaranteeing it. but a public bailout of a private business would be politically toxic. joe lynam, bbc news. the leader of ukip henry bolton, is under pressure to resign, after his girlfriend was suspended from the party, for making offensive remarks about prince harry's fiancee, meghan markle. mr bolton, who's the party's fourth leader since the brexit referendum, hasn't made any comment. here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. it was only last september that henry bolton got ukip‘s top job, promising to focus on brexit. we, as a party, are a party of leaders. in fact, he was the party's fourth leader in a year and now there are questions about his personal life and political future. his girlened, jo marni, has been suspended from ukip
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for making offensive comments and some in the party think it is cause for him to resign. all we see, week after week, is henry's personal issues, which frankly no—one cares about, but where is the substance, where is the policy? i think as long as this story runs, our party becomes weaker and his leadership becomes weaker and untenable. in a series of text messages reported by the mail on sunday, jo marni, called black people ugly and said meghan markle had a tiny brain and would taint the royal family. in a statement she later said her comments had been "unnecessary, reckless and exaggerated for effect", and offered sincere and deepest apologies to anyone she'd hurt and for the distress and embarrassment caused to family, friends and the party, presumably, including her boyfriend. henry is increasingly in a position where he's got some difficult decisions to make. he knows that. he and i have spoken regularly over the weekend. as recently as this morning.
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i know he is very focussed on those decisions today and he intends on making those decisions today. i'm sure whatever he does will be in the best interests of the party. so, tonight, perhaps contemplating his future, with the party struggling to maintain its place in mainstream politics. just 18 months ago here, ukip was celebrating success after the brexit referendum. now, once again, it's engulfed in turmoil at the very top. perhaps a sign ofjust how troubled the party is, nigel farage told me today he wouldn't consider returning the helm even for a second. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. within the last hour police in yorkshire say they've found the body of a man, wanted in connection with a murder, thought to have been committed with a crossbow. humberside police began a manhunt for anthony lawrence who was 56, in connection with the death of one of his neighbours on friday, in the village of southburn in east yorkshire. shane gilmer who was 30, died in hospital after being attacked at home.
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police say his pregnant girlfriend who was also hurt, is in a stable condition in hospital. the family of one of the victims in the glasgow bin lorry crash, which killed six people three years ago, is to be paid £800,000 in compensation. gillian ewing died when the truck, driven by harry clarke, went out of control in december 2014. it's the first pay out made by glasgow city council to the victims‘ families. a fatal accident inquiry found clarke had lost consciousness at the wheel. the man leading the inquiry, into how a warning of an imminent missile attack was mistakenly sent to people in hawaii, says the local government doesn't have reasonable safeguards to prevent such an error. the false alarm yesterday triggered widespread panic. in a statement the chair of the us federal communications commission, said government officials had to work together to prevent a similar incident happening again. two of the world's leading fashion photographers
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have been suspended from working for vogue and other magazines owned by the publishing house conde nast. the new york times has published a series of allegations against mario testino and bruce weber, that they sexually harassed young male models. they both deny the claims. adina campbell reports. he is one of the royal family's favourite photographers. mario testino has been capturing famous faces for four decades. but the new york times has published allegations of sexual misconduct, with more than a dozen male models and assistance accusing the 63—year—old of indecent behaviour. testino's lawyers have said his accusers cannot be considered reliable sources. another well—known photographer, bruce weber is also facing similar allegations. he has denied any wrongdoing. but conde nast, which publishes magazines including vogue and g0 has taken action. in a statement, the editor, anna wintour, who calls them
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both personal friends has said, "i take the allegations very seriously, and we at conde nast have decided to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future." vogue is a global powerhouse. to grace one of the front covers is a massive deal. mario testino and bruce weber have been responsible for some of those images, but with allegations of sexual exploitation swirling, their futures are hanging in the balance. there are now calls for more regulation in the fashion world. i've been on shoots where i had been inappropriately touched. i have had inappropriate comments made to me. i would like to see unions organised to collectively bargain, and i would like to see what the model alliance of new york is proposing, an independent body that would represent models against major players in the fashion industry. these allegations are the latest to rock the world of fashion, entertainment and social media and don't seem to be going away.
