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you're watching bbc news at nine with me, annita mcveigh. the headlines: prince charles vows to keep his opinions to himself when he becomes king. in his own words, he's not that stupid to meddle. on the eve of his 70th birthday he tells a bbc documentary it was worth taking a risk to set up the prince's trust to help disadvantaged young people if it didn't work, it didn't work. but it was worth trying with the most difficult ones, the ones you find hardest to reach in society. breaking news from california where there are reports that multiple people are injured in a reported shooting at a nightclub. we'll have the latest. a serious blow to plans for a new nuclear plant in cumbria, as toshiba withdraws from the project. we've be live in tokyo for the latest shortly. president trump suspends
the credentials of a senior cnn correspondent, jim acosta, after a testy exchange. and in sport, jose mourinho makes his point as manchester united make a dramatic comeback to beatjuventus in the champions league. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at nine, part of a new morning schedule here on the bbc news channel and bbc two. victoria derbyshire is now at ten o'clock every weekday morning. the prince of wales has made it clear he will keep his views on controversial issues to himself once he becomes king. he told a bbc documentary to mark his 70th birthday that he understands the limitations which apply to a monarch and promised not to meddle, saying he wasn't that stupid. he said the idea that he would continue making public
interventions on topics when he is king was nonsense. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. he was four when his mother became queen and he became heir to the throne. he's now a few days from his 70th birthday and taking on a greater share of his mother's duties. quietly, the transition to charles‘s reign is under way. his destiny will come. he's always known it's going to come. and i don't think it does weigh on his shoulders at all. as prince of wales, he's made it his business to try to make a difference. he's spoken out about the environment and set up the prince's trust. he overcame initial doubts. the trust has now helped nearly a million young people. i kept saying i want to be able to take risks, so that if it didn't work, it didn't work, but it was worth trying with the most difficult ones, the ones you find are hardest to reach in society. sometimes, his passionate commitment to things like the environment has
raised doubts about his suitability for the throne. in short, will charles be a monarch who meddles? for the first time publicly, charles gives a clear answer. he says such suggestions are nonsense. he tells the programme he understands entirely what's required of a monarch. "you must operate within the constitutional parameters," he says. nicholas witchell, bbc news. our correspondent sophie long joins me now. good morning. we are very used to hearing prince charles talking about subjects that he is passionate about, so it is interesting to hear him then reflect, not reflect but look ahead to a time when he will have to be more circumspect about what he says in public. we are very used to it, aren't we? he was talking about climate change when it was controversial to do that. he has campaigned against rainforest destruction and wildlife and he rightly predicted the huge loss of species. and on gm crops, he has
remained in conflict with the scientific establishment. he has also been outspoken on things like architecture. in this hour—long documentary tonight, he states very publicly that this will not continue when he becomes king. he said he understood entirely what is required of the role of sovereign and that the idea that he would continue making these interventions was nonsense. he said there is a very clear and distinct difference between his current role as prince of wales and that of the sovereign. he will operate within those parameters. he didn't roll out using his convening powers. if as monarchy wa nted his convening powers. if as monarchy wanted to get people together maybe for a conference on climate change oi’ for a conference on climate change or environmental issues, he could do that, but he did state that would only happen if he had the agreement of ministers. i think for the first time we are getting the prince very publicly stating that he will not continue with his passionate campaigning, and getting a bit of an idea of what kind of king he might be. and an interesting section when the word meddling is used. yes, this
was the film—maker, who had exclusive access to the prince of wales, followed him around for 12 months. he said when he was asked about meddling he did bridle of it at the use of that word, and instead said he preferred to think of his interventions as motivating. he said if that is meddling, then i am proud of it. you get the sense that he is glad that he has had the opportunity as prince of wales to make a difference in the way that he has. and we also hear from the duchess of cornwall in the documentary and we see that he is batted about things and he wants everything done yesterday, and if you speed to people who work for him, they give that impression. —— if you speak to people. but we get the impression that he will not continue in the same vein when he becomes king. thank you. we will be talking to the children's commissioner in the next few minutes. prince, son and heir: charles at 70 will be shown on bbc one at nine o'clock tonight. and it'll be avaliable
afterwards on the bbc iplayer. now to reports that are coming in in the last few minutes that a number of people have been injured in a shooting in california. we can show you live images from the scene. variously described as a bar, restau ra nt, variously described as a bar, restaurant, a nightclub in the town of thousand oaks in ventura county in california. local media saying that at least 30 shots were fired at the bar. i am looking at various reports coming in, unconfirmed, some of those saying that a man shot a security guard before entering the premises, setting off a number of what have been called smoke devices and then starting shooting people inside. reports also that there was some kind of college events taking place at the venue, but those are
unconfirmed. very early days. a lot of people on social media talking about this. those are the suggestions, the early suggestions in terms of what has happened. a short while ago the local fire and police department gave this update. thousand oaks is a very safe community and this is something that tha nkfully community and this is something that thankfully is unusual and doesn't happen in our neighbourhood. are you train for this? we train all the time with active shooters and we have law enforcement from all agencies. we all train the same way for active shooting scenarios so we can see the thread and neutralise that threat. we are working with our partners both state and other municipal. we will keep you up to date on that developing story here on bbc news. plans for a new nuclear energy plant in cumbria have been dealt a serious blow. the japanese firm toshiba has confirmed that it is closing
