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so can the secretary of state confirm, he touched on in his early answer, was the police officer was detained in kent last night. this is a serious and significant development in our search for sarah and the fact that the man who has been arrested is a sober and the fact that the man who has been arrested is a serving metropolitan police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing. we'll have the latest from scotland yard. also this lunchtime: despite a £37 billion budget, the impact of the test and trace scheme is unclear say mps who've criticised unimaginable spending. broadcaster piers morgan says
he stands by his criticism of the duchess of sussex. there are now reports that meghan complained to itv about his comments on mental health. a clearer picture of the impact of covid—19 in england and wales. new data shows more men have died with the virus, but women's well—being has been more negatively affected. and we follow chanooa the black rhino, leaving yorkshire for tanzania in the hope of increasing the numbers of the endangered animal. and coming up on bbc news... wales manager ryan giggs will be missing for the start of their world cup qualifying campaign after his arrest on suspicion of assault last year. robert page will continue to deputise. good afternoon and welcome
to the bbc news at one. a metropolitan police officer has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of sarah everard in south london. the 33—year—old was last seen leaving a friend's house in clapham last wednesday evening, and was planning to walk home. the police officer was detained in kent, and a woman was arrested at the same address on suspicion of assisting an offender. this morning police have been searching a house in deal in kent. our correspondentjon donnison is at scotland yard. seven days after sarah everard disappeared the search for her continues, but clearly as each day passes the concern is growing. and then overnight a development which, by the metropolitan police's admission, has left them shocked and deeply disturbed.
it's now almost a week since sarah everard disappeared. the 33—year—old, originally from york, was last seen as she walked home through clapham in south london last wednesday evening. this morning, more details were given on the news that a serving metropolitan police officer is one of two people to be arrested in kent in connection with the case. our inquiries suggest that this officer was not on duty at the time of sarah's disappearance. at the same time and at the same location, a woman was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. she was also taken into custody and remains so at a london police station as i speak. police say sarah left her friend's house around 9:00 pm last wednesday. officers believe she walked across clapham common to rejoin the south circular ring road on the other side. at 9.30pm she was spotted on cctv, on poynders road, walking alone in the direction of tulse hill, and she hasn't been seen since. police are continuing to scour
the area around clapham common, using boats and sniffer dogs to search local ponds. last night much of the attention was around a block of flats in tulse hill. they've not given details of the rank or role of the officer who's being questioned, or said whether he was known to sarah. but they described his arrest as shocking. this is a serious and significant development in our search for sarah and the fact that the man who's been arrested is a serving metropolitan police officer is both shocking and deeply disturbing. i recognise the significant concern this will cause. this morning police have extended their search to several locations in cannes, including a property in deal. cannes, including a property in deal. as the search goes on, assistant commissioner ephgrave said he still really hoped sarah might still be alive. but as time passes, her family and friends
will only fear the worst. this development has clearly seen the police investigation stepped up. much of the focus seems to be around this property in deal in deal and the police will also be looking at whether there is any connection between the two people who have been arrested and sarah everard, who disappeared a week ago. despite its £37 billion budget there is no clear evidence that the government's test and trace scheme contributed to a reduction in coronavirus infections. that's the finding of the cross—party public accounts committee, which says the scheme was set up to help prevent lockdowns but that two more had happened since then. the head of test and trace, dido harding, says the system was built from scratch and is now doing more tests than any other comparable country. anna collinson reports. identifying the infected, locating their contacts and isolating.
