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hello, you're watching afternoon live. today at 2. a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys has been quashed — prompting its chairman nick hardwick to resign. getting the green light — plans to charge consumers a refundable deposit for recycling bottles and cans. he did go to see xi. confirmation that north korea's president kim jong un went to beijing — his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with hugh... and it's not great news for the aussie captain... and it has can tenured, former captain steve smith has been banned for a year captain steve smith has been banned fora yearand captain steve smith has been banned for a year and bulldoze the captaincy for at least two years and david warner also banned and cameron ba ncroft david warner also banned and cameron bancroft out for nine months. all the details later. all the details later. thanks hugh — and ben rich has all the weather — mixed and pretty cool in the run—up
to the easter weekend. details on that but also i'll take you to a pa rt that but also i'll take you to a part of the world not so far away things are farfrom part of the world not so far away things are far from cruel at the moment. coming up — he sang happiness — because he gave happiness... tributes at the funeral of sir ken dodd in liverpool cathedral. was he a good comic? no, he was better than that. he was the greatest stage comedian i have ever seen greatest stage comedian i have ever seenin greatest stage comedian i have ever seen in my life. hello everyone — this is afternoon live. it's a high court decision that meansjohn warboys will remain behind bars — at least for the forseeable future. judges quashed a parole board decision to release the so—called black cab rapist after he'd served ten years of an indeterminate prison sentence — but officers suspect
he may have attacked more than a hundred. theresa may has praised the bravery of the two women who brought the action. already the chairman of the parole board has been forced to resign. the high court ruling now has considerable legal implications. june kelly reports. four yearsjohn four years john worboys four yearsjohn worboys was the master manipulator as he cruised the streets targeting, sexually abusing and manipulative woman. as victims have taken control of this case and john worboys‘s immediate future. two women are brought this case but standing behind and supporting them two women brought this case, but standing behind and supporting behind and supporting them were scores of others he sexually assaulted down the years — crimes for which he was never tried or convicted and sentenced. this was the reaction from one of the two women at the heart of the case. just so happy that justice was served today and they realise
they made a mistake. and thejudge made the right decision, really, didn't he? and i think a lot of women will be sleeping a lot easier tonight, knowing the results of this. during the court hearings, questions were raised about the scale of worboys‘ offending and whetherjohn radford, as he is now known, had truly showed remorse for what he did. in their ruling, the judges said, overall, the possibility exists that even before the judgement was made public, there came news that the head of the parole board, nick hardwick, had been forced to resign — a sign of the impact and gravity of what is now seen as a terrible decision by the board. at a news conference, the women's legal team expressed regret at nick hardwick‘s departure. that's very disappointing. it looks as though he's been scapegoated for something that is not solely the responsibility of the parole board.
and even to the extent that the parole board went wrong, it was a failure on the part of an individual panel which did not have the benefit of a legal chairman. and once again, questions about why worboys was prosecuted for only a fraction of his crimes, and revelations about previously unreported allegations against him. i have been approached by numerous other victims of worboys — in excess of 10 women who were attacked by him, many of whom are never reported it before — and i really hope this is an opportunity to learn lessons. 3 months agojohn worboys, the serial sex attacker, was looking forward to life on the outside. now, for the immediate future at least, he will be staying in prison. jude kelly, bbc news, at the high court. speaking in the past few minutes, thejustice secretary david gauke, said victims would be fully informed and involved in the re—submission of worboys' case to the parole board. the case will be resubmitted to the
pa role the case will be resubmitted to the parole board. a new panel will be constituted and updated evidence on his risk from prison and probation professionals will be provided. the panel will then assess whether the suitable for release. those victims covered by the victim contact scheme will be fully informed and involved in this process. my department also has two we formulate the parole board's rules to allow transparency around decision—making. it is clear that there was widespread concern about the decision by the parole board to releasejohn worboys. as i have previously told the house i share these concerns and welcome the judgment. i want to congratulate the victims who brought the judicial review and reiterate my heartfelt sympathy for all victims would have suffered as a result ofjohn
worboys's hideous crimes. if you buy drinks in bottles or cans in england, you may soon have to pay a deposit — which you'll then get back if you return the cans and bottles for recycling. the government's plans to tackle plastic waste will mean higher prices in the shops. the scheme's expected to cover single—use glass and plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans. scotland has already committed to deposits, and wales is examining the idea. our environment analyst roger harrabin reports. here's a global problem. plastic everywhere in the oceans. the amount of floating garbage could treble if we don't halt the flow. here is the uk's answer, a deposit return scheme that makes people think twice before chucking a bottle or can in the gutter. in this deposit return scheme we filmed in norway, you take the empty bottle back to the shop. you pop it into a machine that
identifies it and then gives you a coupon back to spend. we are absolutely committed to taking action to deal with the tide of plastic that's in our oceans. the only way in which we can deal with this effectively is by acting on a series of fronts, and one critical part of that is having a deposit return scheme which makes sure that bottles, which contribute so much to marine litter and to rubbish in our countryside as well, is effectively dealt with, and a deposit return scheme is one way of doing that. as plastic builds up in waterways many environmentalists have welcomed the decision. we are delighted that michael gove has decided to introduce a deposit system in england. we will see less bottles and cans and countrysides and parks. how robbie scheme affect the way we
shop and deal with waste? that is clearly a single use plastic bottle. but will face a deposit. a beer can also attract a deposit, the question is how much. if you bought a family sized bottle, would that be considered to be a single use bottle ? considered to be a single use bottle? in a cramped shop like this could usually find room for a big bottle eating machine? we could make a space and then maybe another option is to put a machine outside. exactly how the machine works will be sorted out in the government consultation later this year. every bottle adds to waste already indices with the pressure is on. the green party says the deposit scheme must be the start point for government action not the end point. news coming from the high court, the
width viola player who suffered a heating injury has won his case against the royal opera house. this case has huge implications for the world of classical music and the health and safety of musicians. it is the first time a judge has scrutinised the music industry's legal obligations. it follows a case in september but he was seated in front of the brass section of the orchestra for a rehearsal of a thunderous opera and during the rehearsal the noise levels exceeded 130 decibel is equivalent to a jet engine. his feeding was irreversibly damaged and he has been claiming damages for acoustic shock, a condition with symptoms including to notice and dizziness. he told the
bbc if you are exposed to normal sounds it can become incredibly painful. that ruling just coming in, you'll speak to clive at the high court later. north korea's leader, kim jong—un, has travelled to beijing to hold talks with the chinese president. it's his first known foreign trip since he took office in 2011 and comes ahead of planned summits with south korea next month —— and with donald trump in may. president trump says he received a message from the chinese president saying the meeting had gone ‘very well‘. from beijing, robin brant reports. gone ‘very well‘. this was the last we saw of the mysterious, unmarked motorcade that had been spotted around beijing on tuesday, taking its heavily guarded vip passenger back to the train station. and then the journey home, east. now we know it was kim jong—un. now we know this is what was happening behind closed doors. their wives were there as well for this first face—to—face meeting. china‘s elder statesman
leader, xijinping, and the 30—something little brother. kim jong—un was given a substantial ceremonial welcome. we usually see pictures of others taking notes as kim speaks, but this time it was different. china is north korea‘s only big benefactor, but the relationship has soured significantly over kim‘s nuclear weapons programme. this was about telling the world, including donald trump, that they‘re friends again. in recent years, the divide has got wider and wider, because china appears to have lost its patience with its neighbour, and that‘s mainly because of the type of reckless language it thinks north korea has been using in those very public spats with donald trump. but now there‘s a real chance of talks on the table, china wants to reassert its influence. only china can provide him with a certain level of security. and, of course, if china can persuade others also to provide
this kind of security, then so much the better. if denuclearisation is something that he believes he has to do, then to persuade china to be on his side is of critical importance. kim reiterated that he is committed to denuclearisation, although that‘s an ambiguous statement, and it‘s not new. the white house says china conveyed a message to it after the meeting. one thing, though, is very clear — china wants to be front and centre as those nuclear talks get closer. robin brant, bbc news, beijing. (tx next) our seoul correspondent, laura bicker, told us why it was a hugely significant moment kim jong—un has stepped out of the kingdom and onto the global stage and ensured that he has china as a key ally as we had to to potentially
key ally as we had to to potentially key summits. president trump has treated welcoming the developments saying he looks forward to his meeting with kim jong—un and that he hopes he will do the right thing for the peninsula. they are trying to figure out what kim jong—un means when he says he is willing to denuclearise. rotting sackler does he want in return for giving up nuclear weapons? by aligning him with china they both want the same thing, they want american troops of the peninsula including weapons. our south korea and the us willing to do this? as one analyst said it is like opening pandora‘s box. we are not sure what might happen next. two ireland and ulster rugby players have been cleared of rape charges at the end of a 9 week trial. a jury in belfast acquitted paddyjackson and stuart olding in just under four hours. their lawyers said their careers had been "blighted" by the accusations. our ireland correspondent,
chris page, is in belfast. for the last eight weeks to northern ireland‘s most high profile sportsman had been in the dock, paddy jackson and established fly— half paddy jackson and established fly—half and stuart olding who has also played for ireland several times. they were accused by a woman of rape. she said the attacked in an u psta i rs of rape. she said the attacked in an upstairs bedroom of paddyjackson‘s house in 2016 when she was 19 years old. the players have said that they we re old. the players have said that they were not involved in any nonconsensual sexual activity and strongly denied the charges and is today the jury of eight men and three women decided to acquit them of the charges. both paddy jackson
and stuart olding acquitted of rape. two of their friends were in the dock alongside them, one acquitted of exposure and one of perverting the course of justice of exposure and one of perverting the course ofjustice and withholding information. after almost two months of evidence, it took thejury almost two months of evidence, it took the jury three hours and 45 minutes to come to a unanimous decision to clear all of the defendants of all charges. paddy jackson left the court and spoke briefly to thank the judge and his family but said he did not want to see any more out of respect for his employers. his lawyer did see some more, he criticised the prosecution and said they claimed that paddy jackson‘s status as a international by jackson‘s status as a international rugby player had driven the decision to prosecute him. he criticised the police investigation and said that had been vile commentary on social media which posed questions about the integrity of the trial. he said
