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jewish groups launch a scathing attack on the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, accusing him of repeatedly siding with anti—semites. good morning, good morning. they say mr corbyn is the "figurehead of an anti—semitic political culture" — they're planning a protest outside parliament this evening. enough is enough with the anti—semitism swirling around the labour party, that is being fostered byjeremy corbyn‘s inaction. we'll have the latest from westminster. also this lunchtime... after the deaths of two patients in its care, a £2 million fine for the nhs trust, southern health. an american porn star stormy daniels claims she was threatened to keep quiet about an affair she alleges she had with president trump. a guy walked up on me and said to
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me, "leave trump along, forget the story. " and he said of my daughter, it would be a shame a funny thing happened to her mum. pressure grows for australian cricketer steve smith to be sacked, after admitting his part in a ball tampering conspiracy. and more than £40,000 in compensation for the 11—year—old with autism, after his parents sued the scouts for discrimination. and coming up on bbc news, england cricket's overseas test woes continue — captainjoe root says they must do better, after losing the first test against new zealand. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. jewish groups are planning to protest outside parliament this evening, after accusing the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, of repeatedly siding with anti—semites. in an open letter, jewish leaders have said that mr corbyn
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is "repeatedly found alongside people with blatantly anti—semitic views", but "claims never to hear or read them". jeremy corbyn has apologised for the pain caused by "pockets of anti—semitism" in the party, and promised to meet representatives of the jewish community to help rebuild confidence. from westminster, alex forsyth reports. this morning, the labour leader was again facing questions about his handling of anti—semitism. again facing questions about his handling of anti-semitism. why have you failed to tackle anti—semitism in your party? jeremy corbyn accused of failing to do enough to stamp it out. two prominent jewish of failing to do enough to stamp it out. two prominentjewish groups have written a highly critical open letter in which they say they have had enough of hearing thatjeremy corbyn opposes anti—semitism, while the mainstream majority of british jewish people and their concerns are ignored by him and those he leads.
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the jewish community is ignored by him and those he leads. thejewish community is saying, enough is enough with the anti—semitism swirling around the labour party, that is being fostered byjeremy corbyn‘s inaction. the labour leader has been plagued by allegations of anti—semitism in his party. he ordered an enquiry into it last year. racism is racism is racism. there is no hierarchy, no a cce pta ble is racism. there is no hierarchy, no acceptable form of it. i have always thought it in all its forms and i a lwa ys thought it in all its forms and i always will. but his own actions and associations have remained under scrutiny. most recently under an image you may find offensive. this mural was in east london. back in 2012, jeremy corbyn seemed to support its presence in a facebook comment, later admitting he should have looked more closely at its content. in a statement yesterday addressing the wider issue, mr corbyn said, we recognise
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anti—semitism as occurred in pockets within the labour party, causing pain and hurt tojewish community, in the labour party and the rest of the community. i am sincerely sorry for the pain that has been caused. jeremy corbyn has repeatedly condemned anti—semitism. now he's has acknowledged it and apologised for it. even some of his own mps wanting to go further, personally confronting the issue. his critics say it has been allowed to grow under his leadership. a suggestion that has been rubbished by his supporters. jeremy has spoken many times around issues of anti—semitism, around issues of anti—semitism, around issues of anti—semitism, around issues of not targeting individuals. labour is an anti—racist, non—anti—semitic party. and it is not the case to suggest that any group is being targeted. but the labour leader is once again having to prove where he stands on this crucial issue. alex forsyth, bbc news.