down a subsidiary it set up to oversee the project. attempts to find a buyer for the business, called nugen, have failed. the move puts at risk uk plans to divest away from fossil fuels and move towards a low carbon economy. live to tokyo and our correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes. hello. let's talk about the woes that toshiba are having that have led to this move. this really began last year when the north american subsidiary of toshiba, the nuclear subsidiary, they went bankrupt. they ran up about £7 billion in debt building two new nuclear complexes in south carolina and georgia. after that toshiba said it was going to pull out of all new nuclear projects, including in the uk with this moorside project. and they put their uk subsidiary nugen up for
sale. for about a year they have been negotiating with a korean government owned nuclear company, but we understand those talks collapsed in july or but we understand those talks collapsed injuly or august. today they have made the decision which everybody was expecting, to liquidate nugen. and they are going to pull out of moorside project completely. tell us more about the impact that will have here in the uk. particularly on plans to move towards a low carbon economy. uk. particularly on plans to move towards a low carbon economym uk. particularly on plans to move towards a low carbon economy. it is very significant because the plant up very significant because the plant up there was going to be a large new plant, with three new reactors built up plant, with three new reactors built up there, just near the old sellafield complex there. it was going to be a 3.4 gigawatts output plant. to give you an idea, there are six new nuclear plants planned in the uk by the government to come on stream in the next ten years or so on stream in the next ten years or so and that plant would have contributed 20% of the new nuclear power being installed. it is a big pa rt power being installed. it is a big part of getting the uk away from
burning coal and oil and gas. if you look at what is going on today, for example, i have just looked look at what is going on today, for example, i havejust looked at look at what is going on today, for example, i have just looked at the figures. the current consumption in the uk is 37 gigawatts at the moment, of which 40% comes from gas, 7% from coal, 32% from new urals, and i6% from nuclear power. —— 32% from renewables. to get off the coal and gas you have got to increase renewa bles and gas you have got to increase renewables or nuclear, so if not nuclear, it has got to be something else. thank you. rupert wingfield hayes in tokyo. democrats in the united states have criticised president trump after he sacked his most senior lawyer, the attorney general, jeff sessions. the two had repeatedly clashed over the inquiry into russian interference in the 2016 election. meanwhile, the white house has suspended the press pass of cnn journalist jim acosta, who was described by the president as a rude, terrible person at a news conference following the mid—term elections. from washington, our correspondent chris buckler. jeff sessions was given a long
round of applause by colleagues as he left the department ofjustice for the final time. he had been given thejob of attorney general in return for the loyalty and support he had shown donald trump. but his resignation letter made clear that he had been unceremoniously fired by a president who had long since lost faith in him. make america great again! mr trump never forgavejeff sessions for accusing himself, from overseeing the investigation taking place into allegations of russian interference and collusion in the 2016 presidential election. democrats and even some republicans fear that the president is trying to bring an end to the enquiry, which is led by the special counsel, robert mueller. it would create a constitutional crisis if this were a prelude to ending or greatly limiting the mueller investigation. i think it was a great victory... mr trump appears to be on the defensive, having lost
the house of representatives to the democrats in the mid—term elections. but if he's trying to fight back, it's journalists who've got caught in the crossfire. that's enough. pardon me, ma'am... that's enough. the president ended up at a news conference in a furious row with a cnn correspondent, jim acosta. that's enough. put down the mic. are you worried about indictments coming down in this investigation? i tell you what, cnn should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them. you are a rude, terrible person. you shouldn't be working for cnn. the white house has called this unacceptable behaviour and claimed that he placed his hands on the intern who was trying to take his microphone away. cnn say that's a lie and are standing by their reporter. this isjim acosta. i am in front of the white house. a secret service officer is asking for my hard pass. butjim acosta's press credentials have been suspended indefinitely, and last night he was refused access
to the white house. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. let's talk about both these stories. the cbs correspondent tom hanson is in new york. first of all, the firing ofjohn sessions, and nancy pelosi, formerly house minority and now house majority leader, saying it is impossible to read the firing as anything other than a blatant attempt by donald trump to undermine and end special counsel mueller‘s investigation. many people read it that way? i think that is the opinion of the vast majority of democrats, that president trump is not approving of attorney—general‘s jeff sessions‘s not approving of attorney—general‘s jeff sessions'sjob, or not approving of attorney—general‘s jeff sessions‘s job, or his efforts to oversee this investigation. so
now he is switching to another person, named mark whitaker, who aligns much more with his political ideology. he has come out and been critical towards the mueller probe. he has called it a witchhunt. he has gone on twitter and called it a lynch mob, and he has really been hypercritical of this group. moving onto that extraordinary move conference which led tojim acosta having his white house pass removed, what are people saying about all of this in terms of the freedom of the press and yet another attack by president trump, it would seem, on those freedoms? yes, well, you hit the nail on the head there. i think a lot of journalists the nail on the head there. i think a lot ofjournalists are definitely concerned over the attacks on the press, especially on behalf of the president. as you know, cnn andjim acosta have a pretty contentious relationship with president donald trump. he has called outjim acosta ona number of trump. he has called outjim acosta on a number of pcs. jim acosta has kind of been this embattled reporter
with the white house but this takes it. further by taking away his press credentials, which the nn is calling unprecedented. on the other side of the fence, of course, from supporters are probably thinking this is exactly what they want him to do. i think that is also true. he has said repeatedly on the campaign trail that the press is the enemy of the people, and there is this term, the people, and there is this term, the fake media, which he has used to characterise organisations like cnn and other mainstream outlets here in the united states. i think there are a lot of people who are his supporters who also buy into that notion, and fortunately even though the reality is far from that. ok, tom hanson from cbs news in new york, thank you. the supermarket chain sainsbury‘s says its latest half—year results have been boosted by its takeover of catalogue retailer argos.