paddy jackson‘s main priority the integrity of the trial. he said paddyjackson‘s main priority was the integrity of the trial. he said paddy jackson‘s main priority was to get back on the rugby pitch, the rugby football union and ulster rugby football union and ulster rugby have said that paddy jackson and stuart olding will remain relieved of the duties while a committee reviews all these matters. you‘re watching afternoon live, these are our headlines: a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys has been quashed — prompting the board‘s chairman nick hardwick to resign. people in england will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. it‘s confirmed that north korea‘s president kimjong un has visited beijing — his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago in sport australia‘s former cricket captain steve smith and vice captain david warner received a one—year bans from test cricket well cameron ba ncroft bans from test cricket well cameron bancroft gets a nine—month ban over
the ball tampering allegations. cricket australia say warner will not be considered for any team leadership positions in the future with the smith and bancroft not allowed to captain for two years. manchester city women will go all guns blazing as the look to seal a semifinal spot in the champions league later. more of those studies after 2:30pm. the funeral of the comedian, sir ken dodd, is being held at liverpool cathedral. hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their respects — alongside some of the city‘s best known comedians — including jimmy tarbuck, les dennis and ricky tomlinson. sir ken had been touring until last year. our entertainment colin paterson is in liverpool for us now. quite a turnout and a tribute from all of them. absolutely. 2500 people
in the cathedral behind us. that is the overflow, they have put up a giant screen to show the service and then another 700 people outside watching the service. the more earlier but there has been a torrential downpour. fittingly for a ken dodd funeral it will not finish on time. it was meant to finish at 215 and the address is at the moment, a view more songs to be sung afterwards. the whole service will end with the audience looking underneath their chairs and picking up underneath their chairs and picking up ken dodd‘s trademark implement the tickling stick and waving it in the tickling stick and waving it in the ear as happiness is played at and the deadly men will be accompanying the coffin. this is not your average funeral. that‘s what people want to do to celebrate this 90—year—old comedian who died two
weeks agojust three 90—year—old comedian who died two weeks ago just three days after marrying his long—term girlfriend. he mentioned some of the people who have turned up here today, we have heard from actresses and comedians and we spoke tojimmy tarbuck on the weekend. he sang happiness because she gave happiness. was he a good comic? no, he was betterthan she gave happiness. was he a good comic? no, he was better than that. he wasn't the greatest stage comedian i have ever seen in my life. and especially when he was at the palladium she had not been seen in the south and he came down and paralysed them. i was so proud. it
we nt paralysed them. i was so proud. it went right she said? it was an honour to watch and a joy to see how he broke jokes up and down and live on stage he set a standard which no one has remotely approached since. jimmy tarbuck paying tribute during the service which is still going on. it was rather fitting that ken dodd‘s funeral is certainly not managing to finish on time. thank you. a national memorial service has taken place in france, in honour of the police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in the supermarket siege last week. lieutena nt—colonel arnaud beltrame was killed after he traded places with one of the captives held by an islamist gunman. after a funeral procession which crossed paris, president macron led a ceremony of remembrance for a man who has become a national hero. our correspondent hugh schofield was watching.
the body of arnaud beltrame arrived in paris ahead of today‘s national memorial service. french leaders of the past, politicians and senior officers with at the ceremony but members of the public as well. the family is not just of arnaud beltrame but the three other victims of the terrorist attack. it was leo the whole country felt a free
someone the whole country felt a free someone had answered the call. inspect the sadness and injustice the late on us is extinguished. on the late on us is extinguished. on the contrary the light is spreading. the name of this cover is already forgotten about the name of arnaud beltrame has become a symbol of french heroism, the better of the spirit of resistance that we are. among the french respect for what arnaud beltrame did is touched with sadness but also pride. arnaud beltrame did is touched with sadness but also pridelj arnaud beltrame did is touched with sadness but also pride. i am here as a freshman because i was moved by this act which was done for france. he gave his life as a military person for the whole nation. france has plenty of studies from the past of romantic heroes dying for each
other and now here is another, the noblest of deeds and it happened today. detectives investigating the hatton garden heist 3 years ago have arrested a 57 year old man on suspicion of burglary. the £14 million heist — the biggest burglary in legal history — was carried out over a bank holiday weekend. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is here. tell us what has happened. going back three years ago about £14 million of jewellery was back three years ago about £14 million ofjewellery was stolen back three years ago about £14 million of jewellery was stolen from the vault and hatton garden. the trial two years ago found for men guilty of committing the burglary and another of being the getaway driver and a sixth man convicted of assisting them. during that trial
there was a mystery man who was referred to by the suspects when the police were recording them who appears on cctv within a, the result was the knowledge that there was at least one other person involved in the burglary should be have always wondered where this investigation would go. it turns out that yesterday morning at 7:30am a 57—year—old man, all the men were around pension age, the 57—year—old was arrested on suspicion of taking pa rt was arrested on suspicion of taking part in the burglary. he is in custody and in north london police station and you will have to see whether this results in him being charged. the burglary caught the imagination, that is being made into a film and it is the images of the
holes in the basement but everyone remembers what this was. the evidence during the trial was that at least two of the people had actually physically gone through those holes. i tried to do it myself and it turned out to be quite a tight fit. | and it turned out to be quite a tight fit. i was quite surprised afterwards that some of these elderly men and managed to get through those holes. it has captured the imagination. it was devastating for the people who mostjewellery and many of them have not recovered jodie, still millions of pounds worth still outstanding. those people who have been convicted have been told they will have to stay in prison for several more years unless the proceeds of the crime are recovered. it is something to be reporting today that another man three years after the burglary has been arrested as possibly being involved in it. does it take you back trying to get through this?
the right of millions of britons to receive urgent medical treatment in the eu after brexit is at risk, according to a parliamentary committee. the lords eu committee said there‘s no guarantee that uk nationals would be able to continue accessing the european health insurance card. it says current arrangements are based on the free movement of people, which the government has pledged to end. a reminder that tomorrow marks a year to go before the uk leaves the eu. and throughout this week we‘re putting your questions to a range of experts. we‘ll be speaking to our europe editor katya adler at 5.30 this afternoon. you can email your questions to askthis at bbc dot co dot uk, text us 61124 or tweet using the hashtag bbcaskthis time for a look at the weather. easter is almost upon us. looking pretty cool and mixed here at home but it will not be as cold as it has
been over recent days and weeks. wa nt to ta ke been over recent days and weeks. want to take you to one place where it is farfrom want to take you to one place where it is far from cool, down to the middle east. you might say to me it is not a huge surprise at the average temperature in baghdad and this time of year is about 25 degrees. we are looking at highs of 39 over the next few days which is pretty exceptional for this time of year. midsummer they get close to 50 but impresses like to buy and abu dhabi they will get hot weather but if you are heading for the field to europe for easter, a mixed affair because we will see pretty unsettled weather in turkey, blustery towards cyprus. police not too bad but the mediterranean has had a real time of it, several weather systems and
outbreaks of rain for spain and portugal so if you think you will get away from bad weather here and get away from bad weather here and get something better in europe and the message is you will have to pick your destination wisely. it looks good for skiing in the alps. one more thing to show you about the weather at home because i know you like this, a picture of a dog in the rain. with a coat on. give us the forecast. pretty soggy for many of us forecast. pretty soggy for many of us this morning and if you wanted to ta ke us this morning and if you wanted to take your dog for a walk it might wa nted take your dog for a walk it might wanted to have been wrapped up but it is not all like that because things have been brightening from the west. the satellite picture tells the story, the area of cloud led to wet dogs and the rest of us but behind it something cleaner, brighter skies. closing out the
afternoon with some sunshine and a scattering of hefty showers, don‘t go too far without an umbrella. into this evening the shivers fade away, clear starry skies overhead and freezing fog patches to form, widespread frost and ice as well. a couple of exceptions, rain and northern scotland and is now in the hills but not as cold and the far south—west would be bolstered to see some showers into tomorrow morning. heavy perhaps than the showers drifting northwards during tomorrow across the south of england is, wales and the midlands and northern ireland. the editor of rain and perhaps hilson all plagues the north—east of scotland but decent sunshine in between, temperatures struggling up to 10 degrees but generally speaking temperatures a little disappointing for this point in late march. good friday doesn‘t look particularly appetising, low
pressure is in charge, until systems drifting from the south. it will not be gaining all the time, a band of rain moves northwards, a decent amount of dry weather ahead of it and behind it some uncertainty about the exact timing but things should brighten down towards the south. on the cool side, single digits below parfor the cool side, single digits below par for this the cool side, single digits below parfor this time of the cool side, single digits below par for this time of year but the easter weekend can be described as mixed. rain at times, cold enough for some snow on high ground but in between some sunshine so some decent weather that you are spending easter weekend at home. saturday, showery rain, wintry nests in the north but try weather and a little bit of sunshine to be had as well. temperatures just beginning to creep up temperatures just beginning to creep upa temperatures just beginning to creep up a touch towards the south, into sunday and yesterday, looking like the bestie of the weekend in terms of dry weather, most places dry with sunshine. a bit of rain the far
south—west, the that will drift northwards as we head into easter monday. this is bbc news — our latest headlines: a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys has been quashed — prompting the board‘s chairman nick hardwick to resign. a money back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans is to be introduced in england in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. north korea‘s leader travels to beijing for talks with the chinese president — his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. three years after the £14 million
hatton gardens burglary, a man is arrested in london. sport now on afternoon live with hugh. we are still talking about the cheats and the penalties that have been dished out and some people still think not enough. if you consider the life ban given backin if you consider the life ban given back in 2010 for fixing and the one match ban handed out by the national critic council fort smith and ba ncroft critic council fort smith and bancroft it‘s clear there‘s a huge discrepancy in how the governing bodies dealing with those two incidents both deemed as cheating. remember these latest bands come from cricket australia, they banned their own player steve smith for a year, his vice captain, david warner
for a year year, his vice captain, david warner fora yearand year, his vice captain, david warner for a year and bancroft banned for nine months by their own country and now shayne ward has been writing today, he‘s not happy with this. he says what are the players guilty of? cheating via ball tampering and give bringing the game into disrepute but the of players charged with ball tampering is long and contains some of the biggest names in the game including england‘s: mike atherton. it isa including england‘s: mike atherton. it is a debate that could split cricket, some are. a cricket ball in cape town roughed up with sandpaper, officially confirmed today. and so smit steve smith captain is banned by australia 12 months. david warner, maybe the instigator, also banned for a year. cameron bancroft the back tampering, given a nine—month ban. the back tampering, given a nine-month ban. i think under the