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norman smith is in westminster. a protest is being planned at westminster tonight. how damaging is this for the labour leader? this is not just a row about anti—semitism. it isa not just a row about anti—semitism. it is a row very specifically about jeremy corbyn, his leadership and his politics, because the accusation from the british board of deputies and others is that mr corbyn is directly to blame for the rise in anti—semitism in the labour party, not just because of anti—semitism in the labour party, notjust because of his support for a version of the anti groups like his villa or hamas. notjust because he has turned a blind eye to some insta nces he has turned a blind eye to some instances of anti—semitism. but because of what they call his far left worldview, particularly his attitude towards israel, which is to view israel as an imperialist, colonialist power, and oppressor of the palestinian people, which it is argued, has given breathing space to
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more anti—semitism within the labour party. against that, mr corbyn's supporters see these attacks as a clear attem pt supporters see these attacks as a clear attempt by people who have never been reconciled to mr corbyn's leadership to try and undermine his position. but it seems to me the difficulty the labour leader faces in trying to resolve this is that the party seems to be engaged in its own culture war between those traditional labour figures who have a lwa ys traditional labour figures who have always been very supportive of israel, have close ties to the jewish community, and the new far left, many of whom have come into the labour party because of mr corbyn and who believe class is everything. and in that class war, they believe israel and jewish people are on the wrong side. so bitter is this divide that one labourmp,john mann, bitter is this divide that one labour mp, john mann, suggested it could even destroy the labour party. norman smith, thank you. southern health nhs foundation trust has been fined £2 million, after admitting failures that led to the deaths of two patients. the failings relate to the cases
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of an 18—year—old who had epilepsy and drowned in a bath at a care unit in 2013, and a 45—year—old who died after she was found unconscious at a mental health hospital in hampshire in 2012. michael buchanan reports. connor had learning disabilities, autism and epilepsy. the reason he is dead, however, is because of neglect by the nhs. the 18—year—old had an epileptic seizure while staying at a southern health assessment unit in 2013. his family we re assessment unit in 2013. his family were in court to hear the trust fined more than £1 million from multiple failings. no one should die a preventable death in the care of the state. learning that disabled people should not be dying 20 years on average before their non—disabled peers. if connor was here now in the
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shadow of oxford crown court he would say, why, mum? and i would have to say, i don't know but we have to say, i don't know but we have done you proud. the trust were additionally find nearly £1 million more for the avoidable death of chorizo cockburn. the 45—year—old killed herself in a southern health hostel in 2012, despite the trust being aware that the ward she was uncontained ligature points that psychiatric patients with suicidal tendencies could use. no final bring them back. “ fio could use. no final bring them back. —— no fine will bring them back. at least there is some resolution, some resolution —— recognition of the seriousness. both deaths were preventable. they should not have happened. the judge said the deaths were caused by systemic and deep—rooted failures at southern health that did not take health and safety seriously, including failing to investigate hundreds of suspected deaths. today the trust's new chief executive give
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a heartfelt apology. teresa and connor should not have died. their deaths were preventable and entirely avoidable. and that is a matter of profound regret to me and the organisation. and i am truly sorry. connor sparrowhawk‘s family fought a determined campaign to getjustice for their son and brother. their effo rts for their son and brother. their efforts were praised by the judge today, who have insured southern health were felled criminally —— held criminally liable for his death. michael buchanan, bbc news. an american porn star has claimed she was threatened and intimidated to keep her quiet about a sexual encounter she claims she had with donald trump in 2006. stormy daniels told cbs news that she was approached by a man in a car park, and warned to leave mr trump alone. president trump denies the affair, and his lawyer denies threatening ms daniels. from los angeles, james cook reports. how do we know you are telling the truth? because i have no reason to lie. you know, i'm not
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getting paid to be here. and you had sex with him? yes. now, more than ever, american politics in the era of trump resembles reality television. you were 27, he was 60. where you physically attracted to him ? no. not at all? no. did you want to have sex with him? no, but i didn't say no. i am not a victim, i am not... it was entirely consensual? yes. five years later, stormy daniels was trying to sell her story when she says she was threatened by a man who approached her in las vegas. i was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. i was taking the seats facing backwards in the back—seat, diaper bag, you know, getting all the stuff out. and a guy walked up on me and said to me, "leave trump alone, forget the story". then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, "a beautiful little girl, it would be a shame if something happened to her mum".
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then he was gone. you took it as a direct threat? absolutely. i was rattled, i remember going into the work—out class and my hands were shaking so much i was afraid i was going to drop her. did you ever see the person again? no. 0n the eve of the presidential election in 2016, stormy daniels said she was offered a lot of money to finally tell her story. instead, she signed a deal with mr trump's personal lawyer, who paid her 130,000 us dollars. was it hush money to stay silent? yes. erm, the story was coming out again. i was concerned for my family and their safety. you feel like if you had wanted to go public, you could have gotten paid a lot of money to go public? without a doubt, i know for a fact. i believe, without a shadow of a doubt, in my heart, and some people might argue i don't have one of those, but whatever, that i was doing the right thing. i turned down a large payday multiple times, because one, i didn't want to kiss and tell and be labelled all the things i'm being labelled now.