profits are up by 20% as the company is also midway through a proposed merger with rival chain asda. that plan is being considered by the competition and markets authority. the sainsbury‘s chief executive mike coupe, explained more about the planned merger. competition authorities have a role to play. they are an evidence based authority and they will look at the analysis and tell us what we need to do in orderfor the analysis and tell us what we need to do in order for the transaction to ta ke do in order for the transaction to take place. the key thing for customers is this is a unique opportunity to bring the organisations together to lower costs, and ultimately that will result in lower prices for customers. this is the most competitive sector in uk industry. so there is more choice to customers available than ever, whether it is in shops or increasingly online. we would make a strong case to the authorities that they should look at this in the round and ultimately it will result in lower prices for customers. that was the chief executive of sainsbury‘s. the
headlines on bbc news at 9:16am. prince charles vows to keep his opinions to himself when he becomes king. in his own words he's "not that stupid" to meddle. shooting in a nightclub. a serious blow to plans for a new nuclear plant in cumbria as toshiba withdraws from the project. manchester city hit a record six in the champions league. and a half century from ben stokes, take england over the horizon and on course for a big win in the first test in galle. i'll have more on those stories at
9:40am. see you there. thank you. we will see mike soon. as we've been hearing, the prince of wales has made it clear he will keep his views on controversial issues to himself once he becomes king. he told a bbc documentary to mark his 70th birthday that he understands the limitations which apply to a monarch. with me now is rosie millard, chief executive of children & the arts, an independent charity that provides access to professional arts venues for young people in the uk. it's an organisation supported by prince charles. tell us about it. the organisation was founded by the prince of wales. he went to a school in the east end where they were studying romeo and juliet and he was alarmed when talking to young people to understand that not many of them had seen shakespeare on stage. and he is
patron of the rsc and he cares very deeply about shakespeare and about culture and young people. he thought something must be done. the prince of wales often feels this way. something must be done. and he founded the programme. it is called children in the arts. it used to be called arts and kids. and he is our patron and he extends access to the a rts patron and he extends access to the arts for all children regardless of circumstance. there are many children and young people who simply do not have the access, they do not have the wherewithal, and they do not have the ease of going to our wonderful arts institutions and we are here to enable that to happen. and over the period of his involvement, has he ever made overt criticisms, controversial comments, in terms of funding for this kind of project? no, no, he hasn't. he has
been a figurehead and he has been a champion. in talking about his convening power is, i have seen this in action and it is remarkable. we held an event on the 5th of september this year at the royal albert hall, which he and i hosted. he invited people to come and talk about the issue of arts and creativity in schools. and to discuss it, really. he stepped back. he didn't make any political comments. but the fact that he was there and he invited people meant that the minister the schools was there, the ministerfor the arts, there, the ministerfor the arts, the chairman of the arts council, the chairman of the arts council, the head of every single arts body in the nation, practically, was there. and also key teachers. his presence meant that all these people who are very useful for pushing the debate forward got up and turned up at nine o'clock in the morning at the royal albert hall. and something
like that can be more effective than overt criticism. when you look at this interview and he is talking about keeping quiet on some of the more controversial issues, do you really expect him to do that? should he do that? do you think he will find ways privately to make his feelings known and to make an impact in areas where he is passionate? he is not stupid. he said at our event, clarence house said the prince of wales would not make a public speech but actually he did step forward. he saidi but actually he did step forward. he said i want to say something, and he talked about prince albert, he talked about prince albert, he talked about prince albert, he talked about his wish to engage the sciences and the arts, and to have open access and welcoming people into the art rather than having it asa into the art rather than having it as a refined thing. he is very aware that he has had a very privileged life. he talked about going to the
bolshoi with his grandmother as a small child and seeing shakespeare and he wants to give that access and that joy and that and he wants to give that access and thatjoy and that magic of arts and culture in this country to other children. he knows. he cares very deeply about this. he founded the prince's trust. do you think he will be able to keep as heavily involved with those roles? yes, i do. nobody would say that allowing small children and young people to go to museums and galleries and see shakespeare's controversial. museums and galleries and see sha kespeare's controversial. it museums and galleries and see shakespeare's controversial. it is not a controversial thing. it is undeniably a good thing. if the prince of wales is willing to lead people wishing to have that and enable that, that is a good thing. let's look at some of the other children's charities and charities for young people that he is patron of, notably the prince's trust. they have opened up access and give an inspiration to thousands of young