code it specifically refers to these practices in which we have made the charges at that the sanctions as cheating, so i think people want to use their own words but cheating is certainly one of them that is probably appropriate in the circumstances. australia's most famous sportsman pursued through airports, cheats certainly in many around the world. cricket australia felt compelled to act, commercial partners have already withdrawn. david warner was the face of ten television sets in australia. lg will not be renewing its sponsorship. but if these players are toxic they are not the first to bend and break the spirit of cricket. i think the reputational damage here is bad because of how bad it looks on camera but those are some of the bigger concerns of the bands are there, i would have got the six months, i think the year is very long time in an international
career. six months would have been fine for me. and there are global implications. smith and warner were paid riches by india‘s premier league, hundreds of thousands of dollars for a few weeks cricket each season. no more. they are banned in india too. steve smith was the clean cut cade, the breakfast cereal endorser. the embodiment of the australian dream, the captain whose batting earned comparisons with don bradman. now he has ruined reputation, left to carry his country‘s embarrassment. three men australia insists new about the plan to tampa, to cheat. it‘s been a bad day for england‘s women as they suffered a loss to australia. they bowled out for just suffered a loss to australia. they bowled out forjust 96 in mumbai, thejoint bowled out forjust 96 in mumbai, the joint lowest total. their quickest t20 defeat as well it came inside 12 overs were an eight wicket
win in mumbai. england have reached saturday‘s feyenoord have chance to find some form in their final group match with india tomorrow. to football and manchester city and chelsea could make it into the finals of the women‘s champions league for the first time later. city carry out 2—0 lead over the swedish side well chelsea also have a two—goal lead from their win with montpellier. i think every female player plays to play champions league and they want to aim for the big games, the big stages, big challenges, and i love playing in the big games. i love this club and it would be great to take this club in that direction. i think the team emma has built over the year she has been here will see progress. that is all for now we will have sporting the next hour. let‘s return now to plans for an extra charge of up to 22p on bottles and cans in a new recycling deposit scheme for england.
the government say they hope it will increase recycling and cut waste. the deposit will increase prices — but consumers will get the money back if they return the container. julian hunt is the vice president of coca—cola european partners and is here in the studio with me. you have announced in the last couple of hours plans to close to uk sites berdych 300 jobs at risk. why? a difficult decision but we think ultimately the right one for our business. we have conducted quite a comprehensive review of our manufacturing network here in great britain, it is a very dynamic market here and we wanted to make sure that we had the right network in place to continue to succeed. but to do it in a way that is productive and more efficient. not an easy decision to take, we have been through a 55 day consultation with employees impacted, and now ourfocus is
through helping them through the next two years as we gradually close down those sites. we continue to invest in our other sites, there are 120 new jobs invest in our other sites, there are 120 newjobs being created that i think give some redeployment opportunities. let's talk about the deposit return scheme. about a year ago we came out with a new strategy, we wa nt ago we came out with a new strategy, we want to play a leading role here in great britain to improve the recovery and recycling of packaging. we set out quite a bold ambition to say we wanted to get all our packaging back, to get more recycled, and to stop our packs being littered. we can clearly can‘t do that as a company on our own so it was about how we reform the current systems and we said a year ago we have to look at the role that deposit return systems can play. on the face of it cost seems to be borne by the consumer, a lot of people are saying what will you as producers do to help with this? lots of cost in terms of designing a
system, it has to be well—designed and work for consumers and local authorities and businesses in terms of how you develop, establish and run the system. in terms of well—designed it has to be efficient. we are looking at the norwegian scheme which seems to be the favoured base for it. do you broadly support that one? we are involved in the system in norway, in systems in many parts of europe as well. we know that if they are properly designed and implemented you can get very high recovery rates, 80 to 90%. that is why we think they should be absolutely looked at by the government. the other thing i think is really important to stress and we welcome the fact that the english government, michael gove, he today acknowledged this has to be done across all three countries, it has to be common in wales, england and scotland. we think that consistency is critical to avoid confusion further consumers and unnecessary
cost to businesses. it is all very well to say the system works but it rather depends how easy it is to find one of these recycling bins and thatis find one of these recycling bins and that is probably the most important thing, it will take a lot of them. it will take a lot of work to get the design of this right. that is why i think defra, the english environment agency has said today the consultation will start in the autumn an ice assume that is so they have time to think through the details of the design they will be consulting on. i remember the original coca—cola bottles with a deposit on them, and the argument goes that for the last 20 or 30 yea rs goes that for the last 20 or 30 years you haven‘t seemed to care too much what happened to the products. i don‘t think it‘s about not caring i think the world moved on. the way we shopped changed dramatically, the way we sold products changed dramatically. this is a bit like going back to the future, looking back at what we did 30 or 40 years
ago, can we learn from it, i‘m sure we can but we will have to design quite a unique system for great britain. and where would you pitch that deposit costs? what is the amount of money psychologically that you will make people and things back? there are different cost and all the different markets that we operated around europe, they really do vary, i think it will be ultimately around the design that targets you try to get, the sort of packs you want to get back through this recovery system and how you build the actual recovery organisation that will run, administer and maximise the potential of the deposit return system. so you have a team trying to work out what is the best designed that could make this work better as mark not yet, but we are keen to work with government, there are lots of like—minded businesses that want to play a positive role in this debate. they like us want to make sure we are improving recycling in this country so i think it‘s a
fantastic opportunity. in our business this is a once in a generation opportunity. a year ago nobody was talking about packaging or the importance of recycling. here we are in march 2018, it is one of the biggest political issues, we have this amazing opportunity to work together to improve things for good. do you foresee the day were coca—cola will only be back in glass bottles ? coca—cola will only be back in glass bottles? we have all sorts of packs, plastic, cans, a lot of our products are still sold in glass. each performs a different role and i think the important thing to note is that all of those pack formats are 100% recyclable, they should be being recovered and they can be recycled. good reviews come in. thank you very much. let‘s get reaction to this from environmental campaign group the wwf — and nicole itano from the charityjoins me now. i‘m assuming that you welcome the
idea, you probably say it is a little late in coming. that is right. we welcome any step that will keep plastic bottles out of our rivers and oceans and protects the wildlife that live in our seas. but we do think there is a real sense of urgency here and we would urge the government to move quickly through this. there is a lot of evidence about how best to implement a programme like this. it is tried and tested. countries like norway, germany and sweden have been doing this through long time. we need to move into the delivery phase quite quickly. but more than that we can‘t stop here. it is a really important step but the problem of single use plastic goes far beyond plastic bottles a nd plastic goes far beyond plastic bottles and we want to see the uk governments be really buck bold about tackling this issue. we would like to see an end to avoidable single use plastic by 2025, perhaps 2020. we talk about the government,
i have been talking to the boss of coca—cola, but the buck. the consumer. is that fair? i think we‘ll have a role play. they need to regulations and laws that change consumer behaviour foot. businesses need to look at their supply chain. i think the thing that is great predators posit return scheme is that although there is a bit of upfront that although there is a bit of u pfro nt cost that although there is a bit of upfront cost consumers will get it back. it does not have to be out of pocket. anybody looking at the pictures from the oceans could be forgiven for thinking this looks as though it could be too late anyway. i don‘t think it is too late. although there is a lot of plastic in the ocean, we know we have... we know we can save our planet, we know we can save the many cc that live in our oceans, so we can save the many cc that live in our oceans, so it would be fatalistic i think to say we should not do anything, just keep going as is. i certainly want my children to
live in a world where they have clea n live in a world where they have clean beaches, where they can enjoy a wide range of different fish from the sea and where they still live in a panic where there are whales and dolphins. i think we can do that if we all take action. we need to do something, a lot, and we need to do it quickly. thank you to joining us. breaking news at the old bailey. a man killed three boys. when he drove at two and a half times the legal alcohol limit. he was driving at around 70 miles an hour at a 60 mile an hourlimit road. around 70 miles an hour at a 60 mile an hour limit road. he tried to overta ke an hour limit road. he tried to overtake another car late at night lost control of his car and ploughed
into the three boys who would trade dead at the scene. earlier today we had very powerful statements from their parents. george‘s mother said his last words that night were i love you, ma‘am. —— mum. they gave a real sense of how their lives have been turned upside down. these boys had a bright future, they were loved, described as cheeky, caring, hard—working, i loved, described as cheeky, caring, ha rd—working, i could loved, described as cheeky, caring, hard—working, i could go on. we have just had the sentence for the driver aged 28. it was a complex sentencing i think it is there to say. the judge said she had to consider whether three consecutive sentences for the offence for which the driver had already pleaded guilty, the offence was causing death by
dangerous driving, three counts coming he had already pleaded guilty. she had to decide whether those three counts should be taken as one those three counts should be taken as one when it comes to the sentencing or whether there should be essentially three lots of sentence added together. she also had mitigating factors, she had read some letters from his family describing him as a man of good character. he had had some previous minor offences but not links to anything like dangerous driving. ultimately she went for 13 years, a of 13 years and present for the driver. the maximum sentence for this crime is 14 years. the families had called for him to be given a life sentence. the described in their statements earlier their boys being murdered, that he had used a gun likea being murdered, that he had used a gun like a weapon. ultimately the judge had to balance the immeasurable loss as she put it and
the harm done to the families with the harm done to the families with the measure of the offence committed. and ultimately she went for 13 years. interestingly, there are plans due to be put for before parliament, but still have not gone to parliament, for changes in the sentencing for causing dangerous driving —— death by dangerous driving. there are plans before parliament two includes the maximum sentence to a possible life sentence in england, wales and scotland but those plans were not soon enough for the families today. they will be fairly disappointed overall but perhaps surprised that the sentence was perhaps surprised that the sentence was towards the upper limit possible. i think he mentioned the use of a gun. there was no gun. we were talking about death by dangerous driving. in a moment the business news. first, a look at the headlines on afternoon live.