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the money was paid 11 days before the election and some experts say it was an illegal campaign contribution. mr trump's lawyer denies threatening stormy daniels. the white house denies breaking campaign finance rules and denies the affair. as the interview aired, the president was back in washington from a weekend in florida, returning without his wife. james cook, bbc news, los angeles. chris buckler is in washington for us. could this interview proved to be difficult for the president? we all know that president trump loves appearing and watching television but i don't think there is any doubt this will have been uncomfortable viewing inside the white house. while this interview was certainly salacious and sensational, there is that question of, was it totally shocking? donald trump is a man who
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has boasted of his prowess before. he has been photographed in the playboy mansion and he indeed won an election after a tape was leaked of him talking about how he liked to grab women sexually. sex scandals have brought down many politicians before. but donald trump is no ordinary politician. and he's is proving to be a pretty extraordinary presidency. nonetheless, there are real dangers. first of all in terms of the payment made to stormy daniels before the election in 2016. there are real questions about that. at some stage they will have to be answered. and beyond that, there are allegations of threats made against stormy daniels. those are serious. a cease and desist letter has been sent by president trump to stormy daniels herself. it calls on the film star to apologise for implying he was behind that 2011 thread if
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she did not leave trump along. —— thread. this will not be the end of it. stormy daniels‘ lawyer has made clear there will be —— there could be more to come. he put a picture of acd be more to come. he put a picture of a cd online and said, if a picture is worth 1000 words, how much is this worth? thank you. poland, latvia, lithuania and estonia have all summoned their russian ambassadors. it‘s thought it‘s in connection with the attack here on the former russian double agent, sergei skripal, and his daughter. last week, the european union announced there would be coordinated action in support for the uk. 0ur diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, is here. do we think this is a widening of support for the uk? it certainly looks like it. i think theresa may and her ministers will be delighted by the end of today, after the announcements which we still await from a lot of eu countries a p pa re ntly from a lot of eu countries apparently preparing action up to and possibly including expulsion of russian diplomats from their soil. we have had some russian ambassador
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being summoned. there will be announcements in several capitals in the afternoon. theresa may is waiting to hear what precisely it means. i suspect we will hear from her when she makes a statement around about tea—time in the house of commons. i think she will be delighted that what she urged last week is now apparently turning into action, and it could be very substantial action drawing in not just the front line states bordering russia but also france, germany and other eu states. it will not necessarily apply to all. eu diplomats are making it clear these are decisions for individual countries rather than part of a framework. james, thank you. australian cricketer steve smith has stepped down as captain of an indian premier league side, after admitting his part in a ball tampering conspiracy when australia played south africa. major sponsors of the australian team say they are deeply concerned about the revelations, and are looking for decisive action from the governing body. many fans and former players have called for steve smith to be sacked. richard conway reports. it is a scandal which
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has stunned a sport. australia‘s plan to deliberately tamper with the ball using sticky tape in their match against south africa, quickly unravelled in the full glare of the tv cameras. captain steve smith confessed, but his long—term position in the team and that of his deputy, david warner, now look untenable, given the anger of a shamed nation. i am appalled by what is going on. i think those two cricketers should be on the plane coming home straightaway. i think it's disgraceful. you don't have two cheat and there's nothing else i can say. they've got to live with it. there's so much pressure on you to keep your spot, keep the team at the top of the table, keep your coaching job and so on. so if they are trying to find ways around it, it's not surprising.
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is it right? no. but is it happening? yes it is. the monday morning newspapers didn‘t hold back either and investigators sent to cape town by cricket australia are expected to work swiftly. the full repercussions are likely to be revealed within the next 48 hours, but smith has already stepped aside as captain of rajasthan royals, his indian premier league team. it will be very difficult for him to continue as captain of australia. sadly, he‘s been a fine captain for australia but it‘s hard to imagine he will be able to come back from this and be leader of the country. pictures have also emerged which allegedly show cameron bancroft, the bowler at the heart of this current scandal, putting sugar in his pocket during the recent ashes series against england. it‘s led to questions over whether the incident in cape town is the first time australia has used illegal methods to get the ball to swing, making it harder to bat against. you can see the shiny side on this side. this is the rough side. you are not allowed to tamper with this site, you are not allowed to scratch it, you are not allowed to rub it with any external objects. you are allowed to bowl it and try and land it on this bit or throw it in from the boundary.