people across the nation to start their own businesses and have a springboard into life. he runs the royal drawing school, the princes institute for teaching, etc etc. these are things he can do something about and he has done. whether it will be quite the same when he is king, buti will be quite the same when he is king, but i don't think he will step away from helping these things flourish. rosie millard, thank you for your thoughts this morning. a paraplegic athlete has decided to drop his legal action against luton airport after it acquired ten self—propelling wheelchairs for disabled passengers. justin levene dragged himself across the floor after his self—propelling wheelchair was lost. he refused the offer of a manual wheelchair that someone else would need to push saying it compromised his independence. he's been speaking to bbc breakfast. this all happened last year. when i arrived at the airport it became apparent that my wheelchair had been lost. when i was asking for a cell
prepared chairfor me lost. when i was asking for a cell prepared chair for me to lose, they didn't have any in the airport and they had no suitable alternatives. there are misconceptions here. what they offered me was closer to a desk chair than they offered me was closer to a desk chairthana they offered me was closer to a desk chair than a wheelchair. that is when i had to crawl my way through the airport to make my way outside. the incident itself happened in august of 2017 and immediately afterwards, did you complain at the time? did you make yourfeelings known at the time and what has been going on between now and then? for the last year i have been in contact with luton and i very quietly and politely have been petitioning for a change in quality because that has been the most important thing at all of this, making sure there are the proper provisions in place so if something like this does happen, because of course the states can occur, but the most important thing is that when they do happen, they are learned from. i have made sure they have changed their policy for
they have changed their policy for the better to have more inclusive facility at the airport. justin levine. inspectors have found that victims of crime have been receiving u nsatisfa ctory letters from the crown prosecution service. a report published this morning says too many letters from victim liaison units contained simple errors including spelling mistakes, wrong addresses and some identified incorrect cases. it's also emerged that legal managers had not received training in drafting or responding to complaints which again had an impact on the quality of the letters sent out. ? i'm joined now from central london by baroness newlove, the victims‘ commissioner for england and wales. thank you very much forjoining us on bbc news. it shouldn't really be rocket science, should it, to get the facts right? to address people who have been victims of crime in a sympathetic way and so on? yet you have found that is not happening.- you say, it is not rocket science. these erin —— errors shouldn't be
happening to these people. at 340 letters only 17 followed the quality standard out of all of them. this is not just one standard out of all of them. this is notjust one agency that i see. i see many agencies doing the same and it upsets victims because they already feel their voices are not being listened to. why do you think the factual inaccuracies are creeping into so many of these letters ? creeping into so many of these letters? i am saying it quite blu ntly. letters? i am saying it quite bluntly. it is copying and pasting. it is quite easy to copy and paste letters a nd it is quite easy to copy and paste letters and it is something as victims commission i want to make sure we don't do. my office really ca re sure we don't do. my office really care about victims and they want to pick up the phone. when we are doing letters to victims, from an agency thatis letters to victims, from an agency that is very important, may i add, both if they are having a general letter from the cps or a right to review from a legal adviser, we have got to make sure they have the
correct information. it doesn't take anybody too much time to cross reference, to check. it is very important. after all, if we get our meter readings of our electricity bill and it is wrong, we are the first to get on the phone, so why do we expect victims to put up with this service? absolutely. in terms of the town, is it possible to train people to strike the right tone in a letter? yes. i know that victims support have trained people in liverpool and they looked at making things more victim friendly. and it is common sense and it is not rocket science. it is how you would like to be treated yourself. we have got to have legalities, it is rule of law and case law, and that works for the legal people. but for anybody who doesn't understand the law, you have got to put it in a language people understand. if you don't get their names right, the date of the trial right, and you don't get the name of the person who has died or been
sexually abused right, you will never understand how it feels to receive a letter that actually as soon as you open it makes you feel more vulnerable and more upset. very briefly, are you confident that things will change now? as victims' commissioner, i work with all the agencies and they will look at the recommendations, but it is not something i will let go. we have got to make sure that all agencies make sure that their letters that go out to victims and survivors are something they understand and we don't re—traumatised them. it is not a cce pta ble don't re—traumatised them. it is not acceptable and we have got to make sure we get this correspondent is right for the people who need it the most. baron newlove, victims' commissionerfor most. baron newlove, victims' commissioner for england and wales, thank you. in a moment, the weather, but first let's hear from victoria and what she has got coming up on her programme. hello. by the time your child is their team, you will have on average posted 1300 videos
and photos of them on social media, according to the children's commissionerfor according to the children's commissioner for england today. she is warning that children are being datafied from birth. some parents get consent from their children before posting photos. is that you? send us an email about that. join us for exclusive news and interviews on the programme from ten o'clock on bbc news and online. as promised, a look at the weather with carol. how are things looking? it is looking quite unsettled for some of us but for others it will be drier and brighter than yesterday. we have a packet of showers in the west and some in the south. courtesy of this weather front which will pep up in the southern end and we can in the northern end as we go through the day. —— and get weaker in the northern end. italy starts today but some of us already seeing sunshine.