a well—functioning test and trace programme is seen as crucial in the fight against coronavirus. each nation has its own system but a damning report is questioning whether england's is effective enough to justify its cost — £37 billion over two years. those who have experienced issues would say it's not. by the time we were contacted, we were the close family contacts, i was rung on sunday the 23rd of august and i was asked to self—isolate until sunday the 16th of august which of course was a week earlier, so it's a pretty bonkers system that continues to ring people to ask them to do something that is impossible for them to do because it's in the past. the budget for test and trace was £22 billion when it was set up last may. a further £15 billion was approved following claims it would avoid a second national lockdown. but not one but two lockdowns followed, and the public accounts committee claims there is no evidence
the programme is cutting coronavirus infections. it's an eye—watering sum of money that's been spent and for that we need to see better results and a clearer connection between testing and stemming the spread of the virus and so far the data on that is not very strong. the findings are a particular sting for health workers. the royal college of nursing says there will be fury their members have only been offered a i% pay rise while test and trace has spent millions on consultants. is test and trace a waste . of money, prime minister? but the government says every pound spent has helped save lives. it's thanks to nhs test and trace that we are able to send kids back to school and begin cautiously and irreversibly to reopen our economy and restart our lives. the report does acknowledge that test and trace has been set up at an incredible speed. the person in charge of the programme says
it now does more tests than any other comparable countries. the scale of nhs test and trace is huge but that's because, as we've all been learning, we've had to respond really quickly to fight covid and so yes, we do a very large number of tests, we successfully reach a very large number of people to ask them to self—isolate. that's what test and trace is set up to do. the more cases fall, the easier it is to detect and contain outbreaks like the one at this sandwich factory at northampton in august. test and trace will continue to play a key role in our lives but many will be watching closely to ensure taxpayers' money isn't wasted. anna collinson, bbc news. a diplomatic row has broken out after one of the eu's top officials claimed the uk had imposed an outright ban on the export of covid vaccines. a senior eu diplomat has been summoned to the foreign office after the european council president charles michel accused britain and the us of banning
the movement of vaccines. this lunchtime borisjohnson said the uk had "not blocked the export of a single covid—i9 vaccine or vaccine component". our europe correspondent nick beake is in brussels. the beake is in brussels. prime minister here is adama what the prime minister here is adamant. what is still being said where you are? it what is still being said where you are? , ., ., , , are? it is worth reminding ourselves that the bigger _ are? it is worth reminding ourselves that the bigger picture _ are? it is worth reminding ourselves that the bigger picture here - are? it is worth reminding ourselves that the bigger picture here is - are? it is worth reminding ourselves that the bigger picture here is that l that the bigger picture here is that the roll—out of the vaccine across europe has been really slow, certainly compared with the uk. top officials in brussels have come in for a lot of criticism. the man who chairs the meetings of the leaders of the 27 eu countries has been talking about how in the months the eu will be a shining light in sending faxes to other parts of the world, particularly in poorer countries. and he drew a contrast with the uk where he claimed there was effectively an export ban on vaccines leaving the uk. that has caused fury in downing street and
today the deputy ambassador to the uk has been summoned to the foreign office. it was a private meeting but you can imagine what went on there, ranging from an awkward chat over tea and biscuits followed by a full on dressing down. critics of the eu say this is a bit rich. they point to january when the eu was willing to january when the eu was willing to override parts of the brexit divorce deal in order to stop vaccines leaving the eu and potentially getting to great britain. in the last few days we have seen italy block the export of 250,000 jobs destined for australia. to sum things up, the relations between the two countries are really frosty and this latest episode does not help at all. frosty and this latest episode does not help at all. the broadcaster piers morgan has said he stands by his criticism of the duchess of sussex. he left itv�*s good morning britain yesterday, after the regulator ofcom received tens of thousands of complaints about his comments. piers morgan had said he �*didn't believe a word' meghan said in her interview with oprah winfrey. there are reports this lunchtime