the high court overturns a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys — prompting the board‘s chairman nick hardwick to resign. people in england will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. it‘s confirmed that north korea‘s president kimjong un has visited beijing — his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. here‘s your business headlines on afternoon live. sky bet is to pay £1m for "failing to protect vulnerable customers". the gambling commission say sky bet did not stop problem gamblers even after they had asked to be banned from its websites the firm the firm will donate the £1m to charities for socially responsible purposes. soft drinks giants coca—cola has announced it is moving forward with plans to close two uk sites. it is
closing its plant in milton keynes and a distribution centre. sales and pretax profits are down at furniture specialist dfs for the six months to january — but they‘ve found some positive news down the back of the sofa, saying trade has started to strengthen and this morning the share price has been trading up as much as 8.5% facebook have revamped their settings so users can manage their data better? that is right. they say this was in the pipeline for some time but there is no time like the present. funny, that. they have introduced a page called access your information. people who‘ve been watching this might be concerned about how much data they are putting out there. this allows them to review what they‘ve done over their existence on facebook. things have liked,
commented on photos, you can now delete that information. that is seen as a delete that information. that is seen as a positive step to buell to manage it. they are making the link to be able to fully delete your account bothers will. interestingly, something that has come out of the whole analytical story is that your mobile phone get uploaded onto facebook. how to manage that is still not very clear. well once they have the numbers they have them. so how do you retrieve that. the details and steps on that aren‘t very clear. joining us joining me now is kim gittleson from the new york stock exchange. this is certainly a symbolic gesture but how significant is it?|j this is certainly a symbolic gesture but how significant is it? i won't say how significant it is. investors are very happy. shares have increased by over 1% since the move was announced this morning suggesting they think it might play kate regulators are little in the uk
and the us. we have seen a lot of increase. it suggests there might be more ex—take facebook there small roles in place regarding user data. these new changes why they make it easier to find out how your data is used and deleted they won't control the fact that third—party apps may have been able to access your data over the last few years, you can't get that data back. that is the key thing at the heart of this particular story, the cambridge analytic access to face facebook using a app. and more broadly, we talk about how tech stocks have suffered. how are they doing? the nasdaq is up something like 1.3%.
perhaps that means they are cheered by the prospect of facebook's changes. in general the by the prospect of facebook's changes. in generalthe big technology company sector is very worried about the prospect of what regulation regarding user data could do that their business model. if you think of something like netflix, pa rt of think of something like netflix, part of their business model is that they can date gather data on what we watch when watch it. if there are moral rules on how they use that data that could potentially hurt them. it has not been proposed yet but it is something investors are a little wary about. there is a new company being listed on the exchange so company being listed on the exchange so you might have some noise in the background. thank you forjoining us. markets. a japanese is the drug company shire — share price as much as 25% today, as 25% today, japanese
after japan‘s largest drug company announced it was considering a possible takeover of it. one of the biggest movers on the ftse 100 today is the drug company shire — share price as much as 25% today, japanese after japan‘s largest drug company announced it was considering a possible takeover of it. that‘s all the business news. you are watching bbc news. it was once the bustling heart of britain‘s busiest fishing port, but for the last 30 years what‘s known as the kasbah in grimsby has become a ghost town. even many locals don‘t know the area exists — but now there are plans that could mean this historic part of town is saved from further decay. the huge hydraulic tower was modelled on the architecture of siena. grimsby used to be our greatest fishing port. and this was its heart. known as the kasbah, these victorian streets are now a ghost town. hidden behind the fences of the port, many locals don‘t even know it exists.
you‘ve never heard of the kasbah? no, never. it‘s got shops, pubs... not in grimsby. ..houses. not in grimsby, no way. born and bred, you‘ve never heard of it? no, never. that‘s the first thing i said, never heard of it. no. and this is its greatest building. the old ice factory. it's rather a long time since i been here. it's rather a shame it's in the state it is, really. mike sanderson was the last chief engineer. you were here on the final day this was operating? yes, iwas, yeah. and that feeling on the last day, how was it? pretty sad, really. yes, it was, really. in its heyday the refrigerators would produce 1200 tonnes of ice a day. what can you do with this building? i don't know. i mean, it's not like
an ordinary building. it was purpose—built. and it has now been declared by europa nostra and the european investment bank institute to be one of the continent‘s most endangered heritage sites. the problem is saving decaying old buildings is ruinously expensive. but there has been a thaw in the once rather frosty relationship between the port, which wants to embrace the future, and heritage campaigners. this is an empty smokehouse, but... wow, what a smell! that‘s an odour, isn‘t it! and this tarred door is some real grimsby heritage. the residue of 100 years of some seriously old school smoked haddock. the heritage, does that matter to you? yeah, absolutely. i mean, grimsby is clutching on to the remains of the fishing industry. you care about grimsby, don‘t you? we all care about grimsby, don‘t we? 40 years on, there is then some hope that the long decline of this hidden heritage may be coming to an end.
david sillito, bbc news, grimsby. time for a look at the weather — here‘s ben rich. the weather is looking decidedly mixed as we head towards the easter weekend. for many, it has been decidedly wet. a soggy start for this weather watcher in north hampshire courtesy of an area of cloud which is drifting eastwards on the earlier satellite image. brighter weather is following, albeit with some showers. those places should get sunshine to close the day. through this evening and tonight, showers will fade and we could see the odd fog patch. temperatures will drop away. getting below freezing. a widespread frost and perhaps some ice. not as cold in the far south—west, there will be sharers marching in and rain across the far north of scotland. that will struggle to clear the way through tomorrow. showers towards the southward drift northwards,
possibly with hail and thunder. a decent looking data model in scotland, good spells of sunshine and temperatures between five and 10 degrees, a little below parfor this time of year. good friday, low pressure in charge of the scene, frontal systems pushing up from the south, further outbreaks of showery rain making erratic northwards progress. some uncertainty about the tightening, but it doesn‘t look like it will be raining all the time. ahead of its dry weather, some spells of sunshine, things will dry up again. temperatures below average at around five, 9 degrees. then we look further ahead to the easter weekend and it looks quite unsettled, spells of rain, cold enough snow on hills in the north, generally pretty cool, but in between the various weather systems there will be some dry weather and
sunshine. saturday doesn‘t look like a bad day, those showers are wintry over high ground in the north but there will be spells of sunshine, quite chilly for most but struggling up into double digits in parts of south wales and southern england. for easter day, a lot of dry weather, some spells of sunshine, a weather system bringing some outbreaks of rain here very late on in the day and generally cool. highs of ten or 11 in the south. hello, you‘re watching afternoon live.
today at 3. a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys has been quashed, prompting its chairman nick hardwick to resign. i‘m just so happy that justice was served today, and they realise they made a mistake, and thejudge made the right decision. getting the green light, plans to charge consumers a refundable deposit for recycling bottles and cans. he did go to see xi. confirmation that north korea‘s president kim jong un went to beijing, his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with hugh... only one story, and it involves cheating. steve smith, david warner, one—year bans received from cricket australia, cameron bancroft suspended for nine months, plenty of
people left asking why the world governing body, the icc, was so much more lenient. and with a look at the weather forecast, ben rich. pretty cool in the run—up to the easter weekend, pretty mixed, but mixed does not mean bad news, there will be rain but there will also be brightness. details are on the way. also coming up: a final round of applause for the man who gave us happiness, thousands turn out to pay tribute to ken dodd at his funeral at the paul comedian. was he a good comic? no, come on... he was better than that, new is the greatest stage comedian i have ever seen greatest stage comedian i have ever seenin greatest stage comedian i have ever seen in my life. -- at his funeral in liverpool. it‘s a high court decision
that meansjohn warboys will remain behind bars, at least for the forseeable future. judges quashed a parole board decision to release the so—called black cab rapist after he‘d served 10 years of an indeterminate prison sentence but officers suspect he may have attacked more than a hundred. theresa may has praised the bravery of the two women who brought the action. already the chairman of the parole board has been forced to resign. the high court ruling now has considerable legal implications. june kelly reports. for years, john worboys was the master manipulator, as he cruised the streets, targeting, sexually abusing and humiliating women. with this court victory, his victims have taken control of this case and john worboys‘ immediate future. two women brought this case, but standing behind and supporting them were scores of others he sexually assaulted down the years — crimes for which he was never tried or convicted and sentenced.