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more than 150 passengers and crew had a narrow escape when their plane skidded off the runway in turkish coastal resort. the boeing 737 slid down a steep slope, more than 150 passengers and crew had a narrow escape when their plane skidded off the runway in turkish coastal resort. the boeing 737 slid down a steep slope, coming to a standstill in thick mud, just a few metres from the edge of the black sea. no—one was injured at the airport in trabzon, about a hundred miles from the border with georgia. an iranian oil tanker has sunk in the east china sea, eight days after bursting into flames, following a collision with another ship. the vessel had been transporting nearly a million barrels of oil from iran to south korea. all 32 crew members are presumed dead. chinese state media says a large amount of spilled oil is continuing to burn. after days of anti—austerity demonstrations across tunisia, resulting in 800 arrests, the government has announced a wave of social reforms.
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the protests which began earlier this month, mark the seventh anniversary, of the ousting of the former president zine el—abidine, in one of the first arab uprisings for greater democracy. many tunisians say their living conditions still haven't improved, and tonight protestors are back on the streets. mark lowen reports from the capital, tunis. a rallying cry by tunisians, that their revolution should not be in vain. seven years since toppling their dictator, the cradle of the arab spring has not fallen silent. they called for the basics, jobs and a better life. anger burned last week amid plans to raise prices and taxes to satisfy tunisia's lenders. more than 800 people were arrested and a protester died. shops and government buildings were torched. poorer parts of the country feel the promise of change has died. nine governments haven't eased economic pain. youth unemployment is over 35%.
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with terror attacks, tourism plummeted. to survive", this woman told us. "we don't have anything. we are in need. we can't live. 0il, sugar, even rubbish bags are too expensive now. we're miserable." ahmed sarsi was detained for two days on suspicion of fomenting the protests, which he denies. the government says they are destroying the state. he believes the revolution didn't kill off the old regime. translation: we were full of hope in 2011 that we could build a country where people live with dignity and rights but we are more and more in a dead end and the protests are met by a police state that does not
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accept our alternative view. in a bid to quell the protests, the government has announced a welfare package, raising benefits and approving health care. seven years on, tunisia's commemoration is bittersweet. there's pride that this country became a parliamentary democracy of some sort. but frustration too that the hopes of 2011 for comprehensive change and prosperity for all have faded. tunisia is held up as the success of the arab spring but it's shaky. revolutionary zeal remains, even if the optimism of that time is a distant memory. mark lowen, bbc news, tunis. now, with all the day's sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. good evening. ten goals were scored in today's two premier league games. it is time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's results as match of the day two follows soon on bbc one. liverpool defeated
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premier league leaders, manchester city 4—3. it's the first time city have lost in the league this season. it was a throughly entertaining encounter with liverpool scoring three of their goals in just eight minutes. arsenal were defeated 2—1 by bournemouth who move up to 13th place. after the game, the arsenal manager, arsene wenger, admitted that the future of his star forward, alexis sanchez, "will be decided in the next 48 hours". ryan giggs is set to be named as the new wales' manager. giggs won 64 caps and was a former wales' captain. he will succeed chris coleman who left the role in november. an official announcement is expected tomorrow. england's cricketers made an impressive start to their one day international series against australia winning their first game by five wickets. jason roy hit the highest one day international score by an englishman — a record 180. and roy says england will be "ruthless" after a disappointing ashes test series. adam wild reports. for english cricket the time to
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rebl, recover and restore reputations. a fresh start and it soon reputations. a fresh start and it soon became a rather good one for england. early wickets falling but this is australia and after dominating all winter they weren't about to go easy on their old rivals. a century for from aaron finch helping them to 304. in days gone by, such targets were imposing but now it is merely invite. jason roy taking up the challenge with the kind of relish missed by england. belligerent he blistered away to a magnificent 100. taking the game away from australia the highest one—day international innings by an englishman against australia. joe root for once the support act. 91 for him. the win when it came
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co mforta ble for him. the win when it came comfortable and for english cricket could scarcely have been more welcome. olympic gold medallist, anthonyjoshua, has announced that he will meet new zealand's joseph parker in a world heavyweight unification fight — the first of its kind in great britain. they'll fight at cardiff's principality stadium on march 3 #1st. it'll be the first time in history two reigning heavyweight world champions will meet in britain. # leicester tigers are out of rugby union, european‘s world cup. they were thrashed by castres. leicester finished bottom cup. they were thrashed by castres. leicesterfinished bottom of their pool leicesterfinished bottom of their pool, munster were top. there was a surprise first round defeat for world number one. the reigning world champion lost by 6—5 to mark williams. he progresses to the quarterfinal. and there's more sport on the bbc sport website. include be british number 2. kyle edmunds who starts