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those are completely legitimate. to try and rough up this side because if you get one side really rough and the other side quite shiny, the ball really does swing dramatically in the air when bowled at high speed. australia‘s team sponsors are also alarmed by events. we are extremely disappointed, as i think all australians are. we are a big sponsor of cricket australia. we have let them know we want them to complete the investigation and make the appropriate action. international cricket back in the spotlight, but for all the wrong reasons. cameron bancroft hiding the incriminating sticky tape down his trousers, now a defining image from one of the game‘s darkest episodes. richard conway, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime: jewish groups launch a scathing attack onjeremy corbyn, accusing him of repeatedly siding with anti—semites. and how much personal
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information does facebook have about you? i information does facebook have about you ? i was information does facebook have about you? i was surprised, you may be too. coming up on bbc news. more on the fallout of one of cricket‘s biggest ball tampering scandals. we‘ll have the latest australian reaction as steve smith steps down as captain from from ipl side rajasthan royals. the family of an 11—year—old boy with autism have received £42,000 in compensation after they sued the scout association for discrimination. ben gleeson‘s parents were told he couldn‘t go to camps or take part in athletics without supervision. they sued the scouts, saying it amounted to a ban. the scout association has apologised and started an inquiry. 0ur legal correspondent clive coleman has the story. 11—year—old ben glesson, who has high functioning autism, loved being a cub scout. that one‘s campfire one. having been a beaver, hejoined the 10th harpenden swift pack in 2015.
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i quite enjoyed cooking. i liked singing around the campfire. at a camp ben became distressed and tried to run a short distance from the group. despite discussions with ben‘s parents, the scouts insisted he didn‘t take part in certain activities like athletics, that he was accompanied on others and that he couldn‘t travel on the scout bus. there was this complete, in my view, overreaction that made them decide that going forward, pretty much every event had to be supervised on a one—to—one basis. i felt that wasn't inclusive. it would single ben out. i felt he would feel different. i felt he didn't need it. he didn't have this level of supervision at school. relations broke down and ben left the scouts. the gleesons sued the 10th harpenden for failing to make reasonable adjustments for ben as required by the equality act, and for breach of privacy in data protection as a result of e—mails and a briefing to parents which they
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claimed identified ben and them. the claims were contested, but the gleesons received £42,000 in a settlement. the scouts place a high value on inclusion. i‘m bear grylls, chief scout. and improving the lives of people disabled by society is one of the issues the scouts we are taking on with a million hands. the scout association says that it is committed to inclusion and that all groups, like this one that ben attended, should make reasonable adjustments. for instance, allowing children with autism more time to absorb information in order to support them, so that they can all access scouting. in a statement, the scout association told us: cases like this are very unusual.
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ben misses being a cub scout. quite sad. why? because i enjoyed cubs. and all my friends were there. clive coleman, bbc news. too many children growing up in the north of england are facing the double disadvantage of entrenched deprivation and poor schools — that‘s the finding of a report by the children‘s commissioner. anne longfield says children from poorer homes face an education gap that starts before school and widens over time. she has called for more investment to boost teacher recruitment in the north of england. simonjones reports. at this nursery school in leeds they aim to give children the best start in life, but it doesn‘t happen everywhere. in a report called ‘growing up north‘, anne longfield
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concludes that children in the north are more likely to move on to a poor school and leave education earlier than their southern counterparts. she believes it has not had the same backing as areas like london. children living in disadvantaged communities in the north, with entrenched disadvantage, are being badly let down. i‘m worried about children living in disadvantage anywhere in the country. there‘s a disproportionate number living in those areas of entrenched disadvantage in the north. they haven‘t had the attention, they haven‘t have the focus, the nationalfocus and the backing, they need. among her recommendations are boosting teacher recruitment, grants for areas to support struggling families, and forums bringing together groups that work with children. at elliot hudson college in leeds, many agree action is needed. there are way more opportunities and a lot of investment down south than there is up north. maybe in the future they might bring it up north. a lot of people are scared to go to university
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because they are scared of getting into debt. so i think if you have a lot of money and you can pay for your university fees straight away, then it's a lot easier for you. there's no point holding back and think, "i don't belong here because of people who are more privileged than me. " if you really want it, you'll get it. the great interest from government remains in the south and south—east. we are barely visited. nobody is particularly interested in what we do. this college has done exceptionally well in its most recent inspection, as has the rest of our trust. seven of our organisations so far inspected are outstanding. but we wouldn‘t expect anybody to be particularly interested in the work we do. the report acknowledges many parts of the north are thriving. the department for education says more than £3 billion is being invested in projects to boost the economy there. simon jones, bbc news. the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse will be going to telford in the next few months, to hearfrom victims and survivors in the area.