that meghan has formally complained to itv about his language. here's our media correspondent david sillito. piers morgan suddenly with a lot of time on his hands. his departure from good morning britain centre is back after what he described as an amicable disagreement with itv, because of comments about the duchess of sussex. 2a hours on his opinions were not changed. i do duchess of sussex. 24 hours on his opinions were not changed.- opinions were not changed. i do not believe anything — opinions were not changed. i do not believe anything that _ opinions were not changed. i do not believe anything that comes - opinions were not changed. i do not believe anything that comes out - opinions were not changed. i do not believe anything that comes out ofl believe anything that comes out of her mouth. i think the damage that is done to the british monarchy while prince philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible. i have to pull on my sword for expressing and honestly held opinion, perhaps meghan markle in that diatribe or built that she came outwith, so be it. you came out with, so be it. you
continue _ came out with, so be it. you continue to _ came out with, so be it. you continue to trash. _ came out with, so be it. you continue to trash. i - came out with, so be it. you continue to trash. i am - came out with, so be it. you continue to trash. i am done came out with, so be it. you - continue to trash. i am done with this. the drama _ continue to trash. i am done with this. the drama of— continue to trash. i am done with this. the drama of yesterday's i this. the drama of yesterday's programme — this. the drama of yesterday's programme did _ this. the drama of yesterday's programme did bring - this. the drama of yesterday's programme did bring a - this. the drama of yesterday's programme did bring a record | programme did bring a record audience and a record number of complaints, one of them reportedly from the duchess of sussex herself. today there was a quieter atmosphere in the studio. he today there was a quieter atmosphere in the studio-— in the studio. he is without doubt an outspoken. — in the studio. he is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, - an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. he has_ opinionated, disruptive broadcaster. he has many critics and he has many fans _ he has many critics and he has many fans. ., . ., , , fans. for itv, which has been runnina fans. for itv, which has been running a _ fans. for itv, which has been running a campaign _ fans. for itv, which has been running a campaign about - fans. for itv, which has been - running a campaign about mental health, it is clear there was a feeling that piers morgan, who is employed to be provocative, had gone too far. so, has he been cancelled for his so—called anti—woke views? most of the people who complain about freedom of speech being limited to so live on tv and radio 24 limited to so live on tv and radio 2a hours a day. i don't really buy that. piers morgan is never going to be silence, he is always somebody who will find a platform for his voice. �* ., , a, ., , voice. and from piers morgan himself a stron:
voice. and from piers morgan himself a strong hint — voice. and from piers morgan himself a strong hint that _ voice. and from piers morgan himself a strong hint that this _ voice. and from piers morgan himself a strong hint that this will _ voice. and from piers morgan himself a strong hint that this will only - voice. and from piers morgan himself a strong hint that this will only be - a strong hint that this will only be a strong hint that this will only be a brief pause. a strong hint that this will only be a brief pause-— a brief pause. although the woke crowd will think _ a brief pause. although the woke crowd will think they _ a brief pause. although the woke crowd will think they have - a brief pause. although the woke i crowd will think they have cancelled me, i think they will be rather disappointed when i re—emerge. indeed. two new opinion led new services are waiting in the wings. the morgan style of broadcasting is far from the morgan style of broadcasting is farfrom going out of the morgan style of broadcasting is far from going out of fashion. the morgan style of broadcasting is far from going out of fashion. our top story this lunchtime... a serving police officer has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of sarah everard in south london. and still to come — learning to live with her stammer — we have one woman's story of what it's like to live with the condition. coming up in sport on bbc news... roger's return — federer readies himself for his first competitive tennis match in over a year as he makes his comeback from injury against britain's dan evans at the qatar open.