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his australian tennis 0pen campaign at midnight. and glenn daunt was won at midnight. and glenn daunt was won a second bdo world darts title. clive. before we go a quick word about tomorrow, when we'll be broadcasting live from bangladesh — inside what's become the world's largest refugee camp. the hubs and shelters stretch as far as the eye can see. now home to hundreds of thousands of ro hinge ga muslims. but how permanent will this be? will they ever be able to return to myanmar in safety? five months on from the peak of the exodus, refugees are still arriving. # this is your brother. my brother. is this the one who is missing? yeah. they are still traumatised and now there's a new battle against disease. we'll be hearing their store ya ns disease. we'll be hearing their store yans asking where their future lies. that's mishal husain, on the continuing problems
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of the rohingya refugees, on tomorrow morning's today programme on radio 4, and the television news at six and ten. that's it. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel, but do stay with us on bbc1, it's now time for the news where you are. have a very good night. hello. this is bbc news. the new chairman of the conservatives says their activists must be better at using social media to put forward the party's message. brandon lewis, who took over the role in last week's government reshuffle, said the tories would equip activists with a cyber "toolkit." speaking to the andrew marr show mr lewis said he wanted to help supporters engage with potential voters. what matters to me is we have a huge number of people, not just what matters to me is we have a huge number of people, notjust members, but volunteers and activists around the country who are out there day in
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and day out knocking on doors, delivering leaflets, getting involved in social media to ved spread the message about positive things we are doing in government, so we win the votes in local and general elections, to make sure we give people good governance in local areas. do you have as many members as the labour party? i'll not play the numbers game, as tempting as it is. it not just the numbers game, as tempting as it is. it notjust a s the numbers game, as tempting as it is. it notjust a 5 numbers game, if ican is. it notjust a 5 numbers game, if i can say, they are absolutely taking you to the cleaners online as you have more or less admitted and they have lots and lots of people to mobilise up a indown the country to hit constituents with bodies knocking on doors and handing out leaflets the conservative party has nothing like that number? we have a huge number of people delivering leaflets a nd huge number of people delivering leaflets and knocking on doors and as we saw at the last test in june, where we didn't win the seats, we would like but we got over1 million votes. the biggest vote we had in deck ka.ds i want to make sure we are building on that. and as you say rightly, building our online presence but in a the areful way.
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earlier i spoke to giles kenningham, former conservative party director of communications, who explained there needed to be a cross—party agreement when it came to tackling online abuse. i think it is a good starting point. we need to recast and reset the conversation. there is far too much vile and vitriol pumped out online poisoning the well of public debate. it is acting as a borier for people wanting to get into front line politics. it is a good thing but not the smoking gun. what is the smoking gun? i think it is a series of measure. i think if we are going to get any further forward we need some form of cross—party consensus. labour have said so far they are not willing to sign up. really the more grossive and clone groen—up thing is for all the parties to come together and say — look, how can we stop this? it is switching people off politics, at a time when politicians are regularly talking about how to get more young people engaged? how clear is the line between free speech and what some people might
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think is abusive? i think it's quite clear. there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with people on point of fa ct disagreeing with people on point of fact or a point of principle. when we get into the realms of public insults likejohn we get into the realms of public insults like john mcdonnell we get into the realms of public insults likejohn mcdonnell has with esther mcavoy, we have gone one step too far. his comments were irresponsible and reckless. something he should just apologise for. but there have been attacks between conservative mps, haven't there? it is a cross of had party issue, not isolated. it is within parties? it is. the problem is on social media there is no room for nuance but you get a stream of narrative being pumped out. how likely is it that a conservative party member would be suspended or reprimanded properly, in some way, if they were to be seen to be attacking a rival? well, we have to wait and see what this code of conduct says. i think that's the intention. there has to be a zero tolerance approach across the board. brandon lewis says too many troirs shying away from fighting for the party on social media. why is that?