this was the reaction from one of the two women at the heart of the case. just so happy that justice was served today and they realise they made a mistake. and thejudge made the right decision, really, didn‘t he? and i think a lot of women will be sleeping a lot easier tonight, knowing the results of this. during the court hearings, questions were raised about the scale of worboys‘ offending and whetherjohn radford, as he is now known, had truly showed remorse for what he did. in their ruling, the judges said, overall, the possibility exists that mister radford has provided what may be described as a carefully calibrated account, steering adroitly between admitting too much and too little, rather than one that is entirely open and forthcoming. even before the judgement was made public, there came news that the head of the parole board, nick hardwick, had been forced to resign — a sign of the impact and gravity of what is now seen as a terrible decision by the board. at a news conference, the women‘s legal team expressed regret at nick hardwick‘s departure. that's very disappointing.
it looks as though he's been scapegoated for something that is not solely the responsibility of the parole board. and even to the extent that the parole board went wrong, it was a failure on the part of an individual panel which did not have the benefit of a legal chairman. and once again, questions about why worboys was prosecuted for only a fraction of his crimes, and revelations about previously unreported allegations against him. i have been approached by numerous other victims of worboys — in excess of 10 women who were attacked by him, many of whom are never reported it before — and i really hope this is an opportunity to learn lessons. 3 months agojohn worboys, the serial sex attacker,
was looking forward to life on the outside. now, for the immediate future at least, he will be staying in prison. june kelly, bbc news, at the high court. speaking in the past few minutes, thejustice secretary david gauke, said victims would be fully informed and involved in the re—submission of worboys‘ case to the parole board. this case will be resubmitted to the pa role this case will be resubmitted to the parole board, a new panel will be constituted, and updated evidence on his risk, run prison and probation officials, will be provided, the panel will then assess whether john warboys is suitable for release. those victims covered by the victim contact scheme will be fully informed and involved in this process. my department has also has two reformulate the parole board rules, to allow more transparency around decision—making and reason. mr speaker, it is clear that there was widespread concern about the decision by the parole board to
release worboys and as i have previously told the house, i share these concerns and consequently, i welcome the judgment. i want to congratulate the victims who brought the judicial review, and reiterate my heartfelt sympathy for all victims who have suffered as a result of worboys's hideous crimes. we can speak now to our chief political correspondent vicki young. many pointing the finger at david gauke and his department. facing a number of questions from mps about why he did not pursue a judicial review himself, knee had various a nswe rs review himself, knee had various a nswers to review himself, knee had various answers to that, he said he took expert legal advice, he said the bar is set incredibly high, and there was is set incredibly high, and there was not much chance of success. also concerned that if he took a judicial review, would have prevented others from doing so who rene better position. shadowjustice from doing so who rene better position. shadow justice secretary, that was the response from david gauke today, right not to pursue it.
i cannot comment on the comment of the legal advice, i have not seen it, but what was wrong was to brief the weekend papers in advance of that, that they were going to pursue a judicial review, that may have got people's hopes up, both public and victims at the time, yomiuri reason to brief the papers in advance was to brief the papers in advance was to boost his own political popularity, this is too serious a point for that. many worrying aspects to the case of the man for me known asjohn warboys, what is the biggest lesson to be learned from him. to be learned from this, the biggest lesson is we need a syste m the biggest lesson is we need a system which puts victims at the ce ntre system which puts victims at the centre of it, it seems have been let down from the start to the end of the process, right from the report. that is why i, for the third time time in the house of commons
chamber, called for the secretary of state to agree to an end to end review, the handling of the whole of the case, and i was pleased there was support even from the conservative backbenches for my call. i hope he now listens and act upon that. the prime minister's spokesman has said that he has —— she has —— he has the full competence of the prime minister, you think he should resign? when the prime and it is moved to say she has full confidence in somebody, there isa full confidence in somebody, there is a reason for that, backbench mps are very disappointed at the way he announced and trumpeted in the press through briefings that he would pursue the judicial review before even receiving the judicial advice —— legal advice, really. what about the head of the parole board, nick hardwick, resigning, some people say that he has been made a scapegoat. he has taken the decision to resign, i think that is important. it is important that we do not think this is about one individual and it is
important that we do not allow desperate people at the emmaj tim aker nick hardwick into a scapegoat, the victim 's lawyers have pointed out the great deficiencies of the dossier provided to the parole board by the ministry ofjustice. —— moj. the so—called is kit whichjohn warboys used, that was not included in the information given to the pa role in the information given to the parole board. — — in the information given to the parole board. —— the so—called rape kit. so-called rape kit. inaudible question the secretary of state needs to show why the mystery ofjustice provided such a deficient dossier, this is notjust any such a deficient dossier, this is not just any case, this is a very unusual case, you would think that the greatest care and sensitivity would have been taken with it. the
other thing david gauke was saying was other thing david gauke was saying was about more transparency so the victims of crime have a better understanding as to why parole boards have come to the decisions they have come to. joining me now from westminster is the former attorney general dominic grieve. everywhere you look in this case, police, parole board, ministry of justice, there seems to be a bit of a mess, here. there certainly seems to bea a mess, here. there certainly seems to be a very serious difficulty with presenting the evidence properly to the parole board, ifind presenting the evidence properly to the parole board, i find some aspect of this quite astonishing. that is quite a word, what do you find " astonishing" particularly?” quite a word, what do you find " astonishing" particularly? ifind quite a word, what do you find " astonishing" particularly? i find it difficult to understand how in a case of this seriousness, and it clearly is a serious case, making a very important decision, some of the material that they had to consider, they did not have, and the second thing is, and it seems to me to be a legitimate criticism, they do not
appear to have probed very much into the background of john appear to have probed very much into the background ofjohn warboys's motivations, and his apparent admission of his culpability, and his desire for reform —— his possibility of reform. i would have expected to see that, it would have helped if the dossier had been in a proper form. this raises wider issues, as highlighted in the house a moment ago, we have a parole board syste m a moment ago, we have a parole board system originally set up for a group of people to advise the home secretary as to the release into the community of a very limited number of people. actually, they are now dealing with many many cases, because lots of people are being sent to prison with indeterminate sentences, where the judge fixes a minimum but says after that they might be released because they will have been properly punished for what they have done as long as they are not a risk to the community. this race is really difficult issues,
this raises issues for the victims, because they live in fear that a person may have been released who assaulted them. —— this raises really difficult issues. it also raises difficulty for the prison in himself, if he is rehabilitated, has to prove what amounts to a negative. i don't think we have an adequate syste m i don't think we have an adequate system in place for dealing with this. i begin to wonder, as suggested to the justice secretary, whether we need to go back to basics about what sort of form a parole board should take. one of the problems the secretary of state had, he has been criticised for not judicially reviewing the parole board decision. the parole board is two things, it is a quasi—judicial tribunal, at the same time, it is an emanation, a creature, of the ministry ofjustice itself. legally, i think he was in an impossible position, to try to carry out a judicial review would have been impossible for him and likely to
have failed, which is why he didn't do it, and i think he was absolutely right not to attempt to do it. let me pick you up on the issue of the omission of evidence to the parole board, the secretary of state, david gauke, has a responsibility for the omission, it has been said, citing a lack of resources. all seemed to come back to the ministry of justice. beverly fair comment, that isa justice. beverly fair comment, that is a different issue come his area of responsibility, you are quite right, as secretary of state for justice ears are ultimately responsible for failures or mistakes within his own department. —— perfectly fair comment. if the dossier was not properly prepared, then the buck stops with him, but in reality it is not a decision he personally made or would have had knowledge about at the time the work was being done. the ministry of... justice... is, as we know, is grossly underfunded, has had major