—— a chilly start today. heavy rain coming into south—west england, wales, north west england, the east of northern ireland and north west scotland. either side of that, we have got showers with many of them fading and the best sunshine in the south east, with high temperatures of 15. through the evening and overnight, the rain continues, elongated and moving northwards, and either side of its clearance in the sky with temperatures falling to roughly four to ten. and then this low pressure comes our way, introducing heavy rain, and with exposure some gales. hello, this is bbc news with me, anita mcveigh.
the headlines at 9: prince charles vows to keep his opinions to himself when he becomes king. in his own words — he's "not that stupid" to meddle in california, multiple people are injured in a shooting in a nightclub. a serious blow to plans for a new nuclear plant in cumbria, as toshiba withdraws from the project. president trump suspends the credentials of a senior cnn correspondent — jim acosta — after a testy exchange. more on that developing story in california. these are live pictures from the scene. we are hearing, from the police, the last few moments, that the gunman is still inside the venue, but that the gunman has been contained and is not thought to be an ongoing threat, but as you have heard there are reports a number of
people have been injured at this nightclub. some suggestion there was some sort of college event going on, that the gunman shot a security guard on the door before throwing in some smoke canisters and then beginning to shoot inside. those details are unconfirmed, though. let's just hear the latest police updates... what i can tell you is the shooter is confined to within the shooter is confined to within the facility. so there is no threat to the general public outside the barand to the general public outside the bar and grill. to the general public outside the barand grill. i to the general public outside the bar and grill. i don't know the stands of the shooter, if he has been captured or neutralised, but what i can tell you, we don't feel he is out of the bar and grill at this point. that was the latest update from that shooting in california. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the conversation surrounding today's stories, along with the best content from the bbc and beyond.
first this morning, a look at some of the top stories on the bbc news website — and there's a warning that women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks. researchers from the oxford university tracked more than 500,000 people aged between 40 and 69 years old. and a dutch pensioner has started a legal battle to legally change his age and boost his dating prospects. the 69 year old wants to lower his age by 20 years, comparing the change to identifying as being transgender. he told a dutch newspaper "you can change your name. you can change your gender. why not your age?" well, social media is still full of comment about that testy news conference from president trump yesterday afternoon, and his heated conversation with cnn correspondent jim acosta in which the president called him an "enemy of the people".
acosta has now had his white house press pass suspended. the president's spokeswoman said the reporter had placed his hands on a young woman intern who had tried to take the microphone from him, after mr trump refused to answer his question. mr acosta and cnn deny that. let's take a look at the exchange. the cnn reporter asks the president about the caravan of migrants making their way to the us from south america. i want them to come into the country, but they have to come and legally, you know, they have to come in through a process. i want it to be a process. and i want people to come in, and we need the people. right, but yourcampaign... wait, wait. you know why we need the people, don't you? because we have hundreds of companies moving in. we need the people. but your campaign had an ad showing migrants claiming over walls and so on... well, that's true. but they're not going to be doing that. they're not actors. they weren't actors. well, no, it was true. do you think they were actors? they weren't actors — they didn't come from hollywood. these were people, this
was an actual, you know, it happened a few days ago... they're hundreds of miles away, though. they're hundreds and hundreds of miles away. that's not an invasion. you know, honestly, i think you should let me run the country, you run cnn, and if you did it well your ratings would be much better. well, let me ask you... if i may ask a question, mr president? if i may ask one question. are you worried... that's enough, that's enough. that's enough. pardon me, ma'am... excuse me, that's enough. mr president... that's enough. i have one other question, if i may ask, on the russian investigation. are you concerned that you may have... i'm not concerned about anything with the russian investigation, because it's a hoax. that's enough — put down the mic. mr president, are you worried about indictments coming down in this investigation? mr president... i tell you what, cnn should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them. you are a rude, terrible person. you shouldn't be working for cnn. go ahead. i think that's unfair... you're a very rude person. the way you treat sarah huckabee is horrible, and the way you treat other people are horrible.
you shouldn't treat people that way. go ahead. injim's defence, i've travelled with him and watched him. he's a diligent reporter who busts his butt... injim's defence, i've travelled with him and watched him. he's a diligent reporter who busts his butt... well, i'm not a big fan of yours either, so... i understand. so let me ask a question. you aren't the best. mr president, you repeatedly... ok, just sit down. when you report fake news — no, when you report fake news, which cnn does a lot, you are the enemy of the people. go ahead. he's a diligent reporter who busts his butt. well, i'm nota big fan of yours either. i understand. so let me ask you a question, if i can. the cnn reporter's press pass was revoked shortly after that exchange. the white house press secretary sarah sanders has taken to social media to defend the decision to temporarily remove jim acosta's pass — saying...