a clearer picture is emerging of the differing impact of the covid pandemic on men and women. new data from the office for national statistics, which covers england and wales, shows more men have died with covid—i9 — but women's well—being has been more negatively affected. our health correspondent phillipa roxby is here. the picture with men, let's start with that. a, ., ., with that. more men than women died over the course _ with that. more men than women died over the course of _ with that. more men than women died over the course of the _ with that. more men than women died over the course of the last _ with that. more men than women died over the course of the last year. - over the course of the last year. 18% more. there were 63,000 deaths among men and 53,000 among women in england. it is known that men have a greater health risk from the virus, that could be a cause of underlying conditions that increase their risk. this was particularly apparent in the first peak when 30% more men than women died in the pandemic. this gender gap narrowed in the second peak, perhaps because of
greater knowledge of the virus and greater knowledge of the virus and greater awareness of it. but the death rate was significantly greater among working men, those aged between 20 and 64. notjust people in the over 70s more at risk, but the younger you are the less your risk of dying. ﬁnd the younger you are the less your risk of dying-— risk of dying. and the impact on women great — risk of dying. and the impact on women great but _ risk of dying. and the impact on women great but in _ risk of dying. and the impact on women great but in a _ risk of dying. and the impact on women great but in a different i risk of dying. and the impact on - women great but in a different way? that is right, it was their well—being that was more effective. they felt more anxious, depressed and lonely than men. at all times when they were asked over the past year. more men than women said they were not at all worried by the effects of the virus on their lives, but a greater number of women were furloughed. women were less likely to be working from home, which could explain why a greater proportion of women were home—schooling. 67% compared with men, who were 55%. one in three women said this had a really negative impact on their well—being. they were also doing lots of unpaid housework, more than
an hour more than men. a dozen police officers who fled from myanmar to india have told the bbc they feared they would be forced to kill or harm protestors. security forces have turned to more violent tactics to try to stop demonstrations against the military, which seized power in a coup last month. our south asia correspondent rajini vaidyanathan, on the border between the two countries, spoke to the officers who fled to avoid having to inflict violence on protesters. i am standing in the north—east indian state of mizoram butjust on the other side of the banks here is the country of myanmar. this river, that runs for some 400 kilometres, separates the two countries. it is across here that dozens of people fleeing the military crackdown in myanmar have fled. we met a group of them, policemen and women, all in their 20s, who say they fled the country after refusing to use
violence against protesters. translation: the military officer in charge ordered us to shoot at groups of more than five people. they said they'd take responsibility for it. "i had to desert the police department as i couldn't open fire on innocent people. authorities in myanmar have written to some local officials here in mizoram asking that police officers are sent back to the country. now, the ones we have spoken to are living in fear at the moment but they believe that they are far safer here in india even though many are separated from their families as the violence continues. now, we are also hearing that security is being stepped up along this border, but from what we have seen, it looks fairly easy for people to make thatjourney. some locals say that they are expecting more and more people to cross over into india as the military crackdown in myanmar continues to worsen.
a toxic culture of bullying and harassment at the sellafield nuclear site could let serious incidents go unreported. that's what whistleblowers have told the bbc. in a leaked letter, the staff group for ethnic minority workers describes incidents of racial abuse, and other staff say sexist and homophobic bullying has become routine. sellafield says it's committed to eradicating unacceptable behaviour from the workplace. jim reed reports. it's the largest, most complex nuclear site in western europe, home to 10,000 staff. but people we've spoken to say some of its working practices are stuck firmly in the past. alison mcdermott was a consultant in the hr team in sellafield until late 2018. many people have contacted me sharing stories of bullying, harassment, racism.
i'll never forget an employee saying to me when i was asking him questions about the culture, he said at sellafield, you've got two really dangerous elements. you've got toxic materials and you've got a toxic culture. she is now taking sellafield to court, alleging her contract was terminated for whistleblowing. sellafield is contesting the case. the bbc has also seen a letter from a group representing ethnic minority workers cataloguing dozens of racist incidents. one muslim man says an instructor at a training course told the class the main threat to the site was "bearded men in flipflops". he then singled me out and mockingly looks under the table at my shoes. he went on to say, they come over on boats, we feed them, clothe them, we house them and all they want to do is blow us up. none of my colleagues intervened or supported me. sellafield said it has not ignored or tried to cover up concerns about bullying. it said it has developed a company
wide improvement program and this work is continuing. the worry from people we've spoken to is that the culture here at sellafield could make it difficult for workers to come forward if they have concerns and that, they say, could have a knock—on effect on safety at what's the largest nuclear waste site in western europe. in one case, a member of the underwater diving team alleged he was bullied after raising safety concerns. in another, a worker received an internal dose of plutonium after a bag of nuclear waste was opened. redacted emails linked to the incident and the follow up investigation refer to allegations of threatening behaviour and claims of a cover up. an internal report said new measures were put in place to prevent a similar accident in the future. somebody has to do something. somebody has to stand up. carl connor resigned injanuary after 13 years at sellafield. he says he had a breakdown caused by bullying. those dedicated professionals deserve to be treated properly. i don't feel they are as it stands. i feel like that's a major risk.