problems meeting its commitments, both in terms of managing the prison service and the courts service as well. and this is a serious problem but the problem secretary of state has, he is competing for funds with other departments, like the nhs, which are also very deserving, and in fact, likely to attract more sympathy from the public than his. this isn‘t about sympathy, when you talk about the buck stopping, there you have the head of the parole board, nick hardwick, saying, the buck stops with me because i run the department even though i was not involved in this decision. and yet that does not seem to be the case for david gauke, who carries on with hisjob. for david gauke, who carries on with his job. i think you need to think carefully before making that sort of assertion, if every secretary of state resigned when there was a departmental failure, for example, if the police did something wrong, pens upon the seriousness. then in
those circumstances, i think we would see a rotational throughput of every minister in government very rapidly armour mistakes are made by public officials, some states may be of sufficient gravity that a secretary of state decides he should resign but i have to say, preparing a dossier for the parole board, which is in many ways an independent function carried out by the civil service, a minister would have absolutely no role at all, that would be rather hard to impute that to his personal responsibility. in the letter nick hardwick wrote, talking to david gauke he said, you thought my position was untenable, i had no role in the case and i believe that i am capable of leaving leading the parole board through the changes. acting out of decency or just pressure? nick hardwick as a long and distinguished record in public service, and i think a number of mps made that point in the chamber. i certainly don't think
there can be any personal criticism attached to him, over this. he there can be any personal criticism attached to him, overthis. he has chosen to resign. he has also made clear that he accepts that there we re clear that he accepts that there were failings in the way the parole board carried out the review, i don't think i really want to say any more. very good of you to give a short time, thank you very much. a man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for causing the death of three teenagers by dangerous driving. jaynesh chudasama was more than two—and—a—half times over the drink drive limit and speeding, when he crashed into pedestrians in west london injanuary. joining me now from the old bailey is our correspondent, tom burridge. complicated sentencing, jaynesh chudasama was ultimately sentenced by thejudge to 13 chudasama was ultimately sentenced by the judge to 13 years, the judge was by the judge to 13 years, the judge was trying to decide whether he could take —— she could take the three county had pleaded guilty to, three county had pleaded guilty to, three counts of causing death by dangerous driving, as one, if you
like, when passing sentence, or take them individually and total them up. ultimately she did the latter, she said you would pass the sentence of more than 20 years initially but taking into a fact he had pleaded guilty, and other mitigating factors, she went for 13 years. the manoeuvre he performed that night was manoeuvre he performed that night was extremely dangerous in any circumstances, it was dark, new driving at excessive speed, more than 70 mph, in a 60 mph limit, on a narrow road in west london, and would have been its dreamy dangerous to try to overtake another car if he had not been drinking that night, but he had, he had drunk a fair amount of alcohol with colleagues after leaving work. —— extremely dangerous. he was more than two and a half times the legal limit as well as a half times the legal limit as well as speeding. those were all factors which ultimately led the judge to pass a sentence which in terms of the sort of range of sentencing for this particular offence, death by
dangerous driving, it is towards the upper limit. thank you very much. you‘re watching afternoon live, these are our headlines. the high court overturns a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapistjohn worboys, prompting the board‘s chairman nick hardwick to resign. people in england will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. it‘s confirmed that north korea‘s president kimjong un has visited beijing, his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. australia‘s now former cricket captain and vice captain steve smith and david warner both receive one—year bans from test cricket, cameron bancroft gets a nine—month ban over the ball tampering scandal. cricket australia say woman will not be considered for any team leadership positions in the future, with smith and bancroft not allowed to captain for two years. manchester
city‘s women‘s captain steph houghton says they will go all guns blazing despite the healthy lead going into the champions league quarterfinal second leg against linkoping, later. and we will have more on those stories just after half past. if you buy drinks in bottles or cans in england, you may soon have to pay a deposit — which you‘ll then get back if you return the cans and bottles for recycling. the government‘s plans to tackle plastic waste will mean higher prices in the shops. the scheme‘s expected to cover single—use glass and plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans. scotland has already committed to deposits, and wales is examining the idea. our environment analyst roger harrabin reports —— wales. here is a global problem. plastic throughout the oceans. the amount of floating garbage could treble if we don‘t halt the flow. part of the uk‘s answer will be to go back to the future. bottle return and reuse schemes like this were everywhere in the uk until the advent of disposable plastic bottles. norway offers a glimpse of how
the uk might go now. there, you buy your drink, drain the bottle, and post it into a machine that identifies it. the machine gives you a coupon to spend in the shop. this sort of scheme works across northern europe and many states in the usa. the uk is about to follow. we are absolutely committed to taking action to deal with the tide of plastic that‘s in our oceans, the only way we can deal with this we are absolutely committed to taking action to deal with the tide of plastic that‘s in our oceans, the only way we can deal with this effectively is by acting on a series of fronts, and a critical part of that is having a deposit return scheme, which makes sure that bottles, which contribute so much to marine litter and rubbish in our countryside, is effectively dealt with. and a deposit return scheme is one way doing that. as plastic builds up in waterways, many environmentalists have welcomed
the government‘s decision. we are absolutely delighted that michael gove has decided to introduce a deposit system in england. we are going to see so many less bottles and cans in our parks, countryside and rivers. how will the deposit return scheme affect the way we shop and deal with our waste? that is clearly a single use plastic bottle. that will face a deposit. a beer can will also attract a deposit. the question is, how much? say you bought a family size bottle like this, would that be considered to be a single use bottle? and in a cramped shop like this, could you really find room for a big, bottle eating machine? we would possibly make a space for that, and then maybe another option, to put like a machine outside. exactly how the scheme works will be sorted out in the government‘s consultation later this year, but every bottle adds to waste already in the sea, so the pressure is on. the green party said the deposit scheme must be the start point for government action, not the end point. roger harrabin, bbc news. north korea‘s leader,
kim jong—un, has travelled to beijing to hold talks with the chinese president. it‘s his first known foreign trip since he took office in 2011 and comes ahead of planned summits with south korea next month and with donald trump in may. president trump says he received a message from the chinese president saying the meeting had gone "very well." our diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus is here. for whom did you go very well? interesting, north korea and china have had rather difficult relations over recent months, the chinese have been very concerned about the great pressure on the korean peninsular, but alarmed, i‘m sure, at the rhetoric coming not just but alarmed, i‘m sure, at the rhetoric coming notjust from the north koreans but also from washington, wheel concerns about what donald trump might do. it‘s interesting that they have now decided to try to get along better
with the north koreans, obviously, with the north koreans, obviously, with these upcoming summits, they don‘t want to be on the margins, on the sidelines, in an issue that is central in their own backyard. similarly, i think, for the north korean leadership, they are relatively inexperienced in this kind of thing, they are embarking on what is a very high risk policy from their point of view, touching base with the chinese at this time, would probably make sense for the north korean leadership as well. president trump taking some credit for this, saying it was the pressure you the united states was putting on north korea that led to this easing of relations, but president xi jinping, he wants to remain at the centre of this, doesn‘t he? he wants to remain at the centre of this, doesn't he? he certainly wants to be involved, there is a kind of dichotomy, tension, in china‘s position, on the one hand, it is very concerned, position, on the one hand, it is very concerned , no position, on the one hand, it is very concerned, no war, no chaos, it doesn‘t want to see the korean
peninsular descend into violence; on the other hand, it doesn‘t want to be excluded from the whole process, so be excluded from the whole process, so it is watching from the sidelines, trying to get its position clear. and that is what this signal meetings —— meeting signals. the chinese do not have high expectations of the summit, they don‘t think it will be an end in itself, necessarily, in the short—term. the chinese probably that staking their claim, making clear their involvement in the process is going to stand them in good stead if indeed some kind of diplomatic process moves forward in the future. jonathan, thank you very much. the funeral of the comedian, sir ken dodd, is being held at liverpool cathedral. hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their respects, alongside some of the city‘s best known comedians, including jimmy tarbuck, les dennis and ricky tomlinson. sir ken had been touring until last year. our entertainment colin paterson is in liverpool for us now. quite a remarkable service, really.