and here is the video that she tweeted — slowing down what the white house officials say happened. here you see the lady trying to take the microphone away from cnn's jim acosta — watched by dozens ofjournalists. i think her hand brushes her arm, and you can hear him say to her, he's sorry, but there certainly isn't the sort of grabbing of this female intern that the white house is talking about, and cnn have responded to all of this, tweeting. .. they go responded to all of this, tweeting... they go on to say that jim acosta has their full support. they call this a challenge to democracy. cnn have responded tweeting "this unprecedented decision
is a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better. the white house correspondents' association — which represents the white house press correspondents reacted angrily. in a statement they urged the white house to immediately reverse what they say is a "weak and misguided action". jeff mason is the white house correspondent for the reuters news agency — he took to twitter saying that he was sat next to acosta and published photos of the encounter between the reporter and the intern. half—year results at the supermarket chain sainsbury‘s have shown a 20% rise in underlying profits, despite what the firm says is an "extremely competitive" market. the company said it had benefited from its recent takeover of the catalogue firm argos, and the hot summer weather. however, when a host of exceptional costs are taken into account, profits nearly halved. these include restructuring store management teams and preparing for its merger with asda, which is being examined by competition authorities. sainsbury‘s chief executive mike coupe has been speaking to bbc brea kfast‘s ben thompson and the proposed merger and of course the possible impact of brexit. competition authorities have a role to play. they are in evidence —based
authority who will look at the analysis and decide what they may or may not ask us to do in order for this transaction to take place, but the key message for customers is there is a unique opportunity to bring organisations together to lower costs and ultimately that will result in lower prices for customers. they will look at the evidence, draw their conclusions, but we believe we have a very strong case, that as a result of bringing the companies together there is a unique opportunity to law cost and ultimately to pass back those costs in lower prices for customers on a week to week, day—to—day basis, and that means millions and millions of customers. let's talk about those lower prices. as you have said time and again, bringing those firms together means lower prices. call me a cynic but you get this deal through, get the proposed merger by the regulator, you would then control nearly a third of the grocery market. you don't have to
promise to not raise prices because once the deal goes through you can put them up. my first point, it's not a third of the market. even on the most pessimistic view we would have around 25% market share. every day we open our shops, we have no customers. they exercise choice on a week to week day—to—day basis and if week to week day—to—day basis and if we don't treat them right, whether on price, quality or service, they will choose to take their business elsewhere. there is virtually no business in the uk that opens its doors every morning with no customers. we are very conscious of the fact that we have to do at brilliantjob for our customers the fact that we have to do at brilliant job for our customers week m, brilliant job for our customers week in, week out, but the key point is asa in, week out, but the key point is as a result of this transaction prices will come down. we will hear from the regulator at the end of january and get a decision then about whether this deal will go ahead. one thing that could change the whole market, brexit, and we will get news of that over the next couple of months. i know you have been speaking this morning about the warehouses you have around the country, about six, i think. are you
worried about and no deal on those reports we have heard about getting perishable fresh food in from the continent which could really affect your business? yeah, i actually said we have around 20 large distribution centres around the uk, and i've said before anything that involves more customer checks will slow down products, potentially bridges that an ad cost of our supply chains. but iama an ad cost of our supply chains. but i am a pragmatist and billy ultimately there will need to be a deal gone —— it'll add cost. it is self evidently the case a lot of the products we buy from the eu are perishable and can't be set —— stockpiled. so deal has to be done one way or another. sainsbury's chief executive mike coupe there. let's ta ke chief executive mike coupe there. let's take a look at the top videos being watched on the bbc website this morning... and one of those is the sotry of a retirement home for two beluga whales. with attitudes towards whales performing in marine parks changing, owners are under pressure to move the animals to a more natural environment. uk—based company merlin entertainments has long vowed
to rehome two beluga whales held in captivity in a park in china, which it bought in 2012. but it says there hasn't been a suitable place to move them to — until now. let's take a look. this is the first beluga whale century of its kind in the world and it is very exciting. we are here in a perfectly formed bay. if you look up a perfectly formed bay. if you look up at the cliffs you can see the whole surrounding area, beautifully sheltered from the atlantic waters. one of the most amazing things about this whole project has been how long it has taken to work out exactly what the best spot is, and this spot is perfect. if you imagine a beluga whale grows to about four metres, about 12 foot in length, we need enough depth in the ocean to be able to accommodate them at least three times. we are obviously please the
sanctuary has come to life and it is going to happen because we have been campaigning for the sanctuary for many years now, but obviously we wa nt many years now, but obviously we want to make sure that their welfare needs are met and it doesn'tjust turn into another attraction. that's it for today's morning briefing.