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it seems that labour seem to engage more with their members or potential voters t seems, that's the perception at least? there is a recognition that labour have owned the online space. certainly it was a key factor in their election performance, they didn't win but they had a very good 2017 election. i think for the tories, they have to find new ways of engaging online. traditionally young people don't vote for the conservatives. they are going to have to find a way of wooing the youth vote but there is a general trend across media, more and more people are not buying newspapers, not watching news by appointment. they are consuming their news online. and for the tories that's big challenge. where labour have it right is with a third—party grassroots' group like moement up who get the activists engaged and mobilised and energised to pump out the message. you need a conservative version of momentum, do you? i think you do. do you? i think you? i think you do. do you? i think you need something to go further. they have been criticisedlj you need something to go further. they have been criticised i think theissue
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they have been criticised i think the issue with them is sometimes they go one step too far and there is always that line. but you need other people pushing your message to give you greater credibility. how much of it comes down to the membership of the tory party, the demographic, tends to be older? membership of the tory party, the demographic, tends to be older7m is an issue for the conservatives. it is over—50. you have seen more young people, not only engaged but coming out to vote. traditionally with young people they wouldn't vote. they might be engaged but at the 2017 election it was reversed inthe conservatives recognise that. because they have an ageing demographic voting for them, they need to think — how are we going to get young people on board, because that's the future? how much of this is down to policies rather gifs and memes and retweets? it is poll sfirs. you have seen the conservatives with the big drive on the green agenda, recognising they need to reach out to young people. but how do they do that, then, if you haven't got that sort of — you need to plant a seed, don't you in
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the first place to attract them?” think that's where the policy comes n you have seen them set out this environmental policy for the next 25 yea rs. environmental policy for the next 25 years. talk of building a new forest, talk of the plastic bag tax. that is emotion but obviously we need to do more in that area. the other issue, is you have the backdrop of brexit. how do the tories carve out a distinct domestic agenda while brexit is going on to try to bring the young people with them. the former conservative party director of communications there. now the weather with phil. hello. after a spell of very wet and very windy weather across all parts of british isles, the forthcoming week promises to be a good deal colder than anything we have seen for a good wee while. there will be snow in the forecast. it'll be much windier than the week gone bi. the transition comes behind this band of weather, which has already made an impact across northern and western parts of the british isles. through the rest of the night. so it'll
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continue its journey ever—further towards the south and east. around about that weather front we could easily see gusts of winds around 60 to 70 miles per hour in exposed locations, not a particularly cold night. the breeze may drop out. such a frost here perhaps but that's not really the main story. here we g in imtoo for the school run and morning commute and a wet and windy one all over east anglia. the south—east, south and east midlands, central and southern england, parts of the west country, too. following on behind, no real relief. this is a lot of shower activity. some really heavy, right from the word go. maybe a rumble of thunder in there as well. looking further north. this is where the cold feel will already begin to set in, across noornts, western parts of scot —— across northern parts. the belt of weather taking a time to get way from the far south—east. probably lunchtime early afternoon. following on behind, somewhat brighter skies, a chance of sunshine but you get a sense there are plenty of showers to go around. given that temperature profile across north and
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west of scotland, northern ireland, too, across the high ground particularly, the snow amounts will begin to rack up and that continues apace on through the night from monday on into tuesday. tuesday another blustery day and by that stage we will all be experiencing that much colder feel to the weather, as the cold air slumps down and across all parts of the british isles. throughout the day the heaviest of the showers across northern and western areas and by this stage, because the air will be so much colder across many parts, even away down towards the hills of wales, maybe the moors of the south—west, we could well be seeing something a wee bit wintry. elsewhere it really will feel that cold given the strength of the wind which will be ever—weren't through the middle part of the
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