and so i'm coming forward as a whistleblower in the hope that i can change that. sellafield said it is working to improve its processes so staff can have confidence that when issues are raised, they are dealt with. it says it accepts it has more work to do, but remains committed to eradicating unacceptable behaviour from the workplace. jim reed, bbc news. more than 70 women from one town have had their private, often naked, images stolen and shared online by people in their community. the photos, some of them of underage girls, are thought to have been stolen by hackers, or provided by former boyfriends and uploaded anonymously on a website which features women from across the world. our reporter patrick clahane has spoken to a number of victims who've set up a group to try to getjustice. it felt quite threatening, like a personal attack, even though there were tens, maybe hundreds of girls from my local area.
ruby is one of around 70 women living in her town who've had their private images stolen and shared online by people they probably know. the images themselves, they were taken from one of my private friend's facebook albums when i was actually under 18. the images of ruby weren't explicit, but they were put on a website where people anonymously request and trade private, often naked images of women who live in their area. it's thought the images are often taken via hacking or uploaded by people known to the victims. charities say online forums like this are becoming commonplace. four years ago, we were doing sort of 60 or 70 cases a month. a year ago it was 120, and now it's 400. and i think that demonstrates a growing problem. there are more victims, more perpetrators, more websites. content travels further and faster than it ever has before. these are some of the comments that are on the website. "not much of a looker, but i love
bumping into her boyfriend at the pub and knowing i've seen his girlfriend naked." this one's post number 72,000 and something. news of the website quickly spread around the town. it just started to snowball. everyone just started knowing about it and alerting each other. jess was told she was on there. her images were taken from a private website she'd uploaded them to. my heart literallyjust sank. i literally felt like someone had shot me. what was even more disturbing was that these are people that know who we are. we've gone to school with them. we shop at the same supermarket as them. the police response was varied. some didn't get a follow up call at all and still haven't to this day. nearly ten months later. itjust seemed like it was already a closed case. so we felt quite alone. so we started taking things into our own hands and we decided to establish a whatsapp support group. we've really banded together. we've written letters to mp5. we've written letters to the head of the police force. the police involved told us it's met with a number of the victims and is working
with the national crime agency to investigate their reports. in england and wales, it's illegal to show private sexual photographs of someone without their consent if the intent is to cause distress. but authorities often struggle to prove that, and prosecute anonymous perpetrators. the law commission has just published proposals to change these laws. but while they're being looked at, ruby and jess say they won't stop fighting for victims. this is a time to start fighting back and getting our power back again. we are moving forward together as a collective. we are teachers, nurses, work in retail, we're mothers and we are real people. we won't be silenced. patrick clahane reporting there. around one and a half million adults in the uk have a stammer, but it's not always immediately obvious. felicity baker is one example. she managed to keep her stammer hidden through most of her school life and her professional career as a producer here at the bbc. but now she's opened up
about her experience, working alongside my colleague sophie raworth. hello, i'm calling from the bbc. around 1.5 million people stammer in the uk, and i'm one of them. felicity b—b—ba ker. this was me, ten years ago. since then, i've learnt techniques to hide my stammer. so well, that most of my colleagues had no idea. it's a complete role reversal, this is great! i know i appear like i'm not stammering now. but underneath the surface, there's this kind of mad peddling. you know, i'm thinking as i'm speaking to you. i'm thinking, you know, how i'm going to avoid difficult words, difficult sounds. i know this sounds that i find hard to say and so i don't tend to use them in my vocabulary. i've learned over the