sport now, .and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's mike bushell. lots of football news to chew over, mike. yes, lots of social media stories as well and reaction on social media. starting with the champions league. one of the iconic pictures of the night, the week, the result that made jose mourinho pictures of the night, the week, the result that madejose mourinho do this. a very happy man, as manchester united scored a couple of weights goals to beatjuventus. —— couple of goals. cristiano ronaldo, after putting in is in the neck, showing everyone his six—pack. it looked like united were heading for defeat in turin untiljuan mata scored from this free kick. the comeback completed the turnaround in mourinho's emotions. next, look at one of the strangest penalties are ever likely to see. city where
already 1—0 up, but this replay shows raheem sterling tripped up on the grass, drew himself up, not the finest moment for the officials, and city went on to win 6—0. 20 of discussion on social media about that penalty. plenty saying that raheem sterling should have owned up. but chris sutton says... match of the day commentator guy mowbray points out that stirling apologised in his post match interview and points out, quite obviously, the simple solution is var. a great morning for england's cricketers in sri lanka, who looked well on their way to victory in this test, with a commanding lead at ayes. ben stokes is back, the visitors 224 for four. the have a lead of 363, and they remain the highest run chase is just 99 —— a commanding lead now. the former
england coach chris taylor, part of the team on cricket social, which you can watch and listen to on the bbc sport website. chris, thanks for taking the time to come downstairs tojoin us. firstly, let's talk about england and their commanding lead, given that best ever run chase, 99, it seems already in the bag. what is the biggest danger, complacency, is there a weather threat at all? out would certainly look at the forecast. but if it is clear this is a great opportunity for england to put some pressure on shoreline cover the rest of the series. a good opportunity for the batting line—up to gain some confidence, and somewhere in there on the pitch to come in with the spinners. you wouldn't think of retiring yet, you just build and give the bowl was even some batting practice? yes, so much time left in the game, i would bat well into tomorrow. allow the wicket to deteriorate more which gives the
spinners are great opportunity to dominate in the fourth innings. it is good batting practice, really. someone getting lots of batting practice is keaton jennings someone getting lots of batting practice is keatonjennings whojust has this century. thank goodness he is inform. has this century. thank goodness he is in form. the rest of the batting order at the top seems to fall away again. moeen ali especially, not getting his best at all. yes, england's top order was continuing. fantastic to see keaton get some ru ns fantastic to see keaton get some runs and this hundred will do no end to his confidence. burns, unlucky to be run out at the top of the innings, and moeen ali, obviously not contributing again. a similar kind of story at england's top order. would you stick with it, change it now, or think give the man a chance, so many chances already? you have seven or eight all—rounders in the team is someone has to bat two, three, four, five and six, and i certainly wouldn't change the opening partnership. it hasjust started, they will take time to bed m, started, they will take time to bed in, but the rest of the batting order you can kind of fraud and play
in any order really. no much to focus too much on the weight is going in sri lanka —— you can kind of throw up and play in any order really. we will let you get back to this morning's social. plenty in the papers reacting to last night was like football. the telegraph focusing on manchester united's late win overjuventus, jose mourinho doing the dance in the picture there, saying turin road, and they also report on the column on the right that harry kane will give wayne rooney the captain's armband when he comes on for his 120th cap, playing in america later this month. jose mourinho on the back of the times, and it also says flanker sam underhill will come into play the all blacks this weekend in place of the injured tom curry. that isa place of the injured tom curry. that is a flavour of the papers this morning. just to mark your card, gareth southgate will be naming his england squad. of course we know that wayne rooney will get some
place on the bench and we will bring you that's what an afternoon live on the bbc news channel. england's women in action tonight in a friendly against austria. follow that of the sport website and app. you also find coverage of the europa league, arsenal hosting sporting lisbon, and are away at five to six. that is all the sport from now. more from the bbc sports centre at 11:15am. thanks very much, mike. the headlines on bbc news... it is ten to ten. prince charles vows to keep his opinions to himself when he becomes king. in his own words — he's "not that stupid" to meddle. in california, at least six people are injured in a shooting in a nightclub. this is the scene live. in thousand oaks, as the media gathered to report on this. the government is reportedly contained inside the venue. —— the gunman is
reportedly contained inside the venue. a serious blow to plans for a new nuclear plant in cumbria, as toshiba withdraws from the project. all this week, in the run—up to the armistice day centenary, we're on a journey along the western front, uncovering stories from the trenches of the first world war. some of the most ferocious conflict took place in the middle east, as the allies fought the ottoman empire. martin patience reports from beirut, about the effect the war had on the region. in a quiet corner of beirut, a commonwealth war cemetery — testimony to the bitter fighting between the allies and the ottoman empire, which joined the war on germany's side in 1914. the ottoman empire, which was centred on modern—day turkey, ruled supreme in the middle east for centuries.