yes, it‘s been a very emotional and humorous day, combining those two things, which is what people at this funeral wanted, the service ended 25 minutes ago, the climax was the coughing leaving the anglican cathedral, as the organist played happiness, one of ken dodd‘s biggest ever hits, a lot of the congregation waving tickling sticks, his signature instrument, if we come this way, we can meet steve, from netherton, you really wanted to come to the funeral, for people watching the news channel, some up what it was the news channel, some up what it was like. it was unbelievable, i cannot believe, the whole lot of merseyside turned out, such a lovely quy~ merseyside turned out, such a lovely guy. and he should have got the honour from the queen years ago. he did get it last year, which meant a lot to him and his fans. yes, yes, i used to go to school round the corner, in knotty ash, and are used
to see him coming out of his cottage. did you ever get to speak with him? a few times, spoke with him in blackpool, i was with my wife, she is now in the royal. she would have loved to have come to this. —— knotty ash. she thought the world of ken dodd. telling the viewers about the tickling sticks, you bought one today, a lot of people have them. —— you brought one. the service was joyful and poignant. yes, can't explain what it was like, everyone was so friendly...! was like, everyone was so friendly. . .! and handing out food as well. yes, jam butties, believe it or not. well listen, thank you very much for speaking with us on the news channel, you mentioned a lot of the big names there, some of them spoke during the service. jimmy cricket did a bible reading, and ricky tomlinson, his good friend, paying tribute, and jimmy tarbuck, near is what he had to say: he sang happiness because he gave
happiness, was he a good comic, no... he was better than that! he was the greatest stage comedian i've ever seen was the greatest stage comedian i've everseen in my life. was the greatest stage comedian i've ever seen in my life. and, especially, and michael grades will back this up, when he was at the palladium, they had not seen him down in the south and i said, wait until you see this fella! and he came down and he just paralysed them. —— michael grade. came down and he just paralysed them. -- michael grade. jimmy tarbuck, behind me, the band playing outside of the cathedral, now packing up and going home, many lovely moments. stephanie cole gave one eulogy, making the point about how stephen hawking and ken dodd had both died within the last month, and she said, they were both men who had peculiar relationships with time! worth pointing out today because i
think it would have unused ken dodd, his own funeral did not finish on time! was supposed to finish at quarter past two, it went right on until 2:50pm. very fitting tribute and send off to ken dodd. colin paterson, in liverpool, thank you very much. time for the weather with ben rich not the most pleasant day, a lot of rain around, thanks to this tripe of cloud, as it moves east, you can see clear skies, most of us should close out the afternoon with a little bit of sunshine, scattering of showers, overnight, a lot of places will be dry with clear spells, allowing it to get cold, cold enough for a touch of frost, ice, freezing fog patches, not as cold in the far north of scotland, some hill snow, not as cold in the far south—west, showers marching in, drifting north as we go through tomorrow, some of them heavy
with hail and thunder. this area of rain and hill snow continuing to play the northern half of scotland, temperatures struggling up to 10 degrees in the brightest spots. for the easter weekend, some degrees in the brightest spots. for the easterweekend, some rain at times, over northern hills, generally cool, over all that, times, over northern hills, generally cool, overallthat, some sunshine. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys has been quashed — prompting its chairman nick hardwick to resign. getting the green light — plans to charge consumers a refundable deposit for recycling bottles and cans. he did go to see xi. confirmation that north korea‘s president kim jong un went to beijing — his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. three years after the £14 million hatton gardens burglary, a man is arrested in london. sport now on afternoon live with hugh. is always disappointing when we have
to talk about these sort of issues but ball tampering is that the centre of a huge story. cricket australia today banned their captain, vice captain and karen bancroft. the indians have lost their premier league, tracked. the former england campbell and captain says he‘s thinks smith is a good quy: says he‘s thinks smith is a good guy, he needed polishing but he thinks this is too harsh. he thinks ba ncroft thinks this is too harsh. he thinks bancroft was led astray, needed partitioning but this was too harsh. many people saying that the
punishment does not fit the crime. today i spoke to a former test umpire. he thinks the icc has been too lenient. they gave both players just a one match ban, bancroft and smith, last week. these bands today not coming from the world body but from the australian governing body, cricket australia, it is a debate that could really divide cricket. what remains of the australian squad is holed up in thisjohannesburg hotel. this series will only be remembered now for one thing, the ball tampering scandal. it has sent shock waves through the sport. today cricket australia announced the full ramifications of that scandal. we learnt that the captain no less,
steve smith, along with his deputy david warner who stands are accused of instigating the plot have both been banned for 12 months from domestic and international cricket. they also lost the plague in the premier league this season. bancroft whose attempt to tamper with the ball was caught on cctv has been handed a nine—month ban. smith and warner have been sent home in disgrace. all three are about to be cast into cricketing exile. it will bea cast into cricketing exile. it will be a decisive and firm response and such at by the world of cricket. there were such pressure on the authorities in australia, they knew they had to make a statement and they had to make a statement and they have done exactly that. will it satisfy the critics? there will be
some who are still confused how it can be thatjust those three players were involved, how none of the bowlers knew about this attempt to alter the condition of the ball, why it is that the coach remains in his charge, and what will perhaps cause most was nation is the revelation emerging today that it was sandpaper that was used on that cricket ball, not sticky tape as was claimed by smith and bancroft when they held a press co nfe re nce smith and bancroft when they held a press conference in cape town on saturday evening. the full gory details of this scandal now emerging. our sports editor dan roan is in johannahsburg. let‘s stick with cricket, and it‘s been a bad day for england‘s women as they suffered a record loss to australia in the t20 tri series. england were bowled out forjust 96 in mumbai their joint lowest total in t20 cricket. australia inflicted england‘s quicket t20 defeat, inside 12 overs to win by 8 wickets in mumbai. they‘ve reached satruday‘s final and have a chance to find some form in their final group match with india tomorrow. manchester city and chelsea
could make it two english clubs into the semifinals of the womens champions league for the first time later. city carry a 2—0 lead into their quarter finals second leg after a convincing home win over a swedish side. while chelsea also have a two goal lead from their away tie with montpellier. it is the biggest night in the club‘s history. every female player place to play champions league and they want to over the big challenges. i love playing in a big games. i love this club and it would be great to take this club in that direction. i think the team and has built over the years she has been here, we have seen progress. that is all the sport for now we will have more in the next hour. let‘s return now to plans for an extra charge of up to 22p on bottles and cans in a new recycling deposit scheme for england. the government say they hope it will increase recycling and cut waste.
the deposit will increase prices — but consumers will get the money back if they return the container. i‘m nowjoined by jonathan ivelaw—chapman, chief executive officer of sedex. a long time coming, many will say, but a welcome proposal. it is very welcome and i think it helps in terms of the way in which consumers who have driven the argument back into retailers and brands, we can see into retailers and brands, we can see the outcome of that i my members are very see the outcome of that i my members are very pleased to see there is now some concrete action taking place in the uk but also that consumers can play their part as well. as you say, it is consumer driven but they will also have to pay for it. if you follow through the scheme and we have not had the details yet, but if you follow it through, i remember taking my bottle down for the 10p at
the corner of the street to get some pocket money, if you take it all the way through there is the opportunity for consumers to gain from this and ta ke for consumers to gain from this and take some responsibility but i think it also helps the investment in terms of new technologies and better ways for the recycling industry and brands and industries to invest in how they simplify their packaging and their approach. does it get them off the hook a bit? it is consumer driven and they will carry the cost of it, and yet those who produce the packaging don‘t seem to be that involved. i would challenge that and say my members take it very seriously, there are responsibility in terms of how they approach the whole subject on packaging. and also the environmental issues that go with that. it is notjust about packaging, it is about transporting and the cost involved. the case is being made increasingly to simplify
the way we buy products and our business says take this seriously. it is certain companies drive that has caught the imagination. it is certain companies drive that has caught the imaginationlj it is certain companies drive that has caught the imagination. i watch blue planet as well and you couldn‘t help but get stuck in the conversation, it is very emotional. i stress the consumer driven behaviour is what is challenging retailers and brands to go further and invest. but i stress the investment needs to be funded and in making any business case work we need to play our part. as long as we don‘t see a transference in terms of the way we recycle today that we are adding to that in addition to that, it becomes quite holistic, quite transformational move us the first world. what has happened since those days where we remember taking bottles to get the money back, since then no such schemes have existed and we have seemed to have gone on regardless of all this. where does
the buck stop for that period?” think in the uk we got a bit carried away with single use plastics and in the usa as well. it was prolific through the 805, 90s, the usa as well. it was prolific through the 805, 905, and the consumer approach. but in europe you can see consumer approach. but in europe you can see what happened in germany where they have had a very 5ucce55ful where they have had a very successful outcome of the last ten years since 2003 when change the legislation to 99% recyclable, and in norway and scandinavia they have increasingly led way in this. in norway and scandinavia they have increasingly led way in thism in norway and scandinavia they have increasingly led way in this. it is doable... does that mean there will be one on every street corner?” think innovation goe5 be one on every street corner?” think innovation goes beyond the sound bite of the machine on the corner. i am sound bite of the machine on the corner. iam keen sound bite of the machine on the corner. i am keen that our members don‘t get caught up in the machine idea. i think it is more holistic idea. i think it is more holistic idea. the scheme should levy more
investment. good of you to come in. thank you. theresa may and jeremy corbyn have clashed over the funding of nhs mental health service. during prime minister‘s questions in the house of commons the labour leader claimed spending had fallen by £600 million between 2010 and 2015. the prime minister responded that labour‘s approach would mean increased debt, and less money for mental health services. our assistant political editor, norman smith — in westminster — was watching the exchange. so the last pmq ‘s so the last pmq ‘5 before the easter recess and a fairly busy one, with questions about that passport and where it is going to be printed, questions aboutjohn worboys and the decision of the head of the probation board to go or be forced to go, the main argument though was over mental health provision with jeremy corbyn citing the reduction
in mental health nurses, reduction in spending since 2010. theresa may citing that mental health provision is that its highest level ever. let‘s listen to the exchanges between the two leaders. the nhs is receiving extra funding from this government, extra funding for mental health and extra funding for other services. since november, my right honourable friend the chancellor of the exchequer has announced an extra £10 billion which is going into at our nhs. mental health affects us all and it is welcome that there is now much less stigma surrounding it. however, our nhs is in crisis. the crisis is particularly acute in mental health services. despite legislating for parity of esteem the government has failed to fund it.