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it follows recent reports that groups of men, mainly asian, have been targeting white teenagers in the town since the 1980s. a huge fire at a shopping centre in siberia is now known to have killed more than 60 people — many of them children. russian officials investigating the blaze in the city of kemerovo say the alarm system at the mall had been turned off and that fire exits were blocked. sarah rainsford reports. a shopping centre consumed by fire, with dozens trapped inside. it was the middle of a sunday afternoon and this place was full of families. firefighters struggled to control the blaze and it grew and grew. there was no fire alarm, only confusion as crowds made or the exits through the smoke. the woman filming this was in a cinema on the fourth floor. she says that whole area was plunged
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into darkness and filled with smoke and people, children, were panicking. rescuers tried to douse the flames four hours, but this fire was fierce and vast. the shopping centre has two cinemas, bowling and even a petting zoo and that‘s why so many of the casualties here are children. some fled to the roof in terror, others jumped for their lives through the choking smoke. translation: panic, chaos. people running away. it was getting dark and the lights were off. escalators didn‘t work, lifts didn‘t work. people were running, falling over each other, the fire alarm did not go off. at first, reports suggested just a few people had died, but when rescuers reached the top floor, they found dozens of bodies. with many still missing, relatives are scouring lists of the injured. this man says his five—year—old
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daughter and his son are missing with his wife. she had called him for help and said they were choking. the fire is now out and an official investigation has started. but a city in grief is asking questions, about how this started, but why no alarms were activated. why so many people have lost their lives. sarah rainsford, bbc news, moscow. just how much personal information does the social media site facebook have about you? after the scandal involving cambridge analytica, many facebook users have been asking that very question. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jonesjoins me now. you showed me a short time ago how much it had on me. you can download all your data. i did this over the
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weekend. about an hour after i made the request, a folder arrived. i clicked and downloaded the folder. at first sight there wasn‘t anything surprising. it had my movies, my pictures, my messages, m timeline, all the stuff you would expect to see, which obviously facebook colds because i have put them on. then i clicked on something that said contacts and that is what surprised me. it turned out they had every single contact number in my phone book, in my phone‘s phonebook. and then i looked again, looked a bit closer and what i realised, maybe i allow bad back in 2007, years ago when i firstjoined facebook. the numbers i have added to my phone in recent days were at the top. i had opened the door and i have left it opened the door and i have left it open and facebook, in some way, controls might phone, or get the
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data out of my phone. nice picture of you dancing bear. my son's wedding. what have facebook so? they saidi wedding. what have facebook so? they said i had given them permission. people are asked if they want to give permission and it is explained and you can delete it at any time. but that has been a revelation to people. wejoined it years but that has been a revelation to people. we joined it years ago, but that has been a revelation to people. wejoined it years ago, we may have ticked the box and we didn‘t realise it would have a continuing impact on the kind of data facebook colds upon you. thank you. england‘s cricketers have lost to new zealand by an innings and 49 runs, despite the efforts of all—rounder ben stokes on the final day. captainjoe root blamed their first innings total ofjust 58 as the reason for the defeat, saying the team failed to adapt to the conditions quickly enough. andy swiss reports england‘s hopes of salvaging an unlikely draw rested on a familiar pair of shoulders. in his comeback test, ben stokes. and as his first ball
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disappeared to the boundary, the signs seemed encouraging. but on a day when survival was the key, the wickets soon tumbled. dawid malan first to go as new zealand seize the moment. would you believe it? a terrible shot from jonny bairstow, quite dazzling catch from williamson and england were in deep trouble. but at the other end, stokes stood strong, defying a back injury, as well as his opponents, patiently he ground his way to a half—century and in chris woakes, he found and able ally, as the pair edged england toward safety. but on 66, after restraining himself for so long, stokes finally succumbed to temptation. four and a half hours of watchfulness undone in a flash and he knew it.

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