this was once an army barracks for its troops in what is now the lebanese city of tripoli, and for people living here today, the consequences of the first world war are still being felt. a century ago, the most famous battle fought in the region was the gallipoli campaign. allied forces were repulsed by ottoman troops. that defeat meant they were forced to fight their way through the region, starting in egypt, pushing north through palestine, as it was then known, into modern—day syria and lebanon. lawrence of arabia famously rallied arab—bedouin forces to attack ottoman supply lines, including blowing up railways. this station in tripoli is more than a century old. it was once one of the arteries stitching together the ottoman
empire, but at the end of the first world war, the empire was carved up by the victorious powers, britain and france. and here are the faces of descendants of french—african troops brought to lebanon to fight for the allies. they now live in a rundown area known as the ‘house of slaves.‘ fatima, now in her late 70s, told us she knows little of her family history. all of the photographs that she had were destroyed during the lebanese civil war. she says she has endured racism throughout her life. translation: i would reply by saying we are god‘s creation. they would answer, but we do not have this complexion in lebanon. so i say, "i am born as a lebanese, and my identity is stronger than yours." these men died in what was supposed to be the war to end all wars. but a century on, the middle east remains torn by conflict,
a consequence of the settlement following world war i, and british forces are still fighting in the region. martin patience, bbc news, beirut. let‘s go back to the news of a shooting at a nightclub in california. we can now talk tojory rand, abc7 eyewitness news anchor and reporter who has been covering the incident from the scene. firstly, what you about how this incident began. what we know is that this was a crowded wednesday night at this bar, a college night, in this town of thousand oaks about 40 miles west of los angeles. we arrived on scene and happened upon a young man who was at the front door when the shooter arrived and began firing. the shooter, we believe it
isa firing. the shooter, we believe it is a young man perhaps in his 20s, although we don‘t have confirmation, began shooting with a handgun, shooting security guards either outside orjust inside —— inside or just outside. there are reports of a smoke grenade inside the bar, he entered and then began to open fire. there were upwards of 100 or more people inside this bar on the dance floor at the time. once the firing began someone shouted to get down, the entire group got down, the shooter entered and began firing. once they reloaded someone shouted and everyone got off the floor. people were throwing chairs through windows to escape. it seemed like a chaotic scene. jory, is the gunman still inside the venue? we are not sure. we are awaiting confirmation from the sheriff department. they said there is no longer a threat to the surrounding community, but we
don‘t know exactly what that means. whether the suspect has been taken into custody or whether they have been shot. the ground has been deemed safe enough for paramedics and authorities to enter the bar, which they had not done for quite some time, thinking there might be an active shooter still inside. so we believe this shooter has been neutralised somehow. one could assume he has been shot by authorities or taken his own life, but at this point we are awaiting confirmation. we just know that we have been told there is no longer a threat, and 11 people have been shot, and we don‘t know the status of them either. we don‘t know how many people have been killed. authorities are simply saying 11 people have been shot including a share of‘s deputy. jory rand jory, we have to leave it there. thank you. from abc7, jory rand. time to check on the weather.
an unsettled picture. quite a lot of rain forecast today. showers this morning across western areas but there will be brighter skies developing for many compared to yesterday. you can see from the radar imagery where they have been so far this morning. most across the west but they are drifting in a north direction. we have some showers, and also some rainbows out there. that is from one of our weather watchers in glasgow this morning, a nice double rainbow. for the rest of today, show is moving north—eastwards, sunny spells for scotla nd north—eastwards, sunny spells for scotland this afternoon, and some sunshine in central and eastern areas of england, but heavy rain continuing to read these irish sea coasts particularly towards the east of northern ireland and the south west of scotland —— continuing around these irish sea coasts. perhaps getting up to 16 celsius across the south—east. rain continuing overnight, edging further northward across scotland, perhaps easing of macintouch in the south—west of england. quite breezy
conditions around the irish sea coast —— easing off a touch in the south—west. into friday it will be really quite unsettled, this big area of low pressure living in, isobars across the uk getting closer together. strong winds and some heavy rain moving in. wet and windy especially around western areas. the risk of some gales are those irish sea coasts. stage and to your bbc local radio station for more updates. you can see as the rain moves into northern ireland —— stay tuned to your local bbc radio station. largely dried towards easter areas but a few showers in the morning. wendy for all of us especially around the irish sea coast, the north west of scotland, dusting perhaps 60—70 mph. —— windy for all of us. temperatures looking
at 11-14d, for all of us. temperatures looking at 11—14d, then we head into the weekend and low pressure is never too far away. quite a big area of low pressure, look at that spiralling around close to the uk, giving this unsettled weather so there will be a mixture of sunny spells and showers. hello. it‘s thursday. it‘s ten o‘clock. i‘m victoria derbyshire. a shooting at a bar outside los angeles leaves at least six people injured. the venue was hosting a country music night which is popular with students. we‘ll have the latest on this developing story. by the time your child is 13, you, their mum and dad, will have posted on average 1300 photos and videos of them on social media, according to england‘s children‘s commissioner today. she‘s warning that children are being datafied from birth. this mum reckons she gets consent from her daughter before posting pics of her.