the exchanges between theresa may and jeremy corbyn. let‘s start on the mental health row as such. jeremy corbyn says there is a crisis in mental health, do you think is right? we heard the prime minister say moorehead people are accessing services than before. i think she said 1400 more people a day accessing the service. and that is coming through number of different routes, not just nurses, coming through number of different routes, notjust nurses, we have a lot of better mental health support into schools for example. i have been really looking at that. it is actually getting more focus and a huge amount of focus all across different government departments, not just different government departments, notjust in the health service.” suppose the feeling about mental health is that it is almost viewed as health is that it is almost viewed as the poorer relation in the health service and although there has been
talk about parity with physical ailments, has that really happen? not really. the liberal democrat mental health minister during the coalition did a lot to move this on and achieve parity but what we saw today was jeremy corbyn was right to pick the issue there was a big war statistics and what we found on the ground, is there a crisis? my sense dealing with people i represent is thatis dealing with people i represent is that is undoubtedly a crisis, a lack of people will fight to help, the police picking up the pieces because there is no deal is doing that. in my neck of the woods we recently ran a campaign foryoung my neck of the woods we recently ran a campaign for young people to be able to get support after 5pm on a weekday. ring fencing was suggested to mental health but how can that help because you can make a case ring fencing allsorts of parts of the nhs, care for the elderly, dementia research... why will ring fencing mental health funding make any difference? if you're going to
have parity of esteem it needs to be in funding as well. there is a crisis particularly in children and adolescent mental health services whether stress told is too high to access the service, people are waiting months. some young people are leaving school or neville getting the referral and languishing with these conditions and that is not good enough. ring fencing would just be a start. more young people are getting access but there are... they are not. morar presenting with conditions, that is different. there are many reasons for that. including as we are many reasons for that. including as we heard the prime minister talking about online abuse and harassment. i was with a group of very troubled teenagers who were severely needy at a mental health hospital in my constituency like last week. one of the things they said was the work we are doing to
help address the issues of on line bullying leading to depression and mental illness is... there isn't the services there. head teachers are consta ntly services there. head teachers are constantly getting in touch with my office to say there is a severe shortage and a speediness when it comes to... there has been a rise in people presenting with mental health problems that is not the same as providing more resources. what we are seeing is notjust a lack of provision but it is the cutting school budgets means you don't have the school nurses for example who are able to the first point of contact when somebody first registers with a condition. let me ask you about one other thing. we know thejohn ask you about one other thing. we know the john worboys privation service was overruled. the head of the parole board has been asked to go. let it put it to you, there is a case of saying perhaps the person
who ought to go is thejustice secretary because he initially ruled out the government launching a judicial review on this. our first thoughts are with the victims who undoubtedly have been very brave throughout all this and we are utterly appalled by the unduly early release date. the last form of judicial decision are the ones where politicians and the media get involved and seek to run the show themselves. indeterminate sentences give uncertainty and are no useful victims and are not veryjust when it comes to people who are convicted. what i don't want is judicial policy to be dictated by politicians and media headline. one other issue is the passport issue, which has been in all the papers for a number of days now. when you stand on this? does it matter where our future is made and whether or not it is blue? i won't get all patriotically but you want to come
to gateshead and hear the workers there being upset. they are not being prioritised. british manufacturing is not being prioritised. this would not happen in france. they have only named preferred provider. we want the government to look again at this. it is not about the raw financial cost, it is about the social value to the north—east region which is heavily dependent on jobs staying north—east region which is heavily dependent onjobs staying in the north—east. the government has to prioritise britishjobs. north—east. the government has to prioritise british jobs. we had the prime ministers say value for money is important. the difference between the beds is £120 million which is the beds is £120 million which is the cost of funding the nhs for a day. it is also about security, the company providing these passports which will be substantially made in the uk, this company also provides the uk, this company also provides the chips in all our smart cards. it isa
the chips in all our smart cards. it is a very secure system. the british company bids for companies around the world. we need to be sure that our companies can bid around the world and companies from other countries can come here.” world and companies from other countries can come here. i don't really care what colour my passport isi really care what colour my passport is i want it to be able to let me to go to other countries and not be restricted by foolish migration restrictions. i'm old enough to have had a pre—pink passport and it was black and i looked a lot younger in it and a lot of this is about nostalgia and wanting days gone by and it is a load of hogwash! liked him,i and it is a load of hogwash! liked him, ialso and it is a load of hogwash! liked him, i also have my old lack passport and i am also unrecognisable in it. i had hair! pro independence catalan government
has been released. our scotland correspondent lorna gordon is in edinburgh for us now. it was a short hearing lasting less than ten minutes, the professor uttered just three words when she was uttered just three words when she was asked if she was to she was named as. she said yes, i am. bail was named as. she said yes, i am. bail was not opposed on the condition of the surrender of her passport. we heard the charges she will face, that of rebellion and misappropriation of public funds. we were told by her legal team that she denies these charges and this will bea denies these charges and this will be a contested extradition. a short while later she left the sheriff‘s court here in the centre of edinburgh along with her lawyer who spoke on her behalf.”
edinburgh along with her lawyer who spoke on her behalf. i have a statement to read. clara instructed us statement to read. clara instructed us to oppose the extradition warrant received from the spanish supreme court and two robustly deny the charges. the 52 page warrant included the crimes of rebellion punishable by up to 25 years in prison as well as the crime of misappropriation of public funds punishable with up to eight years in prison. she wishes for me to state that these charges are politically motivated and a grotesque distortion of the truth. she cannot believe that she is being held responsible for the violence that took place on the day of the referendum. she believes that the catalan people tried to express a democratic right to decide their own destiny and the only people that should be held responsible for the brutal violence was the spanish police and the 6000 state security forces who attacked
the catalan people under half of the spanish government. there were a couple of hundred supporters of the professor here outside the court after the statement was read out. the professor and her team moved across to thank them. she said nothing. she has been instructed not to speak, but her lawyer again spoke on her behalf. there were loud cheers. he said the professor believes scotland has been a true friend to catalonia in her darkest hours. there has been considerable interest in this extradition process. it‘s believed around £100,000 is all ready been raised in support of the professor. the process will last several weeks. the next hearing is due on april 12. in a moment the business news. first, a look at the headlines on afternoon live.
the high court overturns a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys — prompting the board‘s chairman nick hardwick to resign. people in england will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. here‘s your business headlines on afternoon live. sky bet is to pay £1m for "failing to protect vulnerable customers". the gambling commission say sky bet did not stop problem gamblers even after they had asked to be banned from its websites the firm will donate the £1m to charities for socially responsible purposes. soft drinks giant coca—cola has confirmed it is moving forward with plans to close two uk sites, risking almost 300 jobs.the us firm is to close its plant in milton keynes, which employs 220 people, and a distribution centre in northampton, shedding 54jobs. sales and pretax profits are down at furniture specialist dfs for the six months to january —
but they‘ve found some positive news down the back of the sofa, saying trade has started to strengthen and today the share price has been trading up as much as 8.5% i want to talk about your shopping. you went out and were looking at address, you did not post it, you did not do anything with it you just had the photograph in your phone. and what happened?” had the photograph in your phone. and what happened? i logged onto a computer and was on a search engine and a banner showed up of that same dress. i had taken a picture in a shop, i took a picture of address and it showed up in advert form on the internet. you were a bit surprised. i suspect perhaps you had facebook running in the background
but i have no idea. but do let us know what may have happened there because. the depth of information accessible to the site is not entirely clear yet. we now have access to lot of things. but what they do with that information, how they do with that information, how they interpret what you want and what you like in the form of adverts is interesting and not entirely clear. they are trying to make it more easy for us to clear. they are trying to make it more easy for us to access our information and access how they manage our information. they have introduced a new page to review our past actions on facebook. but this is much wider than facebook, it is all the sites like google as well, they are in the business of advertising and they have access to that information on our phones. did you buy the dress? no. it is national numeracy day. less than 49%
of the uk working age population have the same skills as primary schoolchildren and this is a cost to the economy. joining us now is a trustee at national numerous it. can we start by talking about how much this costs the economy. we think it costs about £20 billion a year to the economy and that was on research done two or three years ago. of that we put the costs to actual employers at around £3 billion a year. that is largely lost productivity. less than 49% of the uk workforce with numeracy skills at the level of primary school is quite shocking. how did we get here? it is shocking and it has been like this were a long time. people don‘t feel confident using numbers, we are not
talking about high—level maths, just basic skills. that might mean for insta nce basic skills. that might mean for instance working out how much extra you get if you get a percentage pay rise, it might mean looking at simple financial data on a graph, trying to do a currency rate exchange. quite simple things that people should be able to do and more to the point could do if they learnt and made the effort to actually get there. it is a problem in life but also a problem for employers. can i correct you on one thing? you said it is national numeracy day today. it is actually may 16. it is seven weeks today. want to do is get employers to start looking at this now so employers to start looking at this now so that they can come with us on the day and try to do things that work in the workplace, we have all manner of resources that employers can look at to try to normalise this
as can look at to try to normalise this as something people do do at work. and if you go to the website numeracy day .com it will tell you what is coming up. the time to look at it for employers is just now. thank you for that. we like to look ahead. you didn‘tjust get it wrong? let‘s have a look at markets. the ftse is in positive territory largely helped by these pharmaceutical companies. shire is a big company in the uk. it is currently in the eyes of a japanese company, the biggest japanese company, the biggest japanese drug company injapan wants to ta ke japanese drug company injapan wants to take over shire and that has increased the share price quite considerably. thank you very much. time for a look at the weather.
here‘s ben rich. it has not been the most pleasant of days for many. a lot of rain around earlier courtesy of this stripe of cloud but as that continues to move eastwards you can see clearer skies following on. we should close out the sunshine in most places with sunshine and a scattering showers. a lot of places will be dry overnight allowing it to get cold enough for some frost. not as cold at the far north of scotland because there will be some rain and snow here and not as be some rain and snow here and not as cold in the south—west because of the showers marching in. they will continue northwards tomorrow, some heavy with hail and thunder. this rain and snow continuing to plague the north of scotland. in the sunshine temperatures struggling up to ten at the highest. over the
easter weekend some rain, perhaps some snow on the hills, generally cool but with some sunshine. hello, you‘re watching afternoon live. today at 4. a decision by the parole board to release black cab rapist john worboys has been quashed, prompting its chairman nick hardwick to resign. i‘m just so happy that justice was served today, and they realise they made a mistake, and thejudge made the right decision, didn‘t he.
getting the green light, plans to charge consumers a refundable deposit for recycling bottles and cans. he did go to see xi. confirmation that north korea‘s president kim jong un went to beijing, his first foreign trip since coming to power seven years ago. coming up on afternoon live all the sport with will... cricket head coach darren lehmann has apologised for the ball tampering scandal and has said that the three players caught up in it, steve smith, david warner and cameron bancroft, will get a second chance. in the weather forecast: rain has given way to brighter skies for many today, mixed day, taking us towards a mixed easter weekend, i‘ll have news on that, plus, news of something a little bit warmer somewhere else in the world. that is