years not to use them. grace crenshaw is a 19—year—old arts student. like me, she struggles to say her own name. i will eitherjust say hey, hey, m—m—my name's grace. just to make sure that i don't have to have that, like, moment of them being, like, what's your name and me just not being able to say it. what's it like to stammer, if you're trying to explain? it's... i mean, it's really hard to, like, stammer. because it's like you're constantly having to... you're constantly having to use your... use your energyjust to get a word out. and i can be very embarrassed when i'm, like, when i'm... when i'm blocking on a word for a long time. i'm just like, oh god, can ijust, like, leave right now! some people who stammer hide it well. but it can still impact even the small things in your daily life. going to a bar, you order what's easiest to say,
not necessarily what you want. and it's the same when you go out for lunch as well, sandwiches or in restaurants, i just will instantly order the thing that's easiest for me to say. outside of work, i never, i'll never make phone calls, ever. unless i absolutely have to. living life with a stammer is rarely talked about. by being open about it, i hope we can give more people a chance to be heard. felicity baker, bbc news. and you can see felicity�*s documentary i can't say my name — stammering in the spotlight tonight on bbc1, at 7.30. a black rhino has begun a 4,000 mile trip from a zoo in north yorkshire to live in the wild in her ancestral home in tanzania, in east africa. chanoa, who's eight, has been living at the flamingo land zoo as part of a conservation project. there are only 5,000 black rhinos in the world and it's hoped chanua could increase their numbers. luxmy gopal has more.
it's moving day for chanua, this 8—year—old black rhino has been a familiar face at flamingo land for years, but her time at the zoo has come to an end. today, she begins the first leg of a journey that stretches more than 4,000 miles, from north yorkshire to her new home in tanzania. we've been concentrating on her crate training, which is feeding every meal in the crate. on move day, it's going to be quite a noisy affair. she's got to get used to things banging around, the crate doors being shut behind her. so that's sort of the next step, to just sort of get her used to those sort of noises and the movements of the doors. we're just going to work really hard to make sure that she's nice and comfortable. and that's sort of our main focus at the moment. it's a long process to help chinua feel comfortable, with zookeepers working for a month to help her acclimatise to the feeling of being inside the crate. while she's in the crate we need to make sure she's secure. and in order to do so, we need
to slide some bars behind her. so in order to do that, we are going to introduce a poking stick. so while chanua is in the crate, we will be using a long pole that we have and we will be putting it through the holes of the crate and we will be touching herjust on the burn, just gently with it and rewarding her by saying "good girl". giving her treats as well, just to reward herfor that behaviour just so that she knows that it's so nice and calm, she doesn't need to freak out if any of the bars touch her. chanua has an extraordinary responsibility, which she's been specially selected for. she could be a vital part of the work to help revive the black rhino population, a species that's been poached for many years, to the point that it's now critically endangered. as it stands at the moment, there are only about 5,000 black rhinos left in the world. so obviously she's part of a really important breeding programme. we're part of a little project which is intended to put this several black rhinos back out
into tanzania, which is sort of adjacent to flamingo land's conservation project out in tanzania itself. it's hard to say goodbye to a rhino that's loved by visitors and staff alike. but the time has come for chanua to start a new life and bring renewed hope for the world's black rhino population. luxmy gopal, bbc news. time for a look at the weather, here's susan powell. good afternoon. some very windy weather on the way for the uk in the days ahead. probably the strongest winds in the next 24 hours. some heavy rain as well and very stormy particular to the irish sea. it is this developing area of low pressure out in the near atlantic that is going to bring these stormy conditions in the short—term. but we remain with low pressure even